Sunday, March 8, 2009

Requests and Notes

So far it looks like we have plenty of crafty people working towards the project which makes me so very happy. Remember to send me an email if you send any off, where you sent them, how many, and if you can pictures for me to share!

I also received a special request for a PICC cover for a male, in black. First commenter that can make this has the honor! I will send you my mailing address to get it to them.

I'm working on 2 variations on the PICC pattern, and also picked up some dense foam this weekend to start on making the port pillows. Hopefully I will be able to get them up by the end of the week, but I have a very busy week full of medical appointments ahead.

Happy knitting!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

We Have a Crochet Pattern

Thanks to the AMAZING people over at we now have a pattern for crocheters :) I am forever in debt to Laurie who came up with this pattern, as all I know how to do in crochet is single chain, and at that I only learned how to make rows of that tonight.

Child size

Hook 3.5 mm / US E or 4 / UK or canada 9

Gauge : 4 stitches per inch approximately

Chain 30 plus one for turning.
Starting in the second chain from the hook, single crochet into each loop.
Chain 1, turn. Single crochet into the back loop of each stitch.
Repeat until you have a piece that unstretched is 6 inches long.
Note to beginning crocheters - sometimes it pays to count the stitches as you go so you don’t lose any and end up with a triangle :)

Cut yarn leaving about a 10 inch tail. Sew closed lengthways carefully, being sure to not make bumps. Weave in ends.

Adult size:

Chain 36 plus 1 for turning. Make as child size except make the piece 8 to 9 inches long unstretched.

Again, thank you so much to Laurie!

On another note, I should be posting more about good fibers, special instructions for people with CF that want to knit covers, and plans for a second project geared towards CF people with a port for IV access. I also am working on different variations for the PICC cover.