Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wildlife Rescue.

A great thing about crafting for charity is the great diversity of items that are requested, there's never a dull moment that's for sure, I have made coats for battery hens and blankets for orphan elephants but this time its wildlife rescue nests....



What a great way to use up stash, I have had the greatest fun crocheting three and sometimes four strands of yarn together to make these. They have to be made with the tightest tension so that no loose loops of yarn can catch tiny feet and claws.  



Stacks of cute little nests for sick, injured and orphaned birds to reside in where they will be looked after by Wildlife Rescue and released out into the wild again. 

I managed to make twenty until the strain of pulling the yarn tight was hurting my hands but I managed to bust a very satisfying 800 grams of yarn in the process. 😊








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23 comments:

  1. Well done Linda, you've beaten me! I've made 12 this year, they are so satisfying to make although I agree they are hard on the hands. I've used up lots of coned yarn this way.

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  2. What a wonderful idea. Your nests look great Linda.

    Linda

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  3. Fantastic, Linda!! They look so sweet and it's a wonderful cause ♥. Is there something written about these nests on their homepage? I couldn't find any hints there but maybe I'm blind ;-). Or can you tell me how you've made yours, or the needed size?`Many thanks. xxx

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    1. Thank you Nata, I have sent you an email with pattern and postal details. :) x

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  4. They are so cute! And what a wonderful cause! Well done, Linda!

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  5. That's fantastic to read! A wonderful project, well done!! <3

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  6. What a great idea Linda, you crocheted three or four strands of yarn together, to make the wildlife rescue nests. That was a big crochet hook!!

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  7. They are so cute !!! And helpful !
    Have a shinny day !
    Anna

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  8. That sounds like some difficult crochet with the 4 strands and tension. The end result looks great, and such a wonderful cause! Enjoy your day Linda,
    Wendy x

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  9. The little babies are going to be so happy and look so cute in these little nests!

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  10. I made lots of these last year for a rescue center near us. Yours turned out great.

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  11. Que lindos nidos, seguro que estarán muy a gustito los pajaritos hasta que los reincorporen a la naturaleza de nuevo :D
    Besote!!!!

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  12. I love this, the baskets look amazing and they will help birds. It is amazing when you can use your talent in crochet to donate to charity and wildlife conservation! I hope they are cozy in their new nests :) x

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  13. They look great, hope the birds like them too.

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  14. What a lovely idea, such a wonderful cause. There's so many ways to help out different charities.

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  15. Aww that's a sweet idea and your crochet nests are so cute:)

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  16. Such a lovely idea, I love the colourful baskets!

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  17. What a lovely pile. I remember making these and my hands really hurt afterwards. I didn't make as many as you, so I can only imagine how your hands are feeling.

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  18. Hi Linda, what cute yarn nests you created for a great cause! Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J!
    I love the curtain you made and it's our pleasure to feature it at our link party this week.
    Have a great day and week.
    Julie xo

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  19. I have not been well, but I want to say that I love crocheting for charity,too.I am currently working on a doggy pizza rug for my own rescued girl #princesspepperpudpaws I would like to make these too.

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  20. These are so very sweet. My crochet is always so loose so not sure how good I would be at nest making. You are so fortunate to live where there are so many opportunities for you to knit and crochet for charity. It's difficult here. And if I want to do anything for outside the country, there's always the issue of mailing (Kuwait has one of the worst postal services ever).

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