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Monday, January 30, 2012

Make- Grow- Thrift

It's Monday so once again I'm joining in with the feature on Jodie's blog.
My contribution to Make-Grow-Thrift  this week is a combination of make and thrift. The knitting group that I belong to, Knitting for Brisbane's Needy, had a Summer Challenge which ends tomorrow. We were making beanies for children in a remote community where the husband of one of the members works. I've had ages to make heaps of beanies (one member made 150!) but I just started the other day as I've been working on other projects. I think the count overall so far is around about 400 beanies!

The navy yarn is some 'frogged' yarn which was in a bag of yarn given to me by a friend, and the colours are scraps from my stash. The navy yarn had been rolled into a big ball and there was more than enough for the 2 beanies. It is satisfying re-using something!


Humble wife said...

What a great project!!

It is a sense of purpose for those making the beanies, as one is able to use a skill maybe not needed as much, and it is a sense of gratitude from the recipients, as they are receiving hand made needed items.



Lea White said...

What a neat project! How rewarding!

Jodie @ The Haby Goddess said...

Wow Maria! 400 beanies from your group is an outstanding achievement - good on all of you. I'm sure they will definitely be appreciated.
Thank you for playing along again this week.