Check out the Ghana Project

One of our members, Grammie Pammie, has started her own charity knitting project known as The Ghana Project. Her story is very touching and heart warming.

GP’s generosity is evident here in the Gracious Parcels blog when you see how many 7″ square patterns she has gracious contributed. Please take a moment to read her new blog about the Ghana Project and give her your support if you can.

Well done, GP!



Progress on Gracious Parcels Spring ’07 Blankets

First Gracious Parcels Spring 07 Blanket Comes TogetherJust a brief post to show a photo of progress on the first sewn together blanket for Gracious Parcels Spring ’07. Read more about this at the I Live on a Farm blog.

I have also posted a “Photos” page here at the Gracious Parcels Blog. Check it out.

The photos I have posted there are some I shot one day when I had received a large batch of mail packets with squares. In a perfect world I would have had the time to photograph each contribution that came in and put up the photo with credit to the contributor.

This, however, is not a perfect world.


Knitting for HfH

You have to give back to your community. Life is a big circle and you only get out of it what you put in. Giving to others is the path to joy and contentment. You get back so much more than what you put in. Knitting is so personal and the results so rewarding that you must share them with others. Giving from the heart starts out as one thing, but quickly becomes another. The rewards are immense and the friendships made along the way enrich all who participate, whether on the giving or the receiving end. Please help others in anyway you can. My way just happens to be knitting! The WhitneyKnitter!

Now look what you’ve done

The Squares for Gracious Parcels Spring 2007 Blankets

This is a photo of all of the squares that have been submitted for the Spring 2007 Gracious Parcels blankets.

And here is a photo of me with the first Gracious Parcels blanket, completed during the 2006 Holiday Season (Gracious Parcels 2006).

Firefly with the first Gracious Parcels Blanket

For more details and photos of the new squares, go to the Spring 2007 page I just set up.

Best to you all,

Box Stitch

As requested by Pam:

Box Stitch

The box stitch looks the same on both sides and lies flat. You work this pattern on a mulitple of 4 stitches plus 2 ( 6, 10, 14, and so on).

1. Row 1 (right side): Knit 2, *purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to end of row.
2. Row 2 (wrong side): Purl 2, *knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to end of row.
3. Row 3: Repeat row 2.
4. Row 4: Repeat row 1.
5. Repeat rows 1-4 for box stitch.



Here is a picture of the squares we (Lora and I) contributed to the Gracious Parcels project. Firefly’s project inspired us to start a local project for blankets for a local Habitat for Humanity project.

Gracious Parcels

The blankets are done and we deliver them next week.
I really enjoy reading firefly’s website/blogs and am really looking forward to exchanging posts with other knitters.
I am going to go back and carefully study the patterns provided when I get a minute. Tonight is a blur of activity but I want to post a quick hello to everyone.


Cluster Ribs

Cluster Ribs

This is a simple pattern which produces nice results.

Multiples of 3 + 1 (I use 28 stitches for the 7″ squares)


YO=Yarn Over

PSSO=Pass Slipped Stitch Over

Row 1: P1, *K2, P1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 2: K1, *YO, K2, PSSO, K1 (repeat from * to end of row)

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Row 3: P1, *K2, P1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 4: K1, *YO, K2, PSSO, K1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Repeat rows 3 & 4 for pattern