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AUSTRALIA DAY Jan 26

Posted by Pamela on 25 January, 2009 at 15:38

Hope you are all enjoying this weekend.

It is a special one for me this year because I was nominated for Australian of the Year!!!   I am still in shock but it must be true because I have a certificate that says so....

http://knit4charities.webs.com/Australian of the Year nomination certificate.pdf

We had a lovely Christmas/New Year and now it's hard to believe we are almost at the end of January already!!  Where does the time go?

Our new kitchen and wardrobes are proving to be problems!  Well not them so much but the cabinet maker :( we are in for more fights this week about the quality of his work.

The idea was to upgrade the kitchen and bedrooms to add appeal to our house - it's still on the market - and also to make life a little easier especially in the kitchen.  We have changed over the large drawers instead of cupboards -- they are just great.  No more crawling on the floor to find something that has worked it's way to the back of the bottom shelf of a cupboard!!!

In amongst all the rubble I have been inundated with wool of all descriptions -- balls and balls of it.  I will give a lot away to be made up into items for charity, use some for competition prizes and use some myself.  One lot was 4 balls of Moda Dea Wild!  it is the softest yarn I have ever used.  I tried making a Chemo Cap but it is too soft for that so instead of doing the decreasing for the top of the cap I continued on until the piece was 18cm(7") deep, cast of loosely and made it into a neck warmer.  It will make up into the warmest of scarves too.

When I think back I have done quite a lot of knitting and crochet since arriving home from holidays - 2 beanies with matching fingerless gloves, 1 childs jumper, a childs poncho with matching hat, 20 gecko pocket pets, 2 beanies, the neck warmer (of course) and I've started knitting up oddments into a dog blanket.  Not bad for an oldie 

Oh and we went to see the movie AustraliA on Friday -- we loved it!

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Reply Karen
10:14 on 2 February, 2009 
Have just discovered your site. My aunt has introduced my mum , my daughter and I to the idea of charity knitting. Auntie E knitted for the Guardian Angel project last year. My 11 y o has made her first beanie and scarf set to be given to a charity , and now she is making one for herself.
Two questions- how do you deal with items that may not be well made or are truly ghastly?
Are there any groups/items that are always in short supply or hard to get volunteers to produce? For instance , bigger boys jumpers , or.........?
Best Wishes to all your keen knitters...........they are in for a busy couple of years!!
Karen
Reply Pamela
0:10 on 7 March, 2009 
Hi Karen,
Sorry for not replying to you sooner than this.
In answer to your questions...
Items that are not well made or truly ghastly are either undone and remade or remodelled into items for animals.
The charities on our Calendar give us a list of items they require most and we dont seem to have any problem getting plenty of donations for those items.
I always stress to those who wish to knit for charity to ask first what is required that way the organisations we help are getting the right items for their needs.
I hope you enjoy your charity knitting as much as I do.
Pamela
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