Friday, December 21, 2012

St. Anthony's Foundation Scarving Knitters Drive

It was our 3rd year and 3 of our Karing Knitters brought  8 large bags of knitted scarves and hats to St. Anthony's Foundation. The staff  were very appreciative of the 160 knitted pieces. They had already received 1500 scarves, but a lot hadn't been counted yet. We will get the final results in January. It was a fun day and the weather cooperated, too!

A special thanks to Anne's Church group (Prayer Shawl Ministry from the Danville Congregational Church) for knitting and donating 87 of the 160 scarves
we donated to St. Anthony's

Monday, November 19, 2012

We are thankful

As Thanksgiving approaches, our knitting group is thankful for our latest donation of yarn. We are working on scarves and hats for St. Anthony's Foundation and this extra yarn will be put to good use!

Friday, October 26, 2012

On Oct. 25th, our knitting group delivered 72 baby hats (20 of which were orange and black and could be used for Halloween or for Giant's fans).  The nurses were very appreciative of our donations.  

We were lucky enough to see a grandmother with her newborn, (only 5 pounds),  grandson, Scott, wheel him in the hallway in his bed. Grandma is a BIG Giant's fan and chose an orange and black hat for him to wear home from the hospital....She thanked us profusely.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

More than knitting


Our knitting group, took a short break from knitting and donated school supplies to 130 low income kids in Hayward the day before school started. The kids were weighted down with binder paper, pens, pencils, rulers, binders, pencil boxes, glue sticks and other supplies. A local group, FESCO, generously donated new backpacks. Smiles and giggles were abundant!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Our Yarn Angel

Our knitting group was so fortunate to receive another generous donation of yarn from an anonymous donor. The colorful pastel sparkle yarns will be perfect for baby hats that we make for newborns, at our local hospitals. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Peggy has been busy!

Peggy found out that the San Francisco Kaiser Volunteers wanted to learn how to loom so that they could make baby hats for the Maternity Unit. She spent 2 hours teaching 7 volunteers how to loom. They were so excited and appreciative that she taught them and will meet weekly to work on the hats.

Peggy recently visited the Baltic Countries and happened upon the one and only knitting shop, Menita, in Helsinki, Finland.  The yarn prices were very high but the selection was beautiful and irresistible! 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Nice to be appreciated

An email just recieved:

Just a note to thank you for all the wonderful work you do for our Oncology patients.  Your thoughtfulness and craftsmanship is so much appreciated.  We so look forward to receiving your gifts of time and talent.  Thank you from the staff and patients here at Kaiser Walnut Creek Oncology.

Elaine R. Shingleton, RN, MSN

Service Unit Manager
Kaiser Permanente

Our email is

On July 3, 2012, Anne, Barbara, and Peggy delivered 79 Baby Hats to Kaiser Walnut Creek.  Nineteen of the baby hats were made for the soon to be 4th of July babies and the rest were general hats.  The nurses were thrilled and asked us about our "organization" and for our names.  They said that the new parents are always so appreciative of the handmade hats. 

We heard that Kaiser, San Francisco was also in need of baby hats.  We donated 10 hats to their maternity department.  Some of the Karing Knitters are planning to go to Kaiser to teach some of their volunteers how to loom so that they can make hats to donate too.

Barbara, Peggy, and Jennifer collectively made 23 reversible fabric chemo hats.  Anne made 24(fantastic)and Peggy made 35 drainage bags. The Chemo department was trulygrateful for the donation.  One of the nurses, a cancer survivor, saidthat the patients will be so thankful to receive such useful and attractive aids.  They asked us for our name/organization so we gave them our blog site and email address. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Other talents

Some of the Karing Knitters  also like to sew.

Sisters Barbara and Peggy decided to make fabric chemo bags and hats for Kaiser Cancer Patients.  

Two deliveries have been made, one on April 20th (9 bags and 3 hats) and one on May 4, 2012 (21 bags).

The nurses were thrilled with both donations and said that the patients will find them both practical and attractive and thanked us profusely.
Go sisters!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Our next delivery

Barbara and Peggy delivered 40 baby hats and 20 adult Chemo Hats on 4/9/12 to Kaiser Walnut Creek.

 While waiting for the elevator to deliver the infant hats, one of the Chemo Nurses noticed our hats and asked who they were for.  She was thrilled to find out that they were for adult chemo patients and offered to take them to the Unit for us.  She told us that those hats will  put a BIG SMILE on the patients and thanked us for our thoughtfulness and generosity.

Kudos to all of us Karing Knitters!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Meeting Place

Wonder where we do our charity knitting? Here at Sunrise Bagels. We appreciate the owners who allow us to meet 2 times a month,  at their warm and inviting store.....

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

World Travelers

World travelers that we are (giggle), we can never pass up an interesting yarn shop:

from Dunedin, New Zealand

from Queenstown, New Zealand

from the open air market in Puerto Montt, Chile

from Punta Arenas, Chile

from Montevideo, Uruguay

from Port Stanley, Faukland Islands

from Santos, Brazil

from Ushuaia, Argentina

Traveling is so much fun - and yarn shopping is even more fun.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

for St Patrick's Day

The Karing Knitters delivered 23 hats (10 of which were green and white) to the Maternity Ward on March 16th, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.  One of the nurses said, "Now I can't pinch the St. Patty's babies since they'll be wearing green for St. Patrick's Day"...LOL.  The nurses were busy with their duties but very thankful for the delivery.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Another happy delivery

On Feb. 14th (Valentine's Day) we were able to deliver over 100 hats to Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek. 
Some went to chemo... including two we were able to give directly to patients. Here is Knitter Peggy, posing with one of the happy recipients. 
Some went to the maternity for Valentine babies.
And one proud dad spotted us and picked out a cap for his newborn son.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Our turn to say thanks....
 Many thanks to our anonymous donor. Your generous contribution of yarn will keep us all busy for a long time.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hats to Youth Homes

Shown here is our fearless leader - Peggy, holding a "Thank You" banner signed by some recipients of our handmade hats. Peggy is Alamo Women's Club's liaison to four Youth Homes in our area.

We made/delivered twenty-seven hats to four of the homes and gave three to foster kids.