Monday, June 24, 2013

Finally ....

Well finally I have made a Bananas in Pyjamas (actually I have made 3). I cannot believe how easy the pattern was and from all accounts these are very popular with kids.
I am hoping to make up some care packages for kids going into foster care with a back pack, a stationary pack. some toiletries, pyjamas, a beanie and a toy. Something that they can call their own as they go to a new place for awhile.
Lots of other news. With winter (and it is freezing here in Melbourne) the demand for all types of winter clothing is huge. Blankets and more blankets are needed also. I think just this week we gave out over 100 beanies and early July there is a new food van starting up that we are hoping to give blankets, beanies and scarves to.
And just as a side note ... My grandbaby is due in 8 days!!!!!!!!!  Can you tell I am excited?? LOL

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bootees .. Bootees ... and more Bootees



Yep it's me again LOL
As you can see I have been knitting bootees. I think I became obsessed and just kept going and going on the 'normal' typoe and then I saw a pic in a magazine of these little ... what they call .... Mary Jane Bootees. They are made to look like shoes and socks and knit up quickly and look so cute. So these are my new passion.  We still need more bootees so if you want a quick fix of knitting feel free to make any kind and any colour.
It is bitterly cold here in Melbourne so as usual we are very busy. I have very little "stock" left after giving out all the beanies, carves and mittens as well as blankets. Please help me restore at least some chaos in my house. I feel lost living in a house with corners not filled with boxes and things LOL
I hope everyone is well and your families are doing well. Love and hugs go out to Kym and her daughter and prayers that all go well. Also a big hug to Margie (she knows why)
Hopefully I will blog again soon!!