Once again I'm finding it hard to find time to write a blog post I'm trying not to completely abandon my blog like I have done in the past but as you all know writing a post can be very time consuming. I'm afraid my blogging is going to be a little bit sporadic but I am around reading and enjoying all your posts even if I don't write that many posts myself.
World Prematurity Day is on 17th November and the colour chosen to represent this occasion is purple.
As I have mentioned before N.H.A.P. have a crochet, knitting and sewing challenge every month and for September the crochet challenge was for the group to make purple baby hats the target being 150, well that target has been well and truly smashed as the number made so far as I'm writing this is 473 and they are trying to get to 500 before the end of the month.
It's just a bit of fun but it really motivates you I have to say, added to which purple is my favourite colour so I have enjoyed every minute.
There's quite a mix of different patterns and as usual I have been playing around with different stitches. Pattern writing is very time consuming and not really one of my favourite things to do but I will get around to it and will publish them as soon as they are ready.
|Haven Baby Hat|
|Yet to be named any suggestions welcome.😊|
|Little Treasure Baby Hat|
I have made fourteen so far but I should be able to get a few more made by the end of the day.
The knitting challenge was for purple baby cardigans and I only managed one of those.
|Jordan Baby Cardigan Pattern|
I found this pattern on Marianna's blog and that's my to go to place when I'm searching for baby knitting patterns. I find knitting too slow it has to be said and it hurts my hands unlike crochet which thank goodness doesn't affect me as much.
And finally I'm making poppies as the u3a knicky knack knitters and my crochet group are planning to make a poppy display for Remembrance Day this November.
We are making them in red, purple, black and white to represent each of the different causes, the purple or Animal Poppy is to remember and and represent all the animals that lost or loose their lives during conflict.
We are still unsure as to how we are going to display these and it's not going to be a huge display as we don't really have a lot of time, but we will do what we can.
Just in case you fancy making some yourself....
The large one as seen above.
With black, ch 2.
Round 1: 12 tr in second ch from hook. Join with sl st to first tr. Fasten off and leave a 10” tail. (12)
Round 2: Using red yarn, join into the top of any of the black tr.. Ch 3 (counts as a tr). 1 tr into the same stitch.
2 tr into each of the remaining tr. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (24)
Round 3: Ch 1. 2 tr into each of the next 4 tr, dc into the next tr. *dc in next tr, 2 tr into each of the next 4 tr,
dc in next tr*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Join with sl st into bottom of starting ch 1. (40)
Round *2 tr into each of the next 8 tr, slip stitch between the 2 dc of the previous row*.
Repeat from * to * three times. Fasten off . (68)
I managed to crochet another two hats which brought my total to 16 and the both targets were well and truly smashed. yay!
The challenge for October is for snowmen in knit and crochet the target being 150 of each I can see that total being well and truly smashed too.
Have a great weekend I'm off to find some white yarn to get a start on those snowmen. 😊