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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Friday, 26 July 2013

A baby hat and jumper....



Way back in May I won a giveaway on Linda's Chalky's World blog.  Among the goodies that arrived were a ball of wool and a pattern for baby jumpers or cardigans.  There was enough wool to knit a whole jumper and most of a hat. 

 I actually finished knitting before the recent heatwave, but have been waiting for the right buttons.  I chose simple clear buttons and sewed them on very carefully as this jumper is going to a baby in Africa.  I'm always aware that life is tough where these charity knits go and replacing lost buttons is probably not high on anyone's list of priorities.

Both items are to fit age 0-3 months, but I don't expect they will be worn by the same baby.  Greenfields Africa delivers knitted clothing and blankets to children in Kenya and Uganda.  They have a truck leaving the UK in 3 weeks time so I'm going to post off these and other items tomorrow to make sure they are on it.

I loved the pattern.  I can't post a link as it is on paper.  But I have filed it away as I will definitely make it again.  I especially like the generous arm holes and buttons at the neck.  Memories of trying to dress my wriggling baby (while the health visitor watched) are still fresh in my mind after all these years!!

8 comments:

  1. That's a really cute little jumper and hat. I'm sure it will be most appreciated by some Mum in Africa for her little one

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    1. Thank you. I've just looked at your new booties and they are so well made. Lovely.

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    1. I couldn't decide whether it was blue or mauve. So I had to use clear buttons as nothing else seemed right. I wanted it to be as uni-sex as possible.

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  3. I love your little jumper & hat. Some mum somewhere in the world will by delighted to dress her little one in such lovely garments. X

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  4. That is so sweet, Una. I love the color. You did a great job with that giveaway yarn and I know someone will love it.

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  5. The jumper and the hat are beautiful You are a kind person to think of others and God will bless u

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  6. It's a lovely jumper and hat Una, I love the colour too. :)

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