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Wednesday, 1 October 2008

ABC Wednesday - K is for...


...Knitting

Knitting a scarf in this household has some particular furry hazards. Skimble loves to tread any knitted garment and seems to think balls of wool are kittens that need to be moved out of his mum's way! This is the scarf I'm knitting for Pakistan - just one more foot to go and then it'll be off to Plant Whatever Brings You Joy.

If knitting a five foot long scarf is a bit much for you, but you'd still like to get involved in a knitting project, then look no further than Innocent drinks' the big knit. It involves knitting miniature hats which are then placed on their 330ml drinks bottles for sale in November. Each sale results in a 50p donation to Help the Aged. Over £200,000 was raised last year. I'll be knitting some after I've finished this scarf, so I'll tell you more about that another time. The deadline's 17th October, but as the hat is tiny and relatively easy to make, there's time to make a shedload of them and still meet the date!

NB This is my 366th post this year - a post a day, but finished by October. I contemplated having the rest of the year off, but find I can't shut myself up that easily ;)

For other K posts do have a look at the ABC Wednesday blog.

14 comments:

  1. I used to quilt and my kitties liked to get under the quilt and try to pull the threads down as I was pulling up!

    Very pretty scarf!

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  2. don't you dare stop now! What would I do without a daily fix?

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  3. Knitting and Cats is a hazardous hobby.
    One where your work gets pulled and all blobby.
    :O)

    Tom
    Mine's Here

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  4. A worthwhile project; and I bet your cat is enjoying it too.

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  5. I can't knit! My mum tried to teach me but gave up! LOL!

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  6. I also used KNITTING for my ABC Wednesday post for the letter K.

    Bear((( )))

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  7. I am so impressed with anyone that can knit! Very cool! I also love the kitten in your picture. So cute! Have a happy day! God bless.

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  8. Ah, I remember when I used to knit. Why not now? Probably because no one seems to wear hand knit things around here, except scarves.

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  9. I saw Skimble and thought your "K" would be for "kitten" :) I wish I could knit--I learned a little bit once, but wound up with holes when I tried to increase or decrease. Maybe one of these days I'll learn how.

    Enjoyed your poem yesterday; oh, how I can relate to that interrupted sleep! But how do you have the energy to do all that you do? I spend half my day contemplating taking a nap:)

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  10. K is for ... Kat!

    Cheers, Simon

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  11. Now that was too funny VP ! You can't shut yourself up ? I sort of knew that about any "Dr. Who" fan !LOL .. Skimble is on a mission for you .. "use the force Luke !"

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  12. P.S.
    Are you watching "Fringe" ?
    You should be !!!

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  13. Hi ABCers - I'll see you over at yours...

    RPF - As you can see, I still haven't managed to shut myself up, so your daily fix's OK for now :)

    Simon - and Kit Kat!

    Joy - I'm still here :) Haven't even heard of 'Fringe' - must check it out...

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