Friday, 17 February 2017
In a Perfect World
In my perfect world: -
Everybody has a roof over their heads and enough to eat;
Nobody is sad or angry;
There is no hatred and no greed;
Babies are born to caring, loving parents (and have at least one crochet / knitted blanket)
Children are safe and happy...
basically, everything is rainbows and cupcakes!
Unfortunately, in the sad state of chaos our world is in, people are sleeping on the streets, there is sadness and anger and violence. The greedy exploit the needy. Babies are born into abject poverty. Children are robbed of their innocence.
Can I change the world???
I try to be the change I want to see in the world.
Over the past few years I have been making "MAGIC BLANKETS" for charity. This is a great stash / scrapbuster. Because I use double strands of DK with a 8.00mm hook, they hook up in a jiffy!
My friend Kim Ryan from Australia has made many gorgeous Magic Blankets to be donated (I just love the little appliques she adds to each blanket - making it even more special!)
The past few weeks have been hot, humid and hectic! The three H's that make hooking anything complicated quite impossible!
I "magic knotted" shortish lengths of leftover yarn to make some "magic" OH SO EASY WASHCLOTHS.
I gave a few of my friends two "samples" each to test - to see how the knot held up with constant use - either as a cloth for bathing or showering OR as a cleaning cloth. The friends all enjoyed using them and after two weeks of regular use the cloths were still looking good.
I made the remainder of the cloths up as little gifts which could be put into the packs for new mommies at the provincial hospital. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper into 4.5cm x 24cm strips. Add a label and a FORK BOW and voila!
I washed the cloths, before adding the labels and bows - so I put each one into a little cellophane bag to keep it neat and clean.
I would love to see your charity makes - please share your photos on my ZOOTY OWL FACEBOOK PAGE