Monday, April 08, 2013
Ok knitting is my thing at the moment and I have two projects on the go.
One is for me knitting-and.com/wiki/On
red cuffs and black body, not as a bed wrap but a warm cosy wrap that I can work in as well without having it drop off my shoulders, I may add some knitted flowers to it as well.
This is my Stash Buster Challenge in the Knit it up Team April Stash Buster.
My other project is Baby Blanket for Sands www.uk-sands.org/home.ht
The pattern is easy to do bathsands.webeden.co.uk/
so I making some for this cause. Why? Well back in 1976 my first baby died in the womb at 24 weeks and back then they did not offer the option of seeing your baby or even a funeral for them. I kept a few things that he would have had and made my own memory box not realising I was doing something that would be done years later for others. Thankfully today things are different and having a Memory box helps, so these blankets are going to help parents who have lost their baby before the due date. Some may think this morbid but it is not, it is a way of coping with the loss and makes it easier for both parents and even Grand parents. So my blanket will go towards the healing process and that is a good thing. Lots of people make them and each one is made with love. I belong to this forum www.lovinghands.org.uk/
and they have ways of getting parcels sent off cheaply so everyone can do this. I love making things for others and this is just one item I am making there are loads of other charities this forum knits for so there will be something for everyone.
Knitting keeps my busy in the evenings and I don't even think about snacking whilst I knit and watch TV, busy hands is always best for me.