Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sock it to them!

Karen has been busy knitting socks to give to friends she has been unable to see due to work and study commitments. Sock knitting is second nature to Karen and she rattled these socks up in no time at all.

I had a finish this week. This is my hitch-hiker scarf done in some of Lisa's lovely sock weight 4 ply yarn. I just love the sparkle in it!

Margaret is really well advanced with her preparations for Christmas. The Santa loo roll cover is particularly handsome. Look at the whiskers! Rudolf looks very smart in his festive colours.

 Lyn has also been busy creating a family of hedgehogs and little dolls to put in Linda's shoe box charity. If you have time and the inclination then Linda would be delighted to receive any knitted goods for this worthy cause.

See that Phyllis, she is one clever lady! Norma had asked for a "CAT" shawl and this is what Phyllis produced. Wow! is an understatement. Fab!!!!!!!!!!!

 Norma loves to crochet in her wee crafty house in the garden. The flower pram blanket is superb! the corner to corner blanket has a very subtle colour change going on. I don't know which one I like the best.

Susan has just completed this 3 ply shawl for a friend in work who is expecting his first baby. Actually, his wife is! This is a spectacular present and the workmanship is so fine.

Janice is another of our busy beavers. This week her finishes include a cosy little hoody AND a Christmas decoration. Janice saw this idea on TV but did not want to buy the kit at £18 because she had plenty of fabric in her stash. She just worked out how to adapt the idea and do it her way. Another clever lady. This is so effective.

Catriona loves knitting "Di's Designs." This is the Sunday Best pattern for a little prince and has been knitted using the Womens Institute yarn in 4 ply. The bootees are her own pattern based on a pair of boottees that someone did for Catriona's son when he was this size. Catriona just counted the stitches and rows and played about until she was able to produce something similar. By the way, this little ensemble is for sale.

Lorraine has been making items for  Breast Cancer Charity raffle. Above you can see a little Ali-baba basket trinket box.

This little heart hanger is so would look great anywhere.

And finally, Lorraine made this e-reader case. If you look at the opened case you will find that Lorraine has included a lovely little label.

Stephanie was given this yarn by her daughter. She had attempted to knit a bag with it and then thought that Mum would make a better job of it. The handles were an internet buy and cost just a few pence. Stephanie had some left over yarn and used it to make a matching scarf. Mums are wonderful!

Roberta crocheted two pram blankets. The first was plain and the with the second blanket she put her cross-stitch skills to good use and added a Teddy. Now, that is clever!

Roberta also had time to make a giant granny square baby blanket just in case! Another lady with a Just in case box!

Magda is full of tricks. She spun this merino super wash herself and plans to dye it herself. A very independent lady!

This is great! Jill has just completed an aviator helmet for for her friend's grandson who is seven months old.
Not a boring baby hat. He will be the talk of the town. Lucky boy.

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