Monday, 31 August 2009

Knitting for Children In Need ....

We have always talked, at work, about us doing something as a group for Children in Need and this year my work pal, Rose, and I have decided that this will be The Year .....
We are holding a KnitFest (although this might change to CraftFest) in November .....
As you might have guessed there will be knitting but there will also be sewing (such as aprons, peg bags and the like), hand made cards and altered items (of course), home made cakes, home made jams and chutneys and anything else we can think of .... We even have the local Model Railway Club coming along with a couple of layouts.
Our employer has very kindly given us the use of two of our Community Buildings for free and access to the rather clever office laser printer and photocopier - so every single penny taken will go to Children in Need .....
So in amongst all the recent stresses of my life, I have been knitting ......
Here are some finished knitted bags .....All of them are lined courtesy of my new sewing machine - lol. Remember the rather sagging muti-coloured one from a previous post - lol and the big blue one at the back even has pockets on both sides of the lining - how clever is that - lol.
Here are some Works in Progress ....
Everything here needs to be sewn up and finished off - the three knitted hats need pompoms (not made one of those for years and years - lol) the knitted snake needs facial features (this is a great hit with the Gorgeous One aka Finley William), the child's cardi needs the second sleeve putting in and the whole thing sewing up and the green piece is going to be another bag .....
And here's Pudsey - another Work in Progress ......
My sewing up skills will be put to the test with this one - so Pudsey will probably go to an experienced knitting friend of mine to be put together ......
And this is the Current Work .....Another knitted bag in a nice linen/cotton mix with the yarn used double - so it should be a fairly quick knit ....
Coming away from knitting, I was beginning to get a bit concerned that I hadn't played with any paper, ink or stamps and made a mess for ages. My craft room was soooooooooo tidy but I just didn't feel like doing or even want to do anything - but that all changed yesterday. I went to the Craft Barn in Surrey for a day long workshop with Sue Roddis and we made this ....This being a wooden perpetual calendar. I've never been to a workshop before but I had a great time and I bought another calendar and some other wooden bits and pieces to alter ....
Going to the class gave me the kick up the proverbial and as soon as I got home, I was back in my craft room and playing catch up with the girls in a monthly ATC swap group I belong to ....So - there you have it - what I've been up to.
Off now to make some notebooks for the KnitFest/CraftFest .....

3 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

The knitting looks good Sue - Well Done you ... such a fab cause!
And that perpetual calendar is totally gorgeous ... love it X

Ed said...

Love everything - busy, busy, lady eh?? I love your enthusiasm Sue, and peeking at the last post, I love the ATC's - can't wait to receive mine :-)

craftytrog said...

Love those knitted bags Sue, and how I wish I'd done both workshops now too!! Your calendar looks brilliant!