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The Big Knit!

Passing the window of the Age Uk charity shop I spotted the notice that the Big Knit is upon us. Basically you knit a little hat for an Innocent Smoothie. They go on sale in February and Innocent Smoothies donate 25p for each one knit, to turn into blankets, hot water bottles and afternoon get togethers for the elderly. Full details can be found on the The Big Innocent Knit website, I tried to do you a link, but their cookies stopped me from doing so, sorry.

I spent a happy afternoon making these four.

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I followed the basic pattern, using the little balls of wool from left over projects. Now if you look on the website, then there are some super patterns, which are very tempting. It was fun to do, but I can’t help thinking it would have been better to just give the £1 to the charity shop as a donation. However, I suppose that the hats raise awareness when they appear in the shops? Do you think so, or did I just waste my time?

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Yarnbomb delivery!

Yesterday I set off with my little box of wooly goodness to deliver it to  The Grange Range.

In case you have missed the posts about this yarn bombing it is to take place in a couple of weeks time at a Doctors surgery in Scarborough. All donated items are to be auctioned off at the end of the weekend and given to two good causes , both of which are very dear to my heart, being the hospital and hospice where my Dad was this year.

I knew I was at the right place when I drove past this tree.

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already yarn bombed for the big weekend.

I couldn’t have been made more welcome. Nor so delighted to see just a fraction of the items that have been sent in from all round the world from fellow bloggers, so many that the Grange Range sends her apologies for not yet being able to thank people on her blog, so I said I would send an interim thank you, till she has some blogging time.

I saw a Snail of happiness from here and so many Bower Birds like these from Love Lucie, pattern by Attic 24.

Have a little look at what I saw

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Ducks, owls and a frog. Did you ever see such adorable baby owls in a nest with their Mama Owl behind.

How about these

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flowers of every shape and colour you could imagine.

But what was in my box

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Open up

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Clearly a garden needs more flowers

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and some creatures

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a mouse, a bee and a ladybird, how about

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a gnome or

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Little Miss Muffet, and all gardens needs an

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an artist in residence, Pierre I think he is called Pierre Le Blanc!!

We had time for lunch in a nearby tea room , smoked salmon, scrambled eggs on a buttered muffin with Earl Grey tea and cake to follow. That carrot cake was Dee Licious. A lovely lovely lunch with a lovely lovely lady. The first time I met a fellow blogger and it couldn’t have been any nicer.

Best of luck to the Grange Range Yarn Bombing weekend.

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