Friday, January 8, 2010

Helping other makes my heart smile

Thinking about my country and how poor some areas are made me realized that we need to help each other a little bit more. I felt like knitting for the kids in need in the area, but I couldn’t find any information whatsoever
I wrote to a newspaper that had published an article about El Impenetrable Chaco, I hope to hear from them with some kind of data.  Knowing that people in The Chaco are dieing from starvation, and nobody is doing anything makes me so so mad. Well I want to help in any way possible even if it's just a hat, even if it can help one person. Sometimes when you have so much you just don't appreciate the little things, sometimes you just forget.

In the mean while I came out with the idea of knitting for the Hat Box foundation; they give the hats to hospitals that take care of patients with cancer that are going to the quimo process and they are losing their hair. I want to do this one in memory of my dear aunty Elba, (she is my little angel de la guardia now), she was my mom’s sister and we lost her in 1994. Also I want to do it because I have a dear friend of my soul that fought against the evil illness and she won! And I am so proud of her, she is so strong and has such a nice and beautiful heart, she is my oldest best friend.
So I told my friend the fighter, her sister, my mother in law and me to go ahead and knit for charity,and we all are going to knit for these people. It’s going to be a project full of love, friendship and care that it's going to be stamp in our hearts for ever.

I also called the Prince William Hospital and they are in need of preemie’s hat. So I will start working on that too. Can you imagine little tiny babies being cold? I would love to take a bunch to the hospital, if you are interested in this project please email me or left me a comment about it; I would love to collect more and more hats for these poor babies. If you need a preemie baby hat pattern let me know I have a bunch.
Come on let’s help together. Let’s make 2010 a little warmer and friendly.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nice Opportunities

Sometimes life gives you opportunities and you need to know how to take advantage of them. Sometimes we see them sometimes we don’t. Today I was surfing online and I went to see the Knit Picks site. I like their yarn; they have good quality for great prices. Today I found out that Knit Picks is offering an Independent Designer Partnership program, really cool.
I thought for a moment and I smile…mm I think this is a good opportunity, isn’t it? I told myself. So I looked through my handmade hat pictures and I pick two that I had made with their yarn. I hesitated for a moment, and I just did it; I sent Knit Picks and email showing them my work and telling them that I would love to be part of that wonderful program. I keep my fingers cross. I felt like a wonderful opportunity was right there in front of me and I had to take it. The thing is that almost all my work is made with their yarn. I love it, the price it’s great, and the quality is really good. We’ll see what happens.
I have to be honest, I feel like knitting again! So today I might start my husband’s hat. My hands are itching. …Needlessssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year, New House!!!!!!!!

Well first of all Happy New Year!!!
I have been lost in my little tiny world, doing things and doing nothing. It seems to me that the weather makes me really lazy! I used to love wintertime but now I don’t know anymore, I am changing. I think I like warmer days, maybe summer! Wauu from winter to summer! Who knew!
My life has been very much crazy lately, in a good way though! We started looking to buy a house and we found one! Yes it will be my first own house, so can you imagine how exciting I am, right? My husband and I thought it was a good time to grow and invest in a home, our first home! So here we are packing what we're keeping and donating what we don’t want. We are sooo happy, we can’t believe that we were able to accomplish this dream. It feels great.

I have to say that everything in my sewing room has been packed away! !  So that’s why you won’t see any knew creations until maybe February. I only left out a ball of yarn and needles US7 to make a hat for my husband. That’s the only thing that he uses knitted by me, HATS. Which I like when he wears it and somebody said something about the hat and I can see his proud face saying “ oh my wife made it for me”, his eyes looking to meet mine and a smile comes out of his sweet face.

My new sewing room is going to be a little smaller that the one I have right now, but it has a beautiful window and lots of natural light. I don’t know if I am going to paint it yet, but I am already planning where to put my desk.

Well this is what’s going on in my tiny world at the moment.
OHHH I forgot to mention that I might go to Argentina on March or April. My parents don’t know yet, since I haven't buy the ticket yet I don't want to say anything until I am one hundred % sure.
I hope you have a great day and thank you for stopping by!