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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Wool on Sunday

So what yarn related projects have I been up to this last month? 

Last month I posted photos of a WIP which was using up some expensive yarn that had just been taking up space for a number of years. Being a simple garter stitch and depending on the glitzy yarn to give the throw some pizzazz, I had predicted that the throw would be finished by the October Wool on Sunday, and it was.

I knitted the throw sideways and after every 5 balls of the Farfalle yarn, I knitted 6 rows using black Patons Loopy which is another discontinued yarn that I miss as its texture is lovely. I had 5 balls in the stash.
As the year rushes onward towards Christmas, thoughts turn to the thousands of mini stockings that K4BN members make and fill with lollies, as small gifts for the needy. On and off I've knitted a few but will soon start sewing some from Christmas fabrics as they are much quicker to make...


Looks like a few more mini stockings will be needed this year 😉


And of course there has been more joining squares for K4BN this last month, but I need to find more time to make blankets as the demand is still there despite the weather warming up.
Lovely donors have given me many bags of squares...

Two blankets made with donated squares are almost finished...

Looks like I need to really pull out all stops to turn those bags of squares into blankets!

And I've continued to work on the pinks, greys, white throw for my former colleague.

As usual I'm linking with Janine over at The Rainbow Hare blog for Wool on Sunday, here.https://rainbowhare.com/category/wool-on-sundays/

8 comments:

Nanna Chel said...

Goodness me, Maria...there is a lot of need about the region isn't there? The poor farmers, I really feel for them as they don't like asking for help. Your group helps so many people who are down and out. Well done!

mamasmercantile said...

You are an inspiration with all that you do, well done.

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Maria those needles of yours have been busy !

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Your throw is gorgeous and those stockings are adorable. Your charity work really is an inspiration. Thank you very much for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

Jackie said...

You have been so busy. I have been knitting blankets and prayer shawls, but will have to stop for a tiny bit. Need to get some Christmas knitting done.

God bless.

Susan said...

I think you need about 5 sets of hands Maria
I'd love that stocking pattern if possible - it looks easier to knit than the one I was using.
I do have some felt stockings in progress for you.

handmade by amalia said...

The mini stockings are almost too adorable.
Amalia
xo

Elephant's Child said...

Knitting is a skill I have never learnt and I am always in awe at the things that can be created. Love your support for those going through hard times too. Thank you.