Monday, January 31, 2011

Caps for good!The meeting!

Yesterday we met at Kangaroo craft store and made caps for the «Caps for Good» charity campaign. We had a wonderful time! Drinking coffee and chatting, we made cute little caps for the newborn babies of the third world. Sofie from Kangaroo was a fantastic hostess! She offered us coffee, tea, cookies, donated the yarns for knitting... and gave us everything we needed... needles, tools, scisors... Thank you so much Sofie!You rock!

Needles in action!

The respond to the invitation of our team was awesome! We gathered about 20 persons, but many ladies who couldn't come to the meeting brought the caps that they made at home... At the end of the meeting I counted about 57 caps!!
But I'm still expecting more, from the ladies who will make some at home and also the caps that our team members made at Thessaloniki, when they met at Matas place and knit together:

and the caps that were made from students and mothers, at the meeting Eleni organized at Poros :
A big thank you first of all to Sofie who gave us the space and organized everything, all the ladies who participated, spending their Sunday afternoon with us and to my good friend Vangelis, who lasted a whole afternoon with 20 chatty ladies and took such marvelous pictures of the event!!  
And to Mata and Eleni who organized events too and made caps for our lovely cause!!

Also no to forget to mention, that our charity event is still running till the 15th of February and many shops of the EGST team are donating  a percentage of their sales to «Caps for Good»! If you want to participate and donate to this lovely cause too, but can't knit or crochet, you can, by purchasing something of these lovely shops! You can see here the shops that are participating to the campaign!
Thank you girlz :) and boy ;)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Let's knit some baby caps!!

The (EGST) members are grabbing their needles and hooks on Sunday 30th January and are inviting other knitters at Kangaroo craft store to make caps for the "Caps for Good” campaign!
Additionally the team is having a fund-raising for the Children's Newborn and Child Survival Programs of "Save the Children" organization: from the 15th January to the 15th February, team members are donating money, or percentage of the sales from their shops!
Go browse the team's shops and contribute to this lovely cause!
Please visit these lovely shops which are donating a percentage of the sales:
Psyboom, Antigoni, Creationsbyeve,ERGANIweaving, Stephmel, FishesmakeWishes,Blueroompottery, Blueroombijoux, Feelwhatifelt, Nafsika, Awitch, LepetitFoyer, Giftforever, Sivylla,
and have donated money: WeirdTales, AtelierTAMI, Pergamondo,
to this noble cause!
"Caps for Good” is a grassroots initiative of the global humanitarian organization Save the Children and the "Warm Up America Foundation". The project seeks to engage knitters and crocheters to take action for the 4 million babies who die each year within the first month of life in poor countries.

Research shows that 50 percent of the 4 million newborn deaths that occur each year could be prevented if mothers and children in poor countries had access to a simple package of health measures। This package includes antibiotics to fight infections, immunizations, training for skilled birth attendants, education on breastfeeding and hygiene, and basic care such as keeping a baby warm by covering the head and carrying the baby skin-to-skin. America’s leaders could save millions of newborns by increasing international assistance for programs that offer these inexpensive life-saving tools.

These are the first three caps I finished: 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The stylish blogger award!

I was awarded with the Stylish Blogger Award by two good friends Anna from Annukcreations and Liana from feelwhatifelt ! THANK YOU dears!!! What a lovely surprise !!

So this is how this award works. You have to:
- Thank and link back to the person who awarded you;
- share 7 things about yourself;
- Pay it forward to 15 bloggers you like (but 3, 5 or any number is ok!);
- Contact those bloggers about the award!

Here are 7 facts about me:
  • I hate yellow
  • When I was little, I wanted to be an architect
  • I’m very bad in orientating, I get lost very easily
  • A have a collection of sugar cubes and matchboxes
  • My first pet was Taps, a wire haired Dachshund
  • I hate ironing
  • On Monday I start diet!

Here are 15 stylish blogs:

Monday, January 3, 2011

My first sale for 2011 and the tip for adjusting a zipper as I promised

I'm very happy that the New Year started with a sale right on the first! I think it's a good sign :)

And as I promised, here is the tip for making a zipper flap (I'm not sure if this is the correct term in English) to your knitwear (jacket/west or bag, without having the wrong side looking ugly when the zipper is open:
On the side of the knitwear where you want to sew the zipper, with the RS facing, and with two strands of yarn, pick up the desired sts 
and work as following:
From the two strands of each st on the needle, slip the one (pass to the right needle with yarn in the front as if to purl) and k the next (see photos):

Next row: turn and k every st that was slipped in the previous row and sl every st that was knitted in the previous row. Continue working this way for 3 rows (6 rows). Take another needle and divide the sts as following: every knitted st from last row to one needle, every sl to the other needle.

Bind off. Now you have a "pocket", inside of which you will sew the zipper:

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