|Posted by Pamela on 4 October, 2008 at 13:55|
8 rugs finish and still more squares to put together They are all packed up ready to send off to various charities.
I played around with one of them adding a band that extends beyond the width of the rug, put in some button holes and buttons -- voila -- a wheelchair lapghan. It secures around the waist to stop it from falling off. This one is going to a nursing home!
I'll definately be making more of these
knit4charities group has a special project going this month too. We are knitting or crocheting breast prostheses for mastectomy survivors. The project is called Operation Bosom Buddies. I have made 4 bosom's for this project. Might get a few more done yet, they are fun to make and so much appreciated by the receivers as they are soft and light to wear.
I am in the process of trying to use up boxes of knitting machine wool that kind people have given me. I dusted off the old knitting machine, oiled it up and read up the instructions -- yep it's amazing how easy it is to forget!!! Anyway, I am making cat/dog rugs for animal rescue. They are easy - just a long strip of knitting folded in half and sewn together. My dog has had one of these rugs for 6 years now, they wash up and wear well -- great for puppies who scratch around.
Gosh I didn't realise how busy I've been -- crocheted squares, soap saver bags, monster sock puppets all managed to get made as well as booties and mittens. Did I really have time to do all that!!!
Time to put my feet up and have a cuppa!