Saturday, January 26, 2013

Remembering Remy KAL/CAL

Knitting Brooklyn is honored to once again host the Remembering Remy KAL/CAL in conjunction with Tracey (tbmccarthy on Ravelry) founder of Remembering Remy. Born prematurely at 28 weeks, Remy lived for 95 days in NYU's Tisch NICU in NYC. To learn more about Remy's story go to

To honor this brave little girl, we will be knitting and crocheting preemie hats to donate to the NICU where Remy spent her life.

This year the KAL/CAL will start on Remy's birthday February 23 and end 95 days later on May 29, the day she passed.
Choose any soft yarn, in any color, and any pattern to knit or crochet hats that will give warmth and love to a premature baby, as well as hope and comfort for their parents.

Each month there will be incentive prizes drawn from the FO thread on the Knitting Brooklyn Ravelry board. Each picture you post will equal another entry into the drawing.

At the end of the KAL/CAL, Tracey has gathered an *amazing* assortment of prizes for those who have participated in Remembering Remy.

While we were in the planning phase for this year's KAL/CAL Tracey shared:

This years twist. Late last year my friend Ty passed away from pediatric cancer at the age of 5. He was a superhero himself, but his favorite was Captain America. You can, and I encourage you to read his story at His mama is going to do amazing things for pediatric cancer in Ty’s memory.
Remy and Ty are cousins. So their parents would love to somehow incorporate Ty into the KAL this year. Since the pediatric cancer ribbon is gold, instead of asking everyone to knit preemie caps in gold (you still can if you want, but we really just need any color!) we asked for prize donations to somehow incorporate gold. Gold, as you may or may not know, is the ribbon for pediatric cancer. So this year’s KAL we want to also use as an opportunity to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research funding. Because without funding, there is no chance for a cure.
In addition we ask that each of you take a moment and sign this petition to light the White House gold this September to honor pediatric cancer fighters and bring light to the cause.

Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post announcing the amazing prizes that we have in store this year including a fabulous grand prize that those who knit/crochet at least 10 hats will have a chance to win!

With your support, let's make Remembering Remy 2013 a wild success this year!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Episode 27: News Flash! It's Cold In Winter

Check out this episode!

Introduce Yourself!

Off The Needles & Hook

Iced by Carol Feller

Collar modifications: 1x1 rib on US 10.5/ 6.5 mm needles
short row technique used: Shadow Wraps unvented by Socktopus
crochet buttonholes made with a US D Hook/ 3.25mm with a fingering weight yarn held double.

Autumn Iced
Buttons from Argyle Yarn Shop
Mother Bear #4
Tutorial for starting the seamless crocheted feel of Mother Bears
Her name is Diane in honor of Knitabulls' birthday!
On The Needles, Hook & Loom
Mini Water's Edge by Hannah Fettig
  • using a weaver's knot for this project

Hitchin' A Ride by Sharon Cheek

Slow & Steady
Rustic Noro Scarf - personal pattern
Olivia's hard at work!
  1. Creative Weaving by Sarah Howard & Elizabeth Kendrick
  2. Weaving Made Easy by Liz Gipson
  3. Knitting Short Rows 101 with Carol Feller
Beautiful Corriedale from hubbard handspun and processed by Morro Fleece Works
Knitting For Good
Mother Bear KAL/CAL with the CogKNITive Podcast
Be on the look out for a blog post announcing KB's 2nd Annual Remembering Remy KAL/CAL!
Jibber Jabber
I have added needlepoint to the mix!
My gift to my Little Man for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah
Here's an explanation of Bar Mitzvah and there's a picture of a Bar Mitzvah boy wearing Tefillin.
All music is provided by Music Alley


Monday, January 7, 2013

Episode 26: Happy Podiversary!

Check out this episode!

Introduce Yourself!

On The Needles & Hooks

Iced by Carol Feller

Hitchin' A Ride by Sharon Cheek

Mini Water's Edge by Hannah Fettig


Bee Mice Elf

BFL/Silk 75/25

Information about silk and silk/wool blends was found in:

The Knitter's Book of Wool

The Intentional Spinner

The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning


Know Your Wool with Deborah Robson

A fantastic class- highly recommended and it's *free*!!

Knitting For Good

Get those needles and hooks clicking- it's time for CogKnitive's Mother Bear KAL/CAL!!

Thank you to everyone who participated and supported KB's Squares For Comfort KAL/CAL-
you can still donate afghan squares, all the information is here.

Prizes were announced- contact me via Ravelry if you won!

Jibber Jabber

I spoke about organizing my fiber life for 2013!

Music provided by