‘GoogleServe’ Week Benefits Local CharityGoogleServe 2014 is coming up soon, and we aim to break last year's 101-hat record!
A local non-profit, Knots of Love, received 101 caps from a group of Google employees recently as part of their global week of service, “GoogleServe.”
Knots of love volunteers sorting through the Google caps, as seen through Google Glass.
“We chose Knots of Love because knitting/crocheting hats is a way that we can use our skills to give a bit of comfort and warmth to people undergoing chemotherapy,” said senior software engineer Liz Looney, who led the crafty club of Googlers that made the donation.
The contribution helped set a personal record for Knots of Love of most caps donated and shipped out in one day: A total of 1,050.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Monday, July 2, 2012
For a week every June, Googlers are encouraged to spend a day helping a charity. Like last year, knitters and crocheters in Seattle, Kirkland, Mountain View, San Bruno, and San Francisco made chemo caps—soft caps to be given to cancer patients who've lost hair due to chemotherapy.
We set a west coast goal of 75 hats, and Mountain View alone passed that goal! (Many of us spent a lot of non-work hours on these hats.)
|Mountain View's hats|
Not that we're keeping track by site, but... Next year the Mountain View knitters are considering challenging the ROW (rest of world) to beat Mountain View's total.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Labeled hats in San Bruno
- Knitting Pals by the Bay: 59 hats, 1 scarf
- Palo Alto Medical Foundation: 10 hats, 2 scarves
- Overlake Hospital Medical Center: 15 hats
45 Mountain View hats
|Hats (and coffee) in Seattle|
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
|Guy wearing one of his 7 hats|
|Back row: Ange, Liz, Jennifer|
Front row: Patsy, Kathy
Last I checked, Mountain View (our biggest campus) had nearly 30 finished hats, San Bruno had about a dozen, Seattle/Kirkland had 15, and San Francisco had 6 (plus a couple of scarves). We'll post more pics and a final tally in July!
Monday, April 18, 2011
|Patsy in her cowl|
Basically I wanted to use up stash. I had a limited amount of yarn in three colors, so I changed the pattern from stockinette to garter so I could reduce the width of the braid. Originally the pattern called for knitting a big, flat stockinette rectangle that you sewed into a tube. By switching to garter stitch, I didn't need to working about curling edges, so I could knit a smaller rectangle.
I knit one rectangle per color, sewed the three rectangles together, braided them, and then sewed down the loose ends. I love the color combo. It reminds me of raspberry sorbet.Thanks for the details, Patsy!
Monday, March 7, 2011
If you think I've been misspelling chakra this whole time, you're not far off. Charkha and chakra have the same origin, from the old Persian word for "wheel".