Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Personalized Firefighter Blanket

I have several good friends that are firefighters. Though I make a lot of the usual pink and blue baby blankets, I thought I would try for something a little different with my friends in mind. So here it is - the personalized firefighter blanket!

I had knitted a scarf last year for a customer that wanted it for her husband - an assistant chief. I incorporated the same idea into the blanket. Add a flame font. I could even put a number on the hat!

Now what - maybe a police blanket? Hmmmm.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The holiday food is apples dipped in honey and a round challah - egg bread. Usually challah is made in a braid, but at Rosh Hashanah it is round. At our house, we have both plain and raisin challah. The challah gets dipped in honey, too. Then we wish each other L'Shanah Tova! A sweet New Year.

Here is a special challah cover just for Rosh Hashanah. It says L'Shanah Tova in Hebrew. At each corner is a pomegranate - a traditional Rosh Hashanah decoration.

It is knit of acrylic yarn and lined with cotton broadcloth. You can find it here Challah Cover