Friday, 2 March 2012

Our Amazing Ladies!

Some photo's of our charity knitting before I show you why our knitting group ladies are amazing. All of these were knitted by Linda, Elaine and some of their friends from work.

These pretty jumpers were knitted by Alison.

This one was knitted by June. Her little granddaughter loved it so much she is now knitting a larger one for her.

Theses were knitted by Isobel. She especially loved knitting the hat in these colours.

 Last, but not least, these were knitted by a friend of Alison, Caroline and Isabel. She brought them along for us on the night as it was the last day of collection

Roberta brought along all of the jumpers that the group had knitted so that we could photograph them.

Once they were all put out we counted them. In the space of just one month our group has knitted 126 jumpers which are going to babies in Africa with Aids. Roberta was very chuffed with the generosity of the group and of course of friends of the group who contributed. The lady from Roberta's church was at most expecting 20. Big thank you to everyone and please thank everyone from your work places who sent some in.

Despite all the charity knitting the group have still been working on other projects. Rhona finished knitting two jumpers. Her daughter, Freya, is the lucky recipient of one which you can see her happily wearing. Her older daughter is getting the second jumper. I love those colours. She is now working on something for her self for a change. A stripey top knitted in cotton.

Everyone has been loving these chicks. Caroline has designed the patter and knitted this one up. If you were to turn it upside down you would find a creme egg inside. This pattern is now being passed round so expect to see more of these. We said she should make up kits and sell them as Caroline's Chicks. She spent Tuesday sewing up some of the others she had knitted.

Helen has also been busy with her Japanese folded patchwork. She made this lovely wall hanging. The use of colours is very effective. She also brought along other fabrics for another Japanese folded patchwork project. This one is for her table and the colours she has picked out are beautiful.

Again a big thank you to everyone for handing in those charity jumpers. They truly were appreciated. As this is the year for short term charity projects we are still looking for more. So watch this space.

We have Gartmore at Home in a few weeks which we are all very much looking forward to. I finally sent out a materials list for the classes.

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