Why am I knitting woolen scarves in the springtime?

Charity scarves
Charity scarf

The weather is getting warmer, the Sun is shining, it's almost time to leave the jacket at home and go out in a t-shirt.


So why on Earth am I knitting heavy woolen scarves?


There are two reasons. First: they are for charity, and as I am way behind on my "knit 50 items for charity" resolution, I have to start somewhere, and I liked the idea of scarves.


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Hats, hats, hats - Part 1

Snapddragon Tam
Bulky hat

I've been making a lot of hats lately! I'd like to share them with you - here are the first two.


The first gorgeous tam is for my mother-in-law, who's had it a bit rough with her health and has had some of her hair removed recently. To cover and keep warm the bald spots she wished for some knitted hats. I decided to make a few for her to choose from - this is my first try.


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Reusing & using up yarn for warming scarves

Rustika scarves
Scrap scarf

Look at these pretty scarves! They're all made exclusively with reused yarn and scarps and half-balls from my stash.


Maybe you can recognize the purple yarn? I ripped my Hug shrug, which was finished in 2008 and after that was worn less than 10 times altogether. It's now been reworked into 1 1/2 scarves which I will be donating to the homeless people in Duisburg, a neighbour city where an active knitter has organised a collection for warm knits for the homeless this winter.


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Chubby Cat Hats

Chubby cat hats
Chubby cat hats
Chubby cat hats

I had a lot of bulky wool blend yarn at home, but nothing to knit with it. So I whipped up these Chubby Cat Hats to be donated to charity! Here's the pattern to them for you.


I offer this free hat knitting pattern for no fee for your own personal use - you may not sell this pattern or the hats you knit using it.


Please if you like this pattern do concider taking a look at the products I advertise here on my website and use my links for your Amazon & co purchases - it earns me a small fee to be able to cover the costs of running this blog!


Please contact me if you find any errors in this pattern.


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Another shawl for the animal shelter

Tierheim shawl 2

I love my local animal shelter for being able to use almost whatever I knit, including simple shawls, which they sell at the fundraising events and "open doors days". Very delicate, complicated shawls are not suitable, because due to the amount of work and material they require, they would cost too much for the audience generally visiting the events. Small shoulder shawls, made with less than one 100g ball of sock yarn, using a simple stitch pattern however is the perfect product - useful, beautiful even though simple, and more interesting to buy than a pair of socks for example!

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More Midsummer Night's Folly KAL Knits

KYH knits

Ok, I've cast on 26 things in June, all because I'm participating in the Finnish KAL I mentioned a few weeks ago, where you - starting from the 1st oh June - cast on something new every day until Midsummer, and you finish everything my the end of July. It's a challenge, but so much fun! Here's what I have ready (or almost done) by now (& since the last posting)


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