Used to be a ‘new’ Jersey Girl   : now A Colorado Girl

Friday, March 02, 2007

Spring Gracious Parcels in the works

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Spring will be coming soon if last night’s deluge of rain is anything to go by. If you remember, a few months back I did three squares for Gracious Parcels, a charity knitting project headed up by a blogger friend of mine, Firefly. [See her link under Lynne’s Favorites in my sidebar.] Knitters from all over the world have contributed squares for her blankets that are distributed to families in need through a local Habit for Humanity. [If you follow the Gracious Parcels link above you will see a finished blanket.]

The colors and yarns I chose this time were inspired by spring and summer. The nubby lilac colored square is supposed to represent bunches of lilac flowers. The blue square is variegated like water, and I chose a chevron pattern to form ‘Vs’ like ripples in a lake or stream; and the square in progress is a strawberry-raspberry color done in a checkerboard which I hope will look like pints of those luscious berries when completed. This is all in my mind’s eye of course, and other people may see them as representing something else entirely.

I have fun choosing yarn and then a pattern to best represent what I want to portray. And, I’m constantly teaching myself new stitch patterns. So, it’s a win-win situation. It gives me a creative outlet, and at the same time I am donating my time and efforts to a very good cause. I like the thought of my stitches warming someone’s heart and lap. It’s a good thing.

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Welcome, I'm Lynne. You know me better as a 'new' Jersey Girl. But now I've moved back to my 'home' state and I am living in NoCo (Northern Colorado).This blog will be about my thoughts, good food, and of course, dogs.

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