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Yummy treats to wear

"Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies" crossed my desk today and I couldn't resist a post about it.  Twinkie Chan makes food-themed goodies including a lot of awesome scarves that look like grapefruits, gingerbread men and pizza!  The book includes patterns for 20 cool food-themed crochet projects, including the three mentioned above.  The book will be available November 2010.

Knitters & crocheters: Mark your calendar

Meet Tom Oglesby:

Tom Oglesby joined the National Guard in 1935 at age 18 and was
mobilized with the 30th ID (Infantry Division, aka “Old Hickory”) in
1940. He was a Sergeant in WWII, landed on Omaha Beach on D+2 (June 8,
1944) and served for the duration of the war. He remained in the
National Guard until 1967 and in the Reserves until 1977, retiring as a
Chief Warrant Officer. He is still active in 30th Division Reunion
events both nationally and in North Carolina and by all accounts was an
outstanding soldier.

Tom is the neighbor of Jennie Malcolm of Raleigh, who knitted the scarf that he is wearing. Jennie has started a local arm of Knit Your Bit, which makes scarves for veterans of World War II. The brainchild of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, the venture is now in its third year. The local group will meet Oct 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Library in Raleigh. The scarves will be collected by Oct. 31, then distributed to local veterans on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.For information, send email to Jennie.
If you want to get a head start, the scarf pattern -- in both knit and crochet -- click here.

Stock up on yarn!

While you're out and about this tax-free weekend, be sure to stop by your LYS for supplies. Great Yarns in Raleigh has yarn and supplies on sale Saturday through Tuesday. With knitting in hand, you'll be all set for those long shopping lines! 

Later next week, over in Chapel Hill, yarns, etc. -- newly moved from Carrboro -- is opening its new purple shop on Thursday, August 7. Get a sneak peek at the shop's blog.

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