Friday, 1 October 2010
Mini Xmas Stockings 2010 Challenge
Knit4Charities has a mini Christmas Stocking Challenge. These are handed out to the homeless and those in difficulties, mainly children. A little something is popped inside, such as Candy Cane, Lollipops, Lollies etc. Just to give a little cheer at "that" time of year.
They are expecting that over 5,000 will be turning up - and that's only in the Brisbane area!!!!
So here is my input for the challenge.
The knitted ones are from Jean Greenhowe's site - very quick and so very simple. I used more of this pattern as the yarn went further and the colour changes worked better.
The crochet one on the left is a side-to-side pattern, another quickie, but I didn't like how the colours worked - even mixed me up in the head ☺
The crochet one on the right is a hexagon folded - loved making this one, but again I did not like the colours spinning. Will probably rework this in plain colours and solid trebles (I did this one granny style)
These would also be a fantastic idea for a recycling/reuse Xmas wrapping/bag if you have tiny gifts or Advent calenders or Tree Decorations or Teddy's Boots or Doll Boots or ...........
Bye for now
Off for a lovely long weekend - Labour Day on Monday holiday