Over the last few months my knitting needles have been flying, literally at one point as I took my knitting with me when I flew down south. In my post “How Much Yarn Will You Need?” I mentioned a vest I had just knitted. The first time I wore it to church a friend of mine was really taken with it and said she would love to have one. She chose some lovely navy wool. Unfortunately it looks grey in this photo. I managed to finish it for her before she went overseas at the beginning of June.
In the meantime I had also been busy with my “Winter Birthday Presents”, and had finished a red child’s cardigan. The cardigan went to a young friend of mine for her little girl to wear. It was a nice change of colour from the pinks of several other garments I had made for her.
Not long after finishing the birthday presents, I found out at the last minute that I would be able to make a trip south. I had really wanted to do but thought I would have to miss out on. I went down for the wedding of one of my nieces. As a bonus I was able to spend a few days with my daughter and her family.
I hastily started a couple of jumpers for the two children as soon as I had confirmation that I could go, and was mildly hopeful I might be able to finish them before I went home. Unfortunately, but predictably, this didn’t happen. I made the most of my bonus time with my two grandchildren instead. The jumpers were posted down to them earlier this week.
The project I have started on now is woollen singlets and cardigans for the neonatal unit of the local hospital. I will be posting more on this once a bit more progress has been made.