Linda knit the first one in the colours the designer used, almost! The light grey is Mary-Anne’s Yarn Serenity with a subtle sparkle. This design appealed to a lot of knitters including Rebecca and myself. Rebecca knit hers in blues on a smaller needle to make it more of a scarf. Mine is knit with thicker yarn, Drops Merino Extra Fine and Heritage 150 Hand Painted. I wanted a shawl to cover my arms and this worked out perfectly.
We were introduced to the Knitted Knockers of Canada and were happy to add Cascade’s Ultra Pima cotton to our stock, this is the preferred yarn for the Knockers.
When I saw the first knitted knocker I thought it needed it a little something extra. As knitters we knit from the heart and the heart on the knocker reminds the recipient that each knockers comes from the heart.
Click here for the instructions on how to stitch the heart onto a knocker.
This Winter Warmer is a quick easy project to knit using 8mm needles and two colours of Drops Cloud. It is really quick and easy I knit this in one evening.
I have been working on a pattern for socks for people who are homeless and spend most of their time outside in the cold. This had been on my mind for sometime and finally everything fell in place. The socks are knit with Briggs & Little Tuffy, this is a strong Canadian wool and can be knit with 4.5mm needles making them fairly quick to knit.
When I offered the first socks to some people down from the store one gentleman took off a boot to show me his bare foot. There is certainly a need for these socks.