In the UK we have a blood transfusion service that takes blood from donors to use where needed in emergencies and during operations.
This is a vital service and they are always looking for new volunteers to donate blood.
They are looking for enthusiastic knitters to help raise awareness of blood donation for a donor recruitment campaign they’ll be running in February 2014. And they’re asking for people like us to knit blood drops of varying sizes to form part of the national campaign. Read more of “Knitting to save lives…”→
Life’s been far too busy lately so it’s taken me far too long to finish the gloves. Now the cold weather is here I’ve made the effort to finish them. They’re warm and snug and have nice long cuffs so the wrists stay warm too.
The pattern was JB058 from James Brett and the yarn is James Brett Woodlander Double Knitting.
Here in the UK we’re having an early October heatwave with temperatures up around 90°C. And I’ve just finished this hat ready for winter!
The pattern is a repeating group of 5 plain stitches and a simple 8 stitch cable separated by pairs of purl stitches.
My next project will be the gloves to go with it. The gloves have cables on the back of the hand over 4 stitches.
I really like the way it’s knitted up with the multi-colour yarn. And it’s 20% wool so it’s really warm.
I’m thinking of getting some more and making a winter sweater for the cold days that are bound to be coming.
I’m really excited about the new direction for the site and I’m planning on being much more involved on a day to day basis.
John (my husband and technical whizz) and I have spent the last few weeks moving the whole site onto a new platform. This gives me much more flexibility to add articles, patterns, videos and more, to help you with your knitting.