Charity Knitting

On top of digging for patterns for the kids mittens and scarfs, I have thrown charity knitting in to the mix. I will take one day a week to focus on the charity stuff.

20131125_101241For one hospital I am working on a rug/afghan that is just big enough to fit into a Hume crib, they are asking for them to be 20 inches by 20 inches to just fit inside and help to cover the little one. That is proving a bit of a challenge to make sure that I can get the size just right. I have been trying it with granny squares but I think this will be the trial and error piece. I usually give things a go to make sure that I can master all elements. I may not try granny squares again or if i do go with  a smaller size.




20131125_101401The other is called a Special Body Warmer. It is a little vest with buttons at the on the shoulders to allow the nurses accessibility to lines and all as needed without disturbing the little one. I started up the trial and error vest last night and will get a pic so you can see.


Knitting on the Run – Mom , I need a scarf and quick.

20131118_105811My daughter in Vermont the other day called me on Skype and told me she needed a scarf, and how fast could I do it. It had to be warm and fuzzy. Oh, she also needed mittens and could I do them for the kids. OK, so here I go hunting high and low for a pattern for mittens that I liked and could do for the whole family. OK, now the digging begins and finding what I know will work up simple and quick but will be just what is needed. My first try at a hat the Downtown Hat will find its way to Elizabeth.

Looking for the mitten pattern I wanted one just like what my Mum use to knit for me. I loved what she use to make and I wore them out beyond repair. I love that my daughter ask me to do this and she knows the quality and love it goes into making something special.

That is what I love about knitting, creating that one of a kind piece that is going to be used and hopefully well-loved. Just watching them open the package and see the look on their face of surprise and excitement.

With Spring and Summer here in Australia, its time for those little projects that can be taken on the bus or in the car, or to events.

Lots to do and very little time, so I had better get my needles in to high gear.




#5 Boise State Blanket – Rip Out and Starting Over

I started this project with learning new stitches and creating something special.20131113_124206

Most of the patterns I going now are all cable, various cables or new stitches, but I fell in love with the 10 stitch blanket and decided it was time for a change. So I ripped out the original blanket and started the 10 stitch. I found the pattern on Very Pink. com. The basic pattern is worked over 10 stitches and I love that but the challenge to master was the mitered corner. I had seen patterns with them and at first thought how difficult but with it broken down it was easy to do but you have to pay attention when you do them. The other issue with the pattern is how you attach on the to previous round, IF you go in from the front it makes, what I call a double ridge but if you go in through the back it is a single ridge. I guess it is a preference of which way you go. This blanket is what I call my trial and error project, so when I do it again I will have worked out the small issues. 20131113_124348


W.I.P Number 6 Elizabeth’s Rug COMPLETED

Hey there

sorry its been so long since I have been with you. Life has kept me busy and not much time for anything else. I have managed to tick off another work in progress project. it has taken a bit but I am really happy that it’s finally done, It was a rug (afghan) for my grand-daughter Elizabeth. I used U.S number 8 (5.00) circular Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles. The colors U used matched the Nursery of the Jungle theme that my daughter Alisha had created. 20131104_131330

I started with Cable but I got board and had to change it up. I kept true to myself is trying new stitches and all. 20131104_131313