These are toddler hats (8ply with a 5.00mm hook) and I just love this pattern which you can find here. Its only double crochet (Aus/UK trebles) but its the placement of the stitches that make it look a bit different. The pattern is in six sizes ranging from 2-3lb preemie to child. I'll be making lots more of these.
Knit4Charities is an Australian group I belong to and we support a couple of different charities each month. One of the charities I chose to support for January is Knitting for Australian Rescue Dogs (NSW) and decided to do a dog blanket. Well, I've named this the Ugly Dog Blanket - not for an ugly dog but I think the two colours, although perfectly lovely by themselves look absolutely yuk together. However, I'm sure the canine recipient won't mind - hope not anyway.
Hmmmm do you see a theme happening above? Must try to find some other colours in my stash !!
Another beanie for charity ...
... and a couple of little 'on the spur of the moment' projects ..
Now for a laugh .... some of my Aussie friends who read this blog will know that my late husband was a very 'proper' kind of a man - rather shy and modest. I was going through some old files the other day and came across a clipping from TV Week in Adelaide where Errol was the manager of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's radio 5AN at the time. It portrays my man in a slightly different sort of way. The clipping can speak for itself.
That's it for now folks !!