Sorry for my delay last week, but had a great visit with my mom and sister
What I bought:
Go watch Dairyland Knits Super Baby episode for a very good laugh.
Ginger Twist Studio Sock yarn in Je Suis Prest colourway inspired by Outlander
What Clare sent me:
Little Cat Feet grey also by Ginger Twist in the Luscious Worsted
Arucaunia Ranco sock
Snath from Isle of Islay which I need Sprite966 (Orange-Maid on Ravelry) to help me say. – My first real handspun and it is beautiful!
Thank you to Sus1e for the miniskeins and gifts and to Cara for helping me get my Wombles mug
Works in Progress
1) Valentines sock in Electric Carnation twinkle sock base
2) Lace top
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.
Heidi Bears one a day challenge on her Ravelry group
4) Log Cabin in the discontinued Elle Pure new wool
A wash cloth for Rachel’s burn charity collection
Details about the Burn Charity KAL on my group on Ravelry
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.
They also often need clean clothes so clean T-shirts in all sizes for moms and kids are needed. Even second hand is wonderful. And panties ( knickers) for moms and kids often both come in without.
In the wards with open wounds they can’t have knitwear, but there is an outpatients which sees patients Mon, Wed and Friday and with winter coming up this is where our hats come in. Hats for any any child/young adult that they can give out as needed in the clinic. Something new and handmade is a treat. These kids face isolation and teasing in the community and something warm and handmade reminds them that people care.
Anyone that would like to help with a donation to buy the toiletries please contact me, I will keep a full record of all donation and exactly what we bought, for those in SA for which postage is not such an issue, if you would like to include some toiletries when you post stuff to me that would be fantastic.
What do you need to do for the KAL??
knit a hat in an easy care yarn, think machine washable or easy care in a township/rural setting ( acrylic or blend would be best I think, maybe superwash) in any child size or even adult size as the hospital treats up to 16 years and 16 year boys can have adult size heads
knit a wash cloth to go into the packs of toiletries
these need to be posted to me.
Post a picture of each item you knitted for the drive here for an entry into the draw
be a member of the group
Items must be started after 1 Feb 2015 and I will close this thread on 31 March 2015.
Double dipping with other KALs is fine with me as long as they allow it too
Digital copy of Mzansi on my needles
100g Mooiriver Bulky Baby Alpaca from Hartlam ( I loved using this for my Lapsang and I will sponsor the winner to liaise with battlepony and pick a colour they like, then you can reward yourself for charity knitting with an amazing hat for yourself)
Digital copies of each of my hat patterns
All sales of these patterns during February and March will go to help us buy the toiletries and other goodies for the ward.
If items can be posted to me by end of March (so that they arrive here in April/May please, then we can get them to the clinic for winter.)
An enormous thank you to anyone who takes part in this KAL as I know it involves knitting for others and posting stuff to South Africa for those who are not in the country. Every little bit helps.
Thanks for watching