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    • mioliere
    • By mioliere 6th Jun 10, 12:02 PM
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    Knit Your Square to Give Your Share - PART 4
    • #1
    • 6th Jun 10, 12:02 PM
    Knit Your Square to Give Your Share - PART 4 6th Jun 10 at 12:02 PM
    Hi everyone

    Penelope Penguin has been in touch this morning and suggested that it's time for Part 4 because part 3 has grown and grown, thanks to you all for your hard work! She will add links to this thread so that we can carry on seamlessly.

    It's wonderful to think that we are now at the start of part 4! It's thanks to you all that this little idea, started just over two years ago, has become such a success!

    FOR ALL NEWBIES AND LURKERS - I have tried to post a link to a post but, for some reason, it hasn't worked. Until I have sorted it out, please look for post number 1885, which you will find on page 95 of this thread - it will tell you all about what we do! Do please join us!

    For all those who may have been lurking, please, please feel free to join us! You will receive the warmest of welcomes and I just know you will enjoy it here!


    Official MoneySavingExpert insert: 'Knit Your Square to Give Your Share' is a wonderful group that knits and crochets for charitable causes, both in the UK and overseas. They provide ideas, links to stockists, tutorials and other useful websites, encouragement to one another and, most importantly, handmade items that are distributed among deserving causes. For more information please see this post. Thanks to mioliere for starting Part 4 of what is, undoubtedly, a fantastic group.

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    Squares: 11, Animal blankets: 2
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  • sock-knitter
    morning all, just got back from taking both sons to see pysch waste of time imho.
    may, lovely to see you posting, hope you are as well as you can be
    elaine, jayden is gorgeous, give him a hug from me
    chalky, love the lapghans
    isom, hope they find out what is making your mum ill, and thats shes better soon, my thoughts and prayers are with you both
    hugs all
    shaz xxx
    loves to knit and crochet for others
    • chalky 75
    • By chalky 75 7th Jun 10, 2:21 PM
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    chalky 75
    Hello to everyone
    Been a little bit busy over the last few days as I am taking my Reiki Level Two Course--- Lots of work, studying and thinking!!

    Lovely to see some of our very good friends back we miss you when you are not popping in Pippa S -- Bet Grandson is growing sooo fast - What a lovely summer you are going to have !!

    Whilst on the thought of growing fast PSSO Well words fail me how handsome and absolutely gorgeous is Jayden

    SGT -- Lovely to see you posting!

    ISOM and Shalley lots of love to you both as you struggle with Mums !!

    May -- Lovely to see your posts- Hope energy stocks remain a little higher for you.

    Kathy-- Hope the sun is shining!

    Just lost one post as I went back a page to check previous posts and as I am in the middle of something with the sewing machine will just have to hope I havent missed anyone out

    Lappy number 13 -- Cool blues as it is so hot here

    Try and do a good deed every day.
    • k2tog
    • By k2tog 7th Jun 10, 4:18 PM
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    Another quick one - should be getting on with dinner.

    Those of you who are weak willed (like me ) or stash busting, close your eyes now...

    Readicut have got a pot luck offer on baby bamboo at the moment. 10.87 for 10x50g balls.

    Hope poorlies are getting better.
    Gorgeous lappy again Chalky
    He's beautiful Elaine!
    Kick butt ISOM
    Right, dinner.....
  • sock-knitter
    chalky, love all the lovely shades of blue in your lovely lapghan
    been into town this afternoon, as ds needed to see optician, while i was here, i popped into see my friend who has a wool stall on the inside market, and bought a pretty summer cardigan pattern for myself, and the sirdar calico to knit it with
    k2tog, i only had a quick look at my readicut magazine, and missed the baby bamboo, think i'll order 2 lots, as its so lovely to knit with
    shaz xxx
    loves to knit and crochet for others
  • In Search Of Me
    In haste as must go to bed...left mum at 5.30ish. At last they have confirmed that she has some kind of nasty bug..but dont know what it is yet - querie salmonella but they should know more tomorrow so I was able to leave safe in the knowledge that she will stay in overnight! Happy for her to come home as long as she has right meds! Bless her she really is feeling poorly...cant keep anything down, is on a drip and generally feeling quite frail which she hates. Its funny to see her become more and more like my much loved granny, which in some ways is a comfort as I know she has fighting spirit. Problem is that she is such a fighter and chirpy that they think she is ok but they dont know what she is like normally! Anyway, were going in the right direction at least...
    love the squares chalky!
    Not long until youre home again! Have hedgie wool waiting for you!
    Love the piccies psso! love the cheeky grin thats emerging! LI love it when their wee personalities start to emerge!
    k2g I did kick bottom...but tried to do it nicely!! Think mr young dr and I were friends by end of the night as we gave him a special treat - proof that mum does, indeed, have a very ikky tummy - well how could he resist?!! hehe!! Despite being a hard day we have had some laughs!! Last night she had to have a "rather delicate" examination and the doctor said "squeeze my finger" (meaning with the relavent, local, muscles!)...mum reaches back with her hand to try and reach her hand which was, shall we say, otherwise engaged!!! We all laughed, including doctor with hand in situ!!! Tickled me and prob will for weeks...
    On that note off to bed I go...have that horrible buzzy tiredness/beyond overtired feeling...yuck! sleep tight all and a special hug for poorlies..sorry that the me is bad may...does the weather affect it?
    Last edited by In Search Of Me; 07-06-2010 at 10:27 PM.
    Nerd no 109 Long haulers supporters DFW #1! Even in the darkest moments, love and hope are always possible.

