Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Man's Jumper finished!

I have finally finished a Man's jumper that I started a couple of weeks ago!! The picture makes it look different shades of gray but I think that is just the lighting or the flash of the camera maybe. I had forgotten how long it takes to make a jumper, especially a man's one but men always seem to be left out a little.

I also got a big box of goodies from Heather, Blanche and Pat from Knitting Natters in Rosebud this morning.
Lots of beanies, scarves and kids jumpers! Thank you so much ladies!!

We have taken on a new project. Bendigo Bank have asked us to make squares and completed blankets for their blankets for all appeal. It will be widely advertised so will be an opportunity to get some publicity for Needy Stitches and hopefully attract some new members. So get those knitting needles clicking and clacking away. I will be happy to sew up the squares into finished blankets if it makes it easier. If you crochet squares can you do five rounds in any colour and then a final round in black please. It makes it easier for me to sew up. Those of you who knit bigger squares are better as it makes it easier also and less squares needed as the blankets have to be single size bed at least.

I feel a little like I am repeating myself but thank you all so much for everything that you do. It is very much appreciated!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Xmas in June?!?!?!

Well first let me say ... It is freezing down here in Melbourne!! Good weather to stay inside and knit lol

I have been packing the mini xmas stockings with lollies in readiness for Xmas. How organised am I?? I thought I would make a start as I always end up in a mess at xmas time and stay up all hours of the night packing lollies. At least this year I might be a little better organised. (fingers crossed!)

My latest creation! After finishing a project I always seem to have a little bit of wool left and being a Woolaholic I cannot bear to throw them out, so I have been crocheting small squares and finslly had enough to make a blankets!! 165 squares to be sewn up (I thought they were never going to end) But the blanket ended up a single bed size and all with wool I could do nothing else with so it was a job worth doing!!  I am still working on the other squares, so far I have sewn up 4 adult size blankets and with this weather they are sorely needed.  So if you can crochet and have small bits of wool left over it would be great if you could crochet some squares, I did 3 rounds and finished off with a round of white. I would be happy to sew them up into a blanket!

I have recieved loads of parcels for the past couple of weeks and every single one was appreciated!! You are all so talented in what you make and believe me the organisations we support are really thankful for everything. This year seems to be worse than any other year I have been doing this, it really is quite sad.

I am receiving quite a few mini xmas stockings so thank you, it will make this Xmas a little easier and I will not have to panic about not having enough!! So keep them coming!

I am also in need of toys to put away for Xmas, so if you make toys or know someone who does please consider making one or two. This Xmas is going to be hard for quite a few people and I hate to think of kids missing out.

Well I think that is all my news for now, but stay tuned as I will blog more regularly now that my life has settled down once again!