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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!!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

More 4 ply...





Well, the scarf that I have been working on is now finished.  It is 48" long and will fit a young child.  I was knitting with two balls of 4 ply pink yarn together and kept going until one of the balls was completely used up.  The remainder of the second ball has gone back into the bag and will star in a future project.

Then I took a couple of balls of 4 ply blue yarn and made an aran weight hat to fit a toddler.  I still have quite a bit of blue yarn left.  But my 4 ply mojo has left the building, flown the coop and gone awol. My collection of 4 ply yarn barely fills one carrier bag.  But it will probably last me for five years if I keep using it at the current rate. Never mind.  It will eventually be turned into useful items.

Both these items will go to Operation Orphan for their Keep A Child Warm project.  I'm afraid I don't have links for the patterns. They were both so easy that  I just scribbled them down instead of printing them off.

I am now happily looking at blanket patterns.  I want to knit one that will be easy enough to qualify as mindless knitting and interesting enough to take my mind off some very depressing world and UK events.  Enough said...

9 comments:

  1. Nice hat and scarf, Una! I think we all need some mindless knitting right now. It's as if the world has gone mad.

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  2. Keep going, you are doing great things!

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  3. Lovely hat and scarf....using the two strands worked well.

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  4. I love the way you use everything up and often for a very good cause. Keep knitting Una! Jo x

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  5. Oh, BELIEVE me -- I understand the need to get the mind off distressing news and events. Ugh. Yarn is a lovely distraction! Those are both cute, esp. the little hat. Just keep plugging away at that bag of yarn, as you do, and you'll create lots of lovely things for those who need them :)

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  6. Thank God for knitting ... that can take you away from bad news for just a spell. I fear the world will always have bad news to share - but there is also good news, you just have to dig for it because it isn't always news worthy. Keep knitting.

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  7. I'm sure the 4 ply will get used in the fullness of time. In the meantime it has doubled up into two lovely warm accessories that OO will be very pleased with.

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  8. You are so generous Una, your gifts are wonderful.
    Meredith

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  9. beautiful items and always so generous Una xx yes I agree the world is an awful place at times xx

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