Sunday, 28 September 2008

gift knitting

This is a bit of a catch-up for photos. The two scarves are both for charity gifting next winter. I've decided to try to get a start on such knitting early in the hope of having quite a swag to give. I often give hats. scarves etc to an organisation where I know some of the people who who work with Sydney homeless people. I'd also like to give some to the Aussie group collecting for Afghanistan. So that means busy fingers. It also means a chance to use some of the stash and perhaps also some of the remnants of balls can go for bootees, baby hats too. All good yarn, but in small quantities.

Both these scarves are well over two metres long. The red/grey could well look better with a better background. However, it was wet and blocking and I didn't want to move it from the back of the lounge where it's resting on an orange plastic protective cover. All moss stitch. I bought it in a hurry at Lincr*ft where I was getting some sock wool. I thought it was a 100 gm ball of sock wool and could see socks for grandsons. However, it was 8 ply so became a scarf instead. That will teach me not to grab wool off display stands as I wait in the queue!

The black is some very old merino, mohair, acrylic mix I bought years ago from a warehouse, coupled with some good mohair. It's a reversible, simple four stitch pattern which I am just about doing in my sleep.

I also have a shawl put away and a material (not knitted) wrap, so have a start for next year. I'm planning on some baby stuff too and some warm beanies and hats as I know how much I appreciated them here this winter. Afghanistan is very much colder than here, so should be useful there.

The pale green cotton is edging for a baby hat. A Debbie Bliss pattern and edging has to be sewn on. However, I have not yet finished the hat and brim with its increases. This too is for a gift but this time a baby here in Sydney.


Melinda said...

I'm sure the scarves will be much appreciated! I know that Debbie Bliss pattern and it is lovely - but I have never tried it. Looking forward to seeing the final result!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous pattern, I have never seen it. My favorite knitting is baby knitting patterns and I bet I could make a gorgeous baby blanket with that pattern. Thanks for this post.