Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Knit4Charities COTM

For February I chose to donate to Wallsend Aged Care Facility
Here is what I have sent
2012 Feb Wallsend Aged Care Facility
25cm squares to be made by the coordinator into blankets
(Used up all the bits and pieces of yarn I had laying around)
and can you guess what the little things beside it are???
Dzonba Fantasia Slippers
Yep, they are these very cool slippers/socks
I was dubious about the pattern, but decided to give it ago, as I was sure there was some charity that could use them
And I have fallen in love with them
Very simple pattern
And on only 2 needles – except for the bind off (which is so easy)
I did a 3-needle and stretchy bind-off
Think I found out what all the hulla-ballo is in blogland about hand-made socks
Totally surprised me
Need a pair for ME!!!!!!

And yes I have knitted a pair of socks with DPN’s
But with 8ply/dk yarn and totally hated them
Did not fit properly and I hated the feel
Yep, that’s right – cheap acrylic yarn

P.S – one of the other charities for February is C.A.R.S. (Chris' Animal Rescue Support)., Dorothy of Hooks ‘n’ Grannies, is the coordinator for this one
If you read Dorothy’s blog, you will know how important something like this charity is
So I just will have to send something for this one too – very soon

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Just Jen

A little promo for a fellow blogger and a Knit 4 Brisbane's Needy (K4BN) member

Jen has the cutest kitty

I have fallen in love with the Orange/Marmalade one

Pop on over and have a look

Monday, 13 February 2012

Do you remember

This post about the Koala who could not decide whether to be called Kenny or Katie??

Well it turns out his name is ………

Blinky Bill
Blinky Bill !!!!
And for those who have no idea of what I am talking about

BTW – does he look scary without a mouth???
I have trouble stitching it – it looked very scary when I put one in

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Where do you see it

To finish off the story of my trip I took at Christmas …..
We detoured on the way home via Auckland, NZ
Although the weather was not good, we made a little trip across the harbour to Devonport
And guess what greeted us as we got off the short ferry ride ??????
Yarn Bombing Devonport
Devonport is a very pretty little town
Unfortunately the day we went was a public holiday in New Zealand, but we did get a very lovely breakfast and I was totally surprised when I spotted this ……

Wild & Wooly Yarns
Very, very lovely and the lady who was working there was very helpful
Unfortunately I had no way of carrying yarn around with me for the day

Sad smile

Btw - Did anyone else watch the show last night "Then The Wind Changed"?
It was about Black Saturday and quite a few tears were shed by me
But I was delighted to spot some of the women from Strathewen creating a knitting project for the children - giant chickens!!!
They commented about how helpful the knitting and time together were

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Yarn Along

I have been a lurker on Ginny’s blog Small Things for a little while
And have really enjoyed reading other bloggers posts about what they are reading and what they are crafting.
I feel the time is right to join in and share my reading and crafting habits combined

Lake of Dreams

I chose this book in a last minute dash at the airport
Or rather I think this book chose me!!
Was 1/4 read through while waiting in the airport and before we hit full altitude
btw – The author also wrote another book I thoroughly enjoyed – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
The project is another Southern Star (size unpublished and with mods)