Knitting something for another person is always special, but when you are knitting something that will benefit the community it becomes exceptional. For the third time, friends of Patricia's Yarns worked together to make a beautiful blanket. The project kicked off at Grimaldi's Pizza (Second and Clinton Streets) with a fun night of knitting and pizza. Each person knit one square.
The blocks were returned, blocked, and sewn together. The finished result is a gorgeous and soft blanket made with love. The blanket is made from 20 skeins of Manos Maxima and the Four Seasons Throw pattern by Judith Shanghold (please note, permission was given from Judith to make the blanket).
You can buy tickets to win the blanket at Patricia's Yarns ($5 each or 5 for $20). All proceeds benefit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter. Manos Maxima and the Four Seasons Throw pattern are also available at the shop. Happy Knitting!
Nikki Van De Car is a Jersey City resident and an avid knitter. She has kept her blog titled "What to Knit When You're Expecting" since 2008 and recently completed her first pattern book under the same title.
On Saturday Nikki spent the afternoon with us signing books and teaching a class on one of the projects in the book, the chickadee hat.
It was a great afternoon with lots of laughs and knitting inspiration. Every knitter in the class learned something new and has a chickadee hat started with all the challenging steps behind them.
I look forward to seeing the completed hats from this talented group of knitters.
Thank you very much to Nikki for bringing your talents to Patricia's Yarns. We look forward to working with her again soon!
Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater, written by Patricia and Adam Scribner, is a novel featuring seven original knitting patterns. Curse is a tale of love, loss, friendships, and knitting set in New York City and Hoboken, NJ. For more on Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater or to purchase the book, clickhere.