Red Cross Children’s Hospital Burns Unit Charity Drive

Rachel as part of her ambassadors course with the Chaeli Champaign needs to get involved and help a charity or cause. We decided to contact the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Burns Unit and see what we could do.

I visited them on 4 February 2015, (Rachel could not go with me this time as no under 16 are allowed in the acute burns unit,) to find out what they need. I met with Chantel from the Hospital Trust who was very helpful in arranging the meeting and showing me around the hospital. We then went to see the doctor on the burns unit to find out exactly what they need.

In the ward they need:
Toiletries packs for the moms and kids. Most of the burn victims come from rural areas with nothing and hygiene is vital in a burns until to prevent infection. Each mom gets a pack of toiletries for her and her child. The moms do a lot of the help with care.

The pack has soap, washcloth, toothbrush, vaseline, body cream, toothpaste etc in it.

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Episode 23: Pinky and The Geek can’t dance

Wooldiaries challenged us to Langarm so we did

If you want to see the challenge go to Wooldiaries podcast episode 11

The Geek’s response to the challenge was to say we need to change our names and move to Sweden :-) But we did not wimp out of the challenge so stay tuned to the end to see what we do.

On to knitting

Finished Objects

1) I did a German Twisted Cast on for the top
1×1 twisted rib and then the mock cables from the Butterblumchen pattern
Hermiones Everyday Socks heel

2) Lapsang hat for my sister, out of Mooiriver Bulky which is the most dreamy yarn in the world, so soft, like knitting clouds.

Works in Progress

1) 2nd Lapsang in case my sister is allergic to the alpaca, this one is out of handspun that was gifted to me by Heidi Bears

2) My New Years socks

Hartlam in Calvinia Sock base High twist 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon in New Year’s Confetti. I am knitting vanilla toe up socks.

Sally – Wooldiaries and I are doing a year long sock along our # is #Sallyandsallyknitsocks.
We are keep track of our socks and the challenge on the South African group, there is a theme for each month so join if you like.

2015 Sock along

I spoke about a toe up heel gusset and it was from Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl socks

3) Sock Yarn Blanket
#sockyarnpartners on Instagram
I am sort of using this pattern as a guide but with 41 stitches and I am making mine square.

Acquisitions

Headband/Hat from last week was Spirograph by Anna Elliot

Hartlam Sutherland Lace with sparkle in the Sterling colourway to make a Bonny for my other sister.

Mini Skeins from VikkiV and Wooldiaries

Giveaway

Clare Devine has kindly offered us 3 copies of the Lapsang hat digital pattern as a giveaway, come enter on Pink Hair Girl Group and there is a discount code too of 33% off until 9 Feb 2015

KAL

Prizes
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Project bag from Anne’s Work Basket
Project bag from ElaineEllaB
Lace yarn and sock yarn from Hartlam
Mohair Yarn from African Expressions Love
Incomparable Buttons
Tea Towels

prizes for
1) First finished object in the FO thread – fastest needles first
2) Chattiest person in the chat thread
3) Most finished objects
4) Random draws from the finished objects thread
5) Best where I live story

Rules:Come join our Where I live KAL. This is to celebrate the Mzansi South Africa on my Needles that has just been released. Come and share about your part of the world. Any project can be entered into the KAL as long as you can tell me how it relates to where you live. Maybe the colours, or the style or just that you need it against the cold, or to cheer you up in the grey. You do not have to knit a pattern from the book, but you do get extra entries for knitting from the collection.

Rules:

You must be a member to the Pink Hair Girl Designs Ravelry Group

Start Date: 12 October 2014

You can enter any project started between these dates, but not before or after.

You can use your project to join this KAL and others KALs too, just check their rules too.

There will be prizes, I am trying to make the prizes have a very South African feel and will add them as we go.

Every project you finish that you can tie to the theme during this time can be entered.

No limit to the number of times you enter, each entry must just have it’s own post so it gets a number for the draw.

Any pattern and any yarn is welcome, you get 2 extra entries for knitting a pattern from the Mzansi South Africa on my Needles so 3 entries in total for knitting from the collection.

To enter your project, post a picture of the completed item in the FO thread and tag them with PHGwhereIliveKAL. Remember a new post for every completed project.

The thread will be locked the midnight of 31 January 2015 South Africa time and winner(s) drawn using the random number generator on the next podcast following that. ( please note the extension until 31 Jaunuary 2015 to give you more time after the very busy end of the year time)

I will announce the winner on the podcast and earburn you on Ravelry, from that point you have 30 days to contact me to claim your prize or it will be forfeited.

The Langarm tutorial we watched on You Tube

Thanks for watching
Happy Knitting
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