Denise's NeedleWorks
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

I am wife to Jeff, homeschool mom to 8, a knit and crochet teacher and totally addicted to knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. After knitting, crocheting and sewing my own clothing from the age of 10 on, I studied textiles & clothing in college. That lead me to 25 years of custom dressmaking and alterations work, while sewing, knitting and crocheting for my growing children. I have worked in the yarn industry for the past 3 years and have been designing my own knitting patterns. Visit my web site at Find me as DeniseInIowa on

Friday, October 20, 2006

Caps to the Capital

Brenda Stratton at Annie's Attic posted a special request from Caps to
the Capital
. They would like people to send their caps in as soon as they can
instead of waiting until the deadline. They are trying to record them as they come in and they have a map up with the number of caps sent from each state if you are interested. I was really disappointed to see that only 8 caps had been sent from Iowa!

I hadn't had time to work on any caps yet so today after I spent some time finishing up a couple of projects I cast on to knit my first cap using one of the patterns at Save the Children. I finished that one this afternoon and I am almost finished with a second cap! These caps are so tiny and cute! I think I may try the crochet pattern too and see how many I can get made up to send. At this rate I should be able to stuff an envelope to send off next week.

Just a little thing I can do to help make the world a better place!



Blogger Ruinwen said...

You are such a talented giving person! Glad the hats are working out! :)

I need to start making hats, mittens and scarves again for our local orphan drive. I can't wait to try one now that I can use dpns.


7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The legend on the map says "Number of PEOPLE sending caps", not how many caps. So, I don't know what the map truly represents. In any case, Iowa is 8 times ahead of my home state! Esther

8:07 AM  

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