Friday, 30 December 2011

FO Friday - More Charity Knitting (and a gift from Santa...)

I've been doing lots of charity knitting recently, again making more sets of Preemie clothes for the local NICU. I think it's great stash busting for the little bits of baby yarn I have left from various projects (though some of the yarn does come from the charity donations to Knit-a-soc). You need such small amounts to make the things!
I did intend the second set to match exactly, but unfortunately I ran out of the pink fair isle effect yarn. But since the pink of the bonnet is identical to the buttons on the cardigan, I would say that they match exactly. And they are so adorable! I'm using the very cute buttons I won earlier this year, as I think it's a great use for them.

I still have a bag full of yarn left to knit up into baby clothes though!
I also found this in my yarn bag...
It's the first thing I ever knitted when I took up knitting again! One rather large baby hat with twisted purl stitches, as I didn't know I was purling the wrong way!

I also has an FO which is a gift for my mum from Santa, although his elves were very busy over the Christmas period, so he asked me to make it!
Meet Claude, the newest addition to the sock monkey family. My Mum was very pleased to find him in the stocking on Christmas morning, though I was re-sewing his eyes late on Christmas eve, when the boy commented that he looked evil...

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  1. I wish I had more time to do charity knitting, especially for the local hospitals, but I can't even finish anything for my own kid. *sigh*

    Oh, and to top it all off, my BIL and his wife are expecting...and my SIL and her husband are expecting. Within two weeks of each other. And I have Little Man.

    Maybe I just won't knit anything for anyone ever.

    Okay, that's a lie.

    But they're cute.

    How did you purl "wrong" to get twisted stitches? I used to KTB for my knit stitches but that was the only thing I was doing "wrong." I'm trying to envision how you do twisted purl stitches.

  2. What a sweet thing to do - both sweaters and hats are adorable and I am sure will be greatly appreciated! Your hat is cute - I don't see anything "wrong," they are just design features!! ;-D Happy New Year!

  3. You are a dear heart. I love that you are making all of these hats and sweaters for the NICU. Bless your heart for giving a beautiful gift to families who need cheering up during stressful beginnings of life.

    Your sock monkey is rock star. My daughter has been begging me to knit her one...I really should.

    Happy New Year!

  4. There is a great deal of satisfaction in knitting for others. I knit for the church Bazaar. Doesn't it make you cringe at the yarn and colours that are used sometimes. Love the baby things, nice to knit little things for little people when there are no little people at home anymore :0)
    I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year :0)

  5. Your charity sweaters are gorgeous! Someone is going to be very happy to have those hats and sweaters.

  6. The preemie outfits are awesome!Thank you for making them for those in need. Sock monkey! So, cool!

  7. Those baby sets are so stunning! Great job - what an amazing donation for a NICU baby. I also love the sock monkey.

  8. The pink baby sets look great. Someone is going to be very happy to have them.

  9. So cute. What pattern is that sweater? Love it.

  10. Those preemie outfits are beautiful! It's so amazing of you to knit up such wonderful things to donate, the recipients will be so happy (and warm!).

  11. Aww those sweater sets are adorable. Claude is awesome! (Also, great name for a sock monkey.)