Sunday, 30 October 2016

Another knitted bear

Normally at this time of year I am busy collecting things to go into a shoebox to be sent to a child somewhere who won't receive anything this Christmas. But due to another project we're working on I've not had as much time or money as normal.

However, I have just started a new job, much closer to home, which has cut my commute by half and means I have more time in the evenings for things like knitting.  So rather than put together a shoebox, I have knitted another little bear.

 He will be sent out to Knit For Peace who will be able to pass him on to someone who needs a hug this Christmas.  They are an amazing organisation, who will take any knitting and pass it on to those who needed it, be it in the UK or abroad.

I would have made him a jumper too, but as always there is never enough hours in the day even when you get 2 of them back!  So instead I crocheted him a scarf (using leftover wool from my cardy).  I'm sure that will help to keep him warm, wherever he might end up.  I send him with love and hope he gives someone comfort when needed.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Felted stars

Last week I was back at the Farnham Maltings for their annual Thread event. I haven't been before but was glad to go this year.  I was in nice and early before the crowds which meant I got a good look at everything!

 My favorite thing were these felted stars.  But what to do with them?  It suddenly occurred to me that they could make great badges.  And what about a cocktail ring?  I'm not 100% sure how that would work, but I'm going to give it a go.

Meanwhile the pink star has found a home on my blue jacket.  Its quite striking I think.