Sunday, 17 March 2013

Hexagons - and squares!

This is a hexagon jacket made with two Granny hexagons joined to make the back seam and then the sleeve seams (think a 6-sided granny square), The pattern is here: hexagon jacket  - be aware this is an American pattern so the stitches are named differently.

US                                                       UK
sc                                                         dc
hdc                                                       htr
dc                                                         tr

It weighs 122g and I have also made 47g of Easter chicks and a blanket square for Aoife which weighed 26g.

Aoife is the grand-daughter of one of our Loving Hands members and is going to be spending some time in hospital this summer as she has her first operation to help the symptoms of her condition - Morquio. Loving Hands members decided to make her a blanket to wrap herself in while in hospital and one member is going to sew the squares together. Another member has knitted her Peppa Pig, her favourite character and you can see the photo and read about Aoife on the Facebook page: Aoife's Smile Fund . Her family are trying to raise enough money to take Aoifa to Peppa Pig land before her surgery.

In other news, squares and hats are still coming in for the Syrian Refugees and we have done some serious fundraising to raise postage funds. My mum is the champion chick maker closely followed by Janette. The head teacher at the school I work in has kindly allowed chick selling to happen at school - everyone is 'encouraged' to buy one - or more - when they visit. We had a cupcake cafe for Comic Relief in the school canteen on Friday and we had the chicks and some other items for sale in the foyer, making nearly £90! Pupils, staff and parents have also been busy making squares  and you can see some of the efforts here: knitting for others .

Stash Busting Progress:
Yarn at start of year: 31,034g
Yarn gained: 450g
Yarn busted: Jan: 1049g, Feb: 1157g, March:  272g     Total: 2478g
Yarn given away: 200g
Yarn in stash: 28,806g

1 comment:

  1. It amazing what you get when you fold a hexagon!
    Keep up the great work!
    Ali x