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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting in Florida on: September 25, 2005 07:47:32 PM
So I moved to Florida this past summer from Galveston, Texas (I think I'm a hurricane repellant; everytime I move somewhere, the hurricanes go away.  The place I move from gets smashed.  *KNOCK ON WOOD*).

Anyway, one of my favorite hobbies is, of course, knitting.  Unfortunately, it doesn't ever really get cold enough here for knitwear.  I made a scarf for my mom last Christmas and it's now some sort of bizarre wall-decoration something-or-other, and she wear sarongs in winter.  Yeah, it's that hot here.

What's a girl to do??  Even short-sleeves and no-sleeves are still a bit heavy for the humid heat here... anyone know how to make knits lighter?  Sitting there knitting and purling away is therapy enough for me, but it'd be pretty sweet to be able to DO something with what I make, instead of having the gorgeous handmade winter wardrobe that I do and no occasion to use it!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Scarves for the Homeless in Galveston, Texas on: December 28, 2004 07:45:35 AM
I'm so sorry to the admins if I'm putting this in the wrong place, I don't really know where it should go.

Anyway!  This is my first post so hi, I'm Sara and I live on Galveston Island in Texas.  It's a little island off in the Gulf of Mexico and we normally have tropical, calm weather all winter.  This winter, however, we got more snow than ever recorded (8 inches; made for a beautiful white Christmas but that's beside the point), which normally is no big deal but because of the usual mild weather, but Galveston's homeless and needy population (which is huge) got hit especially hard.

None of the shelters have enough warm clothes or decent heaters to help keep everyone warm (our usual winter low is in the upper 50's; no one has a proper heater), and while I've already donated some scarves and have started another, I just feel like I can't do enough alone.

So I've decided that I might start a scarf drive for the needy here in Galveston, Texas.  Would there be anyone interested in donating some knit scarves or old scarves of any sort to help me warm the homeless?  Please let me know what yall think.
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