Sunday, 31 January 2010

Knitty Nora strikes again!

This time it's for charity though.
You may remember me talking in the past about my lovely friend Nicki from Switzerland, she makes cushions, quilts and anything else for a childrens charity here in the UK called Kid's Company. Well being the angel she is, Nicki has been on another mission alongside her other great work, and that is to "Wrap up a kiddie", or keep a kiddie warm this winter.
Many of the young kids that this charity helps, have little or no warm clothing, so they are after people who can knit or sew items for the kids......enter one new male knitter!!! :)
Although i am not as fast at knitting as many here, i now have a first batch to go out to Kids Company...

I've done 5 of the larger scarves that will be fine for the older ones there, and today i made two smaller ones for the toddlers. I will be getting these sent off tomorrow, and will start on some more this week, especially the scarves for the little ones.
I've really enjoyed making these, knowing they will be going to kids. I hate seeing my kids cold, any kids not wrapped up in fact, so these were a pleasure to make. Good practice for me too.

If anyone out there is interested in helping out with this, here is Nicki's website that tells you all about what she does, on there you will also find the wrap a kiddie page.
Thanks to Nicki for her ongoing inspiration, apparently there is 24 hours in a day, but i swear a certain person upstairs must have given Nicki many more in order for her to do all she does!


Nora said...

*LOL* Boy, your title sure caught my eye tonight, Calv! You've done a fabulous thing here, with your crafty contributions. I'm sure they'll be put to good use, keeping munchkins warm.
Big cyber-pat on the back, mate!

Calv said...

Lol i bet it did Nora! :)

Thanks for the kind words. I thought people may think i had nits lol.

Take care,


cardesque said...

Well done Calv they look really cosy and perfect for children.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Calv
Thank you so so much again.
You are truly inspirational - and VALIANT as well as we now know :-)
Lots of love and hugs
Nicki xxxxxxxx

maddy hill said...

fabulous scarfs calvin ! you really are getting the hang of scarf making !

Jackie said...

Great work Calv :)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Well done Calv, great job ;)
Anne xx

SharonL said...

Dear Calv,
Do you remember me from CraftsByCarolyn, Sharon from Bristol? I met with Nicki last weekend and along with all our wonderful talks Nicki mentioned you starting to knit for the kids to have a scarf. Calv, you really are an inspiration and I think you are doing a super job. Well done you! Hoping you and Maddy are very, very well, along with the children also. Best wishes to you both. x