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Ginx Wooly Linx Party- March

My lovely Belinda dragon

to be precise was mentioned in the Ginx Wooly Linz party. She is currently preening herself on the guest bed, still waiting to Little Miss F at Easter. She rather likes the idea of sitting on a bunch of Easter Eggs, but then she is a bit of a silly dragon.

I have finally completed the Attic 24 Spring Weekend Bag to my satisfaction. I have made the strap much longer so it fits comfortably across my matronly upper regions.

Flowers added in Stylecraft DK to cover the d**m joins. In close up

And with the lovely crochet bag I received in my Secret Santa parcel.

Pretty neat together I think. And then there was all the left over yarn from the weekend bag, which actually weighed more than the bag itself. Thank you everyone who suggested weighing the yarn so I could decide what I had enough to make.

I finished  sewing in all the ends last night, so now I can show you what you can make with the yarn for a weekend bag.

A blanket big enough for a lap blanket for cold knees and of course the bag itself.

And the blanket by itself. Motif is from a book by Sue Pinner.

Do please drop in on this months Ginx Wooly Linx Party to see what everyone else has made and maybe to join in your self. So nice to share the lovely things we have made don’t you think?

 

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Knit and Natter Friday!

I heard about an interesting project into loneliness this week. It is a survey that can be done online, link here  , to look into the causes, effects and ideas to help prevent and stop people from being lonely. Generally speaking I am perfectly content with my own company, my family , friends, the blogging community and acquaintances. I have lots of activities and hobbies I enjoy , but there have been times when I have been lonely. When we lived away from family and I was new to the area and there were  problems to be sorted, then I felt lonely, even if I was a just a phone call away from someone to talk too. Somehow I muddled through those days. So I felt I had something to contribute to this project. The survey was quite straight forward but did take about half an hour to complete. The more people who participate, the better the research will be.

Another wonderful scheme I heard of this week concerns, occupational therapy, craft work, combat stress and sawdust hearts to be decorated. I had hoped the postman would deliver me one in time for this post, but that was not to be. It is a project to raise funds to help combat stress in veterans AND to commemorate the end of the WW1. The wounded soldiers from WW1 and other wars were encouraged to use crafts to deal with what we know now as post traumatic stress disorder. One of the crafts for soldiers included decorating hearts  with pins and then they would send it to a loved one, wife, Mum, sister, sweetheart. Untangled Threads have made calico sawdust stuffed hearts for every day of WW1, and now they need help to decorate them by the end of July. The hearts will then tour the country before finally being returned to their makers. There will be a brochure to accompany the tour and the makers names will be included. The hearts cost £20 to buy and as I said come as a ready-made heart ready to be decorated in any way you like, and with some pins to start you off.  In memory of my relatives who fought and died in this war I decided to take part.

I had a sudden thought -I have seen one of those. And by golly on the front cover of a craft book from the 1980s I have a picture for you.

If you look on the link people have done all sorts already, wet felting, embroidery, pins and sequins in some quite wonderful designs. Now I am hoping I can rise to this challenge.

Meantime there has been a small amount of knitting here on the navy cardigan, and a lot of crocheting. I managed to get four motifs from the leftover weekend bag and they make a smallish lap blanket. Just need to finish this off now.

Bit late posting today, there are reasons including a much-needed trip to the tip with some ivy and a visit to the swimming pool.

Not much going on this weekend which is just a well with a wind from Siberia on its way to end the winter with. Hot chocolate, a log fire and some knitting I think for me. And what for you? A bit of hygge or out and about?

Be Happy!

Cathyx

 

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