I first wrote about charity jumpers here. (You can link to the pattern via that page too.) I had given a whole load of odds and ends of knitting wool to a knitting friend, and she has been faithfully knitting garments during this cool and wet “summer.” Today she sent me a pic of this week’s turnout of even more of the odds and ends. Amazing how many things can be made up with ingenuity.
I asked about the total turnout and was delighted (and amazed) to discover that my old bin-bag of wool and her efforts has resulted in around 30 jumpers, 5 scarves and hats and 2 cot-blankets or shawls. We were having a moan about the weather – like you do in Scotland – and she pointed out that normally she would have been gardening and doing things outside. This year, children overseas will benefit.
I have to confess that today has been a sleepy day; I don’t feel guilty at all – just more rested. Yesterday consisted of most of the day spent in the seaside town nearby, a visit with Son #3 and was followed up by Ballroom Dance Class in the evening. All those 1-2-3-4’s, de-da-da-da-da-da-da (have a guess) and cha cha cha’s exhausted my brain as well as my body.
I’ll tell you about the dragons another day.