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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!!

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Definitely the last masks...



Back in December, before our latest lockdown, I was volunteering in a charity shop. I decided it was high time to make some more masks, but this time in a plain, light colour. Because I wash my masks every day, they are starting to look past their prime. So I dug out my material scraps and made these two beauties. The material came from my wedding dress that I cut up for projects yonks ago. Waste not, want not. I never dreamed decades ago what that material would eventually be used for. Very sad. 😢

Anyway, what is even sadder, is that my charity shop which was decorated and stocked up for Christmas, was closed at very short notice by the latest lockdown a few days before Christmas. It looks like being months before it is allowed to open again. Christmas will be a distant memory, which is just as well really as it was not what we were all looking forward to. 

The only silver lining is that, when we reopen, I will have two summery masks ready to wear. I'm expecting mask-wearing to continue for the rest of 2021 and maybe even longer on public transport. But I'm not going to make any more. I have a boxful now and that's enough.

I'm making very slow progress on the crochet blanket that I started months ago. Every time I sit down to work on it I suddenly find myself with a lapful of cat. She is 18 now, so how can I say no?!

Hopefully, I will be able to show a photo of the blanket in progress in my next blog post. Watch this space...


12 comments:

  1. Blanket making keeps you warm and so does a cat.I would opt for the cat every time!
    Stay safe.
    Barbarax
    I am doing granny squares in lockdown.

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    1. Good idea. Maybe I could manage squares with a cat on my lap.

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  2. You made such pretty masks. It will be nice when we don't have to worry about getting sick and wearing a mask! The cat sounds so sweet and likes to cuddle with you. Take care and stay safe.

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  3. I get the same lapful of cat, and he's only nine, going on ten. Very determned!

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    1. Amazing how well cats get on with human meal machines!

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  4. You say that very time Una I bet you do make more haha, it's a depressing thought isn't it having to wear them for so much longer. Yes enjoy the cat cuddles for as long as you can.

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    1. I know 😄. I thought my first mask blog post would be a one-off. I must stop now because they are spoiling my blog.

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  5. It is very sad that needed charity shops have gotten closed in the lockdowns. Fortunately, here (in our state) that hasn't happened, but it has elsewhere in the U.S.

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  6. It's interesting how many customers come into the charity shop nearly every day. Sometimes they just want to chat. I really enjoy volunteering there. We aren't as essential as e.g. pharmacies, but we are important.

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  7. I look forward to seeing the blanket. I am working on a knitted blanket right now and I look forward to be finished with it soon.

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  8. Aww. Your sweet kitty doesn't want yarn competition! I agree about making masks. I probably need to make more for my husband. His are looking stretched out and shabby.

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