Knitted blankets (Charity Knitting)

Friday, 18 November 2011

My yarn

Well, since the last post I have been working on the gansey heel socks: five pairs of women's and three-quarters of the the way through the only pair of men's. Only one more pair of women's to go. The pattern is by Katherine Misegades and is available as a free download from ravelry.  The yarn used is King Cole anti-tickle merino DK.

The blanket is now with my cousin.

Also been completing scarves for the Whitechapel Mission and donating via the Methodist Church, and making samples for Frances and for myself.

I spin too, very rarely and using my own technique (but it works). I have recently rejoined Rampton Spinners after a long absence resulting from lack of transport. A big Thank You here to Frances for taking me with her. In 1999 I bought some blue and some red/brown wool/silk mixture to spin as individual colours, ply one single of each into 2ply, and use it to make the jacket for the Rampton Spinners' Millennium Project. On 5th November this year, 2011, I plied the first skein. Frances has organised a spinning workshop on 19th November so I will be going as an early birthday treat to myself.

Completing my website has taken a back seat as Dave and I have been working (as volunteers) for the local community group, and I have been going to craft and knitting clubs, meeting friends, and doing favours for people as usual. Thankfully the core of the website is complete and all I need to do is to add more patterns.

Yesterday the Medway Craft Group presented cheques to Medway [Centre] Users Group and to Magpas (an Eastern region of the UK emergency medical charity relying solely on donations from the public). Members of the Craft Group made a patchwork quilt and this was raffled to raise funds. The £310 was split equally between the two organisations.

There are still three ten-stitch blankets on the go so I must get around to finishing those, and all the other UFO's hanging about waiting to be loved again.

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