A funeral kept me away from Knit Group last week, so it was great fun to arrive today to all the excitement. The group has taken up the challenge to knit Izzy Dolls for refugee children.
Called Izzy Dolls or Comfort Dolls, I originally discovered them several years ago at a Church bazaar and posted about them here and here.
With multiple dolls being planned, many brought suitable stash yarn to share.
And some dolls have already been knit.
They are basically a tube or sack that is shaped by drawing a piece of yarn through the knitting at anatomically correct places on the body. Here you see the shaped versus the unshaped.
The other exciting thing that happened today was that both Jean and I wore our My Valentine sweaters.
A great afternoon. Our group doesn't often knit for charity. Or knit the same thing at the same time. That community knit experience does give a knitter a warm and fuzzy feel.