It may be Sunday, but it’s a workday for me!
Girlnovember’s Lil’ Pillow Dude (LPD) In Progress
Longtime viewers of my Twitch Streams might remember the LPD’s. On Friday, I received an unexpected special order for not one, but two Lil’ Pillow Dudes! I had a really nice conversation with the customer regarding color choices, and how the LPD’s are constructed, especially regarding safety for small children. I started working on the first LPD Saturday. There’s still a lot to get completed, but I’m excited to get crafting these custom orders!
I have an awesome community on Twitch! Over the past several months, many viewers have used their in-channel currency, which they earn while watching my broadcast, to fund various charity knitting projects. Many viewers have funded hats, scarves and yarn — and today, I was able to deliver the first batch of hats and scarves to the Loudoun County Homeless Services Center.
12 Hats & 4 Scarves Donated to Loudoun County – GirlnovemberCrafts | girlnovember.com
A total of 16 items, 4 scarves and 12 hats, were delivered to the Homeless Services Center. I want to thank the following viewers for their generosity and help with this donation: Viewers Gussoo, FlyinPinkMunki, WelshTroll, LoveOfAmi and Emoten, who funded hats and scarves. I need to also thank viewer Myra_Lotus, who kindly sent me a shipment of KnitPicks yarn to craft donation items, and several skeins were used in this batch. I am extremely fortunate to have a supportive and kind audience that wants to do outreach as much as I do.
So what’s next?
I have a few more items to make, but soon I’ll be sending out a shipment of items to “Warm Up America!”, also funded by in part by my viewers. 🙂
From The Heart Stitchers has received the first batch of donations shipped to them! This particular batch of scarves and hats was to support a Veterans Encampment in Ashland, VA. I want to thank two of my viewers, Probability Distribution and Siliun, for funding the yarn used in these projects. From The Heart Stitchers was very appreciative of the donations and said they’d be delivered to the group shortly.
Here’s a photo of what went in the shipment – 6 hats and 2 scarves:
Donations to charity From The Heart Stitchers
I’m really happy the items made it and will help out some folks in need. We all need more good news like this. 🙂
If you’d like to learn more about From The Heart Stitchers, or want to learn what items they are in critical need of, please visit their website here: https://fromtheheartstitchers.org/ . They are also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FromtheHeartStitchers/ .
I’ve been attempting to make a pair of slippers using cotton yarn. The problem is, while I’ve made these in acrylic previously with great results; the cotton yarn stretches too much and makes the slippers enormous. I’ve gone from US 6 to US 4 DPNs and am seeing some success now. The below is my latest attempt.
2nd Slipper Attempt – girlnovember.com
Now to wind a fresh yarn cake in Violet Splash and see what happens when using the yarn I really want to use for this project. 🙂