Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sorting for Delivery

Julia Ozburn, Debra Locke, Carrie Cox, Nina Palmer, Carolyn Nash, Connie Crowell, Michele McClellan and I sorted the many hats, scarves and gloves prior to delivery.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hats, Scarves and Gloves, Oh My!

We have been able to fill all of the October - December requests made to us by local organizations! I will post more details about the quantities donated later this week. Please keep working! We have had some additional requests for help come in and I just can't say no!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Scrap Hat

Cute hat that uses all of your odds and ends! Make your own "crazy" ball of yarn and then knit or crochet a hat using your favorite pattern. Put all of the knots to the outside. Trim the ends so they are relatively even.

How to make crazy yarn:
Take all of your bits of leftover yarns which have been accumulating.Cut them into assorted lengths (no greater than six yards) then mix them all up and knot them together randomly. No fancy knotting technique, just leave a tail of about an inch or so. Don’t worry about fiber type and thickness. Mix together cottons, acrylics, wools, novelty yarn, and every possible blend in between.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Shopping at The Big Stitch

We had such an amazing selection of yarn!!! Thanks to everyone who donated -- it was our biggest and best boutique yet!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Crocheted Flower Pattern

By request, here is a pattern written for Knit and Crochet Tennessee by Gwen Greene.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sticks N Stitch

Here is ticket ordering information. Visit See you at the game!

Laurel Burch Tote Bags

Love colorful bags and cats? I do too. Check out this bag. Some like it will be available for sale in the Big Stitch Boutique. We have some for door prizes too!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Big Stitch Food!

Besides being an awesome day for knitting, crocheting and fellowship, The Big Stitch has turned into a food fest too! Some requests have come in wanting to know just what my daughter Bethany is baking for Big Stitch 5. Here is the list:

Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes
Hummingbird Cupcakes
Chocolate Fudge Frosted Cupcakes
Mint Cookies & Cream Cupcakes
Coffee Chocolate Muffins
Oatmeal Muffins - some with raisins and some with cranberries
Banana Honey Muffins
Macadamia Mud Cupcakes

For some photo's of some of her treats, visit her blog at

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Knit and Crochet TN by the numbers

1 - year old. Happy Birthday Knit and Crochet TN!
4 - Big Stitch events held in 2009
375 - knitters and crocheters who attended Big Stitch events in 2009
45 - baby blankets & hats, scarves, hats and gloves donated to Mercy Children's Clinic
1500 - baby blankets & hats donated to Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
60 - hats, scarf and glove sets donated to Safe Haven Family Shelter
30 - baby blankets and hats donated to Edgehill Community
10 - yarn shops who have been our sponsors, supporters, mentors and friends. Thank you to Bliss Yarns, Haus of Yarn, Knaughty Knitter, Knit Happy, Neighborhood Knit Shop, Stitchin' Post, The Busy Needle, Imagiknit Yarns & More, Falcon Feather Fibers and Textile Fabric Store.
3033+ hats made and donated to area charities.

Mending Hearts

Yesterday a donation of hats, scarves and gloves was made to Mending Hearts. I contacted them after reading about them last month in The Tennessean. Mending Hearts is a residential recovery-oriented therapeutic community for women who are or are at risk of becoming homeless as a result of their addiction to drugs, alcohol or both. There are so many needs in our communities. Thank you for your hard work helping Knit and Crochet Tennessee make a difference in our community.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Baby Blanket Donation

Nancy Mason, Program Director of the African American Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative and Mamie Turner, Outreach Worker for Mothers United for Healthy Babies admire the beautiful knitted and crocheted baby blankets and hats that were recently donated to their organization, United Neighborhood Health Services. These blankets will be given to young mothers in the Edgehill Community as well as those living in the JC Napier and Tony Sudekum neighborhoods.