Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Yarn Along

knitting reading charity knits commit to knit tiny hats egg cosy kate morton the forgotten garden

I'm all about the charity knitting right now!  I talked about it a bit on Instagram but I thought I'd summarise over here in case anyone missed it.  (Maybe some people aren't on Instagram?  Crazy.)   June is Commit to Knit month, an initiative set up by UK Hand Knitting to get more people knitting for charity.  My mum subscribes to a few knitting magazines so I pinched her copy of the pattern booklet that came free with The Knitter and formulated a plan to spend the whole of June creating some cute knits to donate.  It's going pretty well so far!  The lack of phone signal when we were on holiday last week helped keep my productivity up and I came home with two full sized hats and a bunch of egg cosy-sized ones, as seen above.  They still need pompoms but I figured I'd get a production line going for them at some point.

My plan for the rest of the week is to make more adult hats, finish my sheep cushion (it just needs a tail, so it should be done today) and maybe start the scarf I promised Tam for his birthday at the end of the month.  Oh, and I have some sewing to crack on with.  Lots to keep me busy!

Last week I finished The Light Between Oceans and I loved it.  I'm even more excited to see the film now.  Oddly enough, my next read, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, has a lot of the same themes - Australian family finds abandoned child, believes them to be orphaned, raises them as their own, finds out parents are looking for them, struggle with moral dilemma...  Obviously, anything more I say would require a huge spoiler warning but I'm also liking this book so far.

Linking up to Ginny's Yarn Along.

What's everyone creating this week?


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