I visit my blog every day so I can follow all those other blogs (the ones down on the right hand side of this page), and I keep thinking how slack I've been lately in not posting anything myself. Other than to say that the weather has turned very cold (great for crochet & knitting)I don't have a great deal to tell you. Guess I could tell you about some ratbag drivers I encountered when driving through Sydney last week but perhaps I should leave that one alone !!! Instead I'll just show you some of the charity things I've done recently.
I love the concept of this little poncho sweater as it sits like a sweater but looks like a poncho. Great for babies and toddlers. There are a couple of free patterns for this on the net - unfortunately the one I printed off had a problem with the mathematics so I had to make a few alterations to make it even on both sides.
The Knit4Charity group had a challenge to make the slippers with soul for a nursing home who had requested them so of course I had to have a go. They are the weirdest looking slippers but when on the foot don't look too bad. Because they are so stretchy, they mould to the foot with the little bar going across the top.
Knit4Charities has another challenge which I'm collecting for at the moment. Its called H4H (Help for the Homeless) and we are making beanies, scarves and fingerless mitts to be given out by Vinnies Night Patrol in Canberra. They requested big beanies as some of the people like to wear two at a time in an effort to keep warm.
Another quickie was the little gumnut babies hat. This was for my daughter & son-in-law's friends in Belgium who had a little boy a few weeks ago. The pattern for this is in the Lincraft Baby Book "Knit One, Purl One, Make One, Give One". It so easy, very quick and I think quite cute. The pattern calls for Fairy Floss yarn but I used Powder Puff which I think is very similar.
Today at CWA I learnt how to knit on dpn's (four double pointed needles) and actually surprised myself when I managed to do it ! I think I'm going to have to have a go at another beanie this weekend - probably start off on circulars then change to the dpn's when I get to the crown decreases.
While at Forster/Tuncurry last week I finished the scarf with that beautiful Bendigo Woolen Mills Luxury. Its turned out lovely and soft - I hope my friend likes it. This pic was taken not long after I started - the finished scarf measures 66 inches.
Well, I've rabbited on a bit haven't I ? I'll leave you with this little gem.
THE SENILITY PRAYER
Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.