At this time of year, the knitting charity that I belong to, has the main focus on mini Christmas stockings rather that blankets, rugs, gloves, beanies and scarves. Many of our members, their friends and the members of the Australia wide knitting group K4C, work all throughout the year, on making the huge amount of stockings that we need...6000 this year I think it is!!
This year, I have already been given bundles of mini stockings that my friends have made...
At the Zillmere Knit and Natter at the end of last month, a friend from Sisters of Stitch arrived with 135 stockings she had made for the group. She was able to see her stockings packed with sweets and bundled up ready to hand over to one of the many community groups that give these away as gifts to the needy.
Thanks to more generosity from friends and family, I was able to take a LOT of sweets to the Zillmere Knit and Natter!
And to finish the post, here is a photo from December 2013. I was recovering from an op and unable to drive. So sweet DH gave up golf for the day and drove me to the Scarborough Knit and Natter...where everyone was packing stockings...so he helped. 💕
Wool on Sunday. Janine's post this week was about making things for the approaching winter; whereas here in Australia we're looking for ways to stay cool! lol