With all the Covid19 stuff and isolation, it’s been a while since I updated this site. However, that does not mean that I have not been busy! LOL!! Being at home means of course, much more knitting!
Our group (Knit N Crochet Lakes Entrance) has received some very generous donations of lovely yarns with which we are able to create some great items for donation. Due to the fires which recently devastated so many lives here in East Gippsland, our knitted items are being sent out, not only to the homeless and those who need some extra warmth, but also to those affected by the fires. It is a great personal joy to me, to know that the items we lovingly create, are going to local people whose lives could use a little warmth and I hope that the knowledge that the items they receive have been made by local ladies, whose wish to help in this way is rewarded by knowing it’s “locals helping locals” The generosity of someone donating a few skeins of yarn, means our ladies have MORE to offer in the way of warm blankets, beanies, gloves and scarves.
During isolation, we have all continued to knit – and when things began to open again and we were able to give our donations, many of the group have generously donated some wonderful items.
My donations have included: blankets, scarves, cowls and fingerless gloves.
Fingerless gloves which my friend Lynn Mulqueen sewed up for me because I hate sewing!
Blankets of various sizes
I love knitting blankets, but I hate sewing – so anytime I can knit up a blanket with little or no sewing, I feel like I’m winning! Many have asked for patterns for “no sew” blankets, and in response I will create a separate post with some examples and patterns, or links to patterns.
The most valuable skill you can learn if you like knitting blankets, is how to join on to existing knitting, for borders, or to create blankets. It seems complicated, but it’s really not, and once you have that skill, the possibilities become endless! You can make complicated pattern blankets or simple squares for blankets, with no sewing! Be sure to check out my “No Sew” section for more, and feel free to ask any questions you may have!