Stitching Creations & Community

Janesville, WI Gatherings: MON. 1-3 PM, Italian House, 1603 Racine St. THURS. 6-8PM, Basics Co-op, 1711 Lodge. FREE, all ages, genders. Spin, knit, crochet - any portable stitching is welcome - no membership requirements! Visit and support: Visit our store:

Monday, October 29, 2007

Late Fall Stitcher Updates

NEW!!! Teen Knitting Class
Saturday Jan. 5, 12 & 19
Hedberg Public Library
316 S. Main St., Janesville
Help us teach a group of teens
how to knit! If the students are
interested in continuing, we will
be forming a Jr. SnB group ...
and perhaps expanding the lessons
to younger students.
Volunteers don't need to be experts...
just able to show those just beginning
how to tame unruly needles!

Winter Weekend Warmup

February 8-10, 2008
Fiber Thing's, St. Nazianz, WI

7th Annual Project Linus
Make A Blanket Day
Saturday, February 16
Rock County Job Center
1900 Center Ave., Janesville
to help organize, supervise and
have fun! Let Judith know if you
can help serve on the MABD Committee.
More info about Project Linus at:

Fun Free Patterns & Fun Stuff:

Create custom knit and crochet patterns:

Sun Ray Shawl:

1940-Era Cardigan

Oodles of knit and crochet:

Look at item #66 at:
Look at item #66!

Great websites for purchasing spinning supplies and fiber: (Personal favorite!)


Viewers of this season's instant hit "Pushing Daisies" are going to get an eyeful of mighty interesting knit work made by Chi McBride's character, private investigator Emerson Cod. The behind-the-scenes talent responsible is celebrity knitting guru, author, designer and owner of the popular Studio City, Calif., knitting yarn emporium, La Knitterie Parisienne, Edith Eig. Eig has been a formidable force in the knitting world for years, pushing the craze to knitting fanatics from Virginia Madsen to Catherine Zeta Jones.

For "Pushing Daisies," research was first and foremost on the agenda, and Eig was up for the task, teaching Chi the art of knitting. Her expertise was further employed when she was asked to custom design and hand knit a selection of one-of-a-kind props for the show. In a matter of days, she wielded her knitting needles to stitch up items including two gun holsters in red suede yarn, 10 "money bags" (aka socks), a tissue box, coasters, a pencil holder, a coffee-mug cozy, a desk file organizer, and a warm cable-knit scarf in a gold, cream and green tweed.

Sadly still ongoing . . .

Join others concerned with ending the war and urging peace at our weekly vigil every
Tuesday at 4pm in front of Congressman Paul Ryan's office at Olde Towne Mall,
20 S. Main St., Janesville. Signs are available for your use or bring your own.