Sunday, 2 November 2014

A rather soggy morning.

One of our regulars dropped in for breakfast in the rain.  He doesn't seem to mind that the mealworms are getting a bit soggy.

I can't believe it is so long since I last put a post on here but I haven't been completely idle.  About three weeks ago I wanted some knitting to do so made enquiries in our local wool shop about this year's charity project.   I learned that we could knit anything we liked, to go into a sale in aid of a local hospice, and everything had to be handed in by tomorrow.   So I have had sparks flying off my knitting needles and have been steadily working my way through a huge bag of assorted balls of wool which I bought in a local charity shop.   The quantities and colours varied as you can imagine so I thought that quickly made useful items might be best in the circumstances as time was of the essence.
So it was hats and ............
two pairs of mitts, wrist warmers and a couple of baby jackets and hat.

 
The final hat is still on the needles and I wondered if I would have enough wool to finish it.  All is well - since I took this photo I have finished the hat with a little to spare.    I found a pattern for a very good looking teddy bear but he would have needed special yarn and the making up and finishing takes so long, so I opted for the more mundane hat and mitts, etc.   Quantity rather than quality perhaps.

There is still quite a lot of wool left but I am out of time, so the charity shop can have it back and sell it to someone else.

It is still quite mild here today but not like Friday which was ridiculously - and worryingly - warm for this time of year.  I wonder what winter has in store for us this year.

8 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Well done with all that knitting Heather - and it all looks so professionally done. Ten out of ten.

Jackie said...

We've been lucky with the weather lately but as you say its worryingly warm! The knitting is lovely and you are very productive.

Carol Q said...

you have been busy Heather, what a great collection of knits for charity too. apparently we are going to have the coldest winter that we've had for years. my parents are already taking about buying a camping Gaz stove because they have heard about the possibility of power cuts because we don't have enough energy stored. happy days!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Even from here I can feel the heat and see the smoke rising from your knitting needles.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a very impressive pile of knitted goods, I'm sure they'll sell well

vic said...

Wow you have been busy knitting they look wonderful :)

Vic x

Gina said...

Well done on all the knitting Heather. I've got spring bulbs starting to flower it has been so warm. It's worrying!

Linda said...

You're an ace knitter Heather! Wish I could get my projects completed....
As for the mealworms...maybe the soggier the better ;-)