At present, the throw is 60cm long and that is a week's worth of knitting. I usually make these rugs about 170cm long...I have 20 days left and I feel confident that I can get it done! It's a sacrifice but I'm having to sit in the sun on the side veranda after breakfast and knit. I'm also having to watch a few shows on '13th street' after lunch while I knit furiously! As well, I'm having to knit on the front veranda while enjoying the warmth of the late afternoon sun...then of course there is the knitting I'm having to do after dinner ...it's a sacrifice but someone has to do it!! lol
|I'm using a 'honeycomb' design and I'm incorporating the 2 inch border in the knitting. Colours are greens, blues and yellows instead of my usual purples, mauves and blues!|
So why am I doing this? I will give all the proceeds from the sale of the throw (if it's sold that is!) to the committee who use the money for some local community projects eg Meals on Wheels is one project but as well as these local projects, there is an orphanage for girls in Africa who also benefit from money raised from the show. I know many people get upset about helping other countries saying we should concentrate on the needy at home, but I get a warm feeling when we get news about how our money is used to benefit these girls. Last year I didn't get to donate a knitted throw (because I gave all my rugs to individual people I felt needed them more and then the pressures of work meant I didn't have time to make replacements) and gave a cheque donation instead...but I get more pleasure from creating something.
I'll be off now...got some knitting to do!! lol