Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Finished the pink coaster and Warm Up America! Foundation

Hello Friends!

I just wanted to post photos of the finished coaster I made out of my gauge from the bamboo stitch day.  I finished it and I really enjoyed knitting the bamboo stitch it is such an easy stitch and turns out beautifully.




Knitted coaster made from Bamboo Stitch




I also wanted to talk to you about a great cause called Warm Up America! Foundation.  I was at my local Michael's store today and I saw a box with a few knitted squares inside and was really curious about it.  I read on the box that you can donate knitted squares to form an afghan along with squares that other knitters have made.  I looked on the Micheal's website when I got home and found out that they are also collecting in Canada now from  October 25, 2013, to February 15, 2014.  The squares must be 7" by 9" and in knit or crochet.  I would really love to knit up some squares to go towards this great cause. I might knit some up with this bamboo stitch and the raspberry stitches that I learned recently. I would love if you would all knit or crochet a square and bring it to your local Micheal's store to help warm up America and Canada!

Photo from the Warm Up America Facebook page

Below I have posted the links to the various pages for more information. I would love to see the squares you knit up!

Michael's store information link 
Warm Up America Facebook page link
Warm Up America website Link

Take care,
Lisa

8 comments:

  1. You are a doll posting all that information. It sure is cold out there for many people who are homeless. Hugs to you Lisa,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith! it would be very cold and I love the idea of knitters coming together and square by square making a difference in their lives.
      Have a good day!
      Lisa

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  2. Lovely coaster !
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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    1. Thank you Anna! I hope you are having a good weekend so far! thank you for the comment :)
      Take care,
      Lisa

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  3. I might enjoy doing something like that but there is not a Michael's store close enough to me. Sounds like a great cause.

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    1. I'm sorry there isn't a michaels close to you. Maybe if you want to participate you can mail your knitted rectangles to the location? I will look into that for you!
      Take care,
      Lisa

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  4. That's a cute coaster; it looks like a yummy waffle to me.
    Thank you for sharing the info about Warm Up America project. That's a great cause.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Olga! I think so too now that you mention it. It does look like a waffle! you're welcome :) I hope you have a nice weekend too!
      Take care,
      Lisa

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Lisa :)