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!!
Saturday, 20 July 2013
When it's too hot to knit.........knit.
London seems to have been sweltering in a heatwave for a couple of weeks now. I was planning to start a big blanket, but not in these temperatures. I've been going through my oddments and making stripy hats. I was surprised to see how many I made considering I thought I wouldn't be able to knit anything in this heat.
The hats in the photo range from preemie size to 3-6 months size. Each one takes only a few hours. I quite enjoyed choosing which colours to use. I made most of the hats uni-sex, though I did have to use up some pinks as well. These hats are destined for Greenfields Africa which distributes warm clothing and blankets to babies in Kenya and Uganda.
I'm chuffed that I managed to clear all my dk oddments. The bits that were too short for stripes have all been rolled up into one ball of variegated yarn that weighs about 50g. I now officially have no dk oddments left. But once I start on my next blanket that will change.......
The pattern I used for the stripy hats is one of my favourites as it is so quick and easy. It is here.
The pattern I used for the ribbed blue hat is another favourite as it is stretchy and will fit easily. It is here.