  • PurpleTeddyBear
    Ooh, shiny new thread.....

    I have a confession--- SOMEHOW, I have managed to rescue 500g of Baby Bamboo and 500g of Sirdar Cotton stuff from the lovely people at Readicut. I know sometimes their pot luck stuff can be a bit iffy (I remember last year I ordered a Moonglow PL and received something completely and totally different), but for the price, how could I refuse??? And here I am trying to de-stash....seriously, if anyone is in search of anything, please let me know and will have a looksie for you. I NEED to get's taking over completely.

    I have been lurking...not felt like posting v much for no apparent reason, and I can't remember what the last post I did was about, so here's a big shiny new thread hug to each and everyone, and when I find my brains and my oomph (I am sure they must be in the same place), I will do a proper post.

    Have far too many UFO's to contemplate at the moment.,....must sort them, then I might feel as if I am getting somewhere. In amongst are a huge number of hedgies (at least 50), which will split their journey between Chalky when she's back and Lou for LH (though where they will fit with everything heaven only knows). I knwo there are some boobs too, and some cardigans...and some hats....and some teddys....the list goes on!

    Anyway, lovely to see you all, and lots of love all round...

    Dawn xx

    PS\ - did you know that a 4mm crochet hook bounces higher and flies through the air faster than a 5mm one?!?!? I discovered that fascinating fact over the weekend...... STILL can't get the one handed hooking thing! x
  • In Search Of Me
    ptb...did the wool jump into basket? I always think there should be a sign on woolshop doores/websites to cover basket in case of jumping wool...I now have 6 boxes of it but cant seem to match enough for a simple project...very strange!
    Maybe an x file?!!
    N ight night and good to have you back have been busy knitting (rather than those of us who have been busy posting lol)...ok must go to bed now or will keel over!! night...
    Nerd no 109 Long haulers supporters DFW #1! Even in the darkest moments, love and hope are always possible.

    • mioliere
    • By mioliere 8th Jun 10, 4:32 AM
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    Good morning all.

    PTB - good to have you posting. You've been busy with your needles, haven't you? As for the one-handed hooking thing, it will get better, I promise! What I really hate about crochet hooks is how easily they get mislaid, so much so that I will be buying spares of the ones I use the most when I next visit my favourite wool shop back in the UK!

    ISOM - not a very nice 'delicate' examination for your Mum but beautifully described! I think the picture will stay with me for weeks, too! Best of luck to her - she sounds like a lovely character!

    Sock-knitter - a friend with a wool store? What luxury! Sorry the boys' visit to the psych didn't seem worth the time - I hope things get better for all of you.

    Chalky - your Reiki course sounds interesting!

    Well, about four crochet trebles (stitches, not rows!) were accomplished last night before I conked out on the sofa - I hope for more hooky time today. DS2 Skyped last night and little Summer is toddling about all on her own now! She looks so cute because she's only nine months old and just doesn't look old enough to be walking yet! On the other hand, she is late getting her teeth and the first one is just about showing now. Strange how their progress can vary but just as well that, by the time they all start school, everything seems to be in place! She is still full of smiles, though. I will Skype DS1 later to congratulate DGS on the four wickets he took in the cricket match he proudly captained at the weekend - I had a very chuffed-sounding email from him about that, not that I understand what taking wickets means, but it's obviously very important! I also want to wish DGD1 good luck because the choir she's a member of is singing at an important venue. I just love hearing about the various things they do - they all seem to be so busy and, of course, learning all the time.

    House-wise, we are still waiting to book a date for the electrician - hopefully this week - to finish off all the electrics that DH has been installing (he can't do the final bit due to being colour-blind!). We need to get that done before we can get on with the plastering in the kitchen. He's doing other jobs in the meanwhile, like replacing a window in an upstairs room. The existing window is an odd size and, without ordering a custom-made one which would be expensive here, he's had to buy a standard one and alter the opening by raising the window sill - all very complicated so I'm glad he's doing it and not me!

    I bought some spray paint yesterday for re-painting the old chair I'm doing up - if it's dry and wind-free today, I shall do that out in the garden, which should be fun. I shall, of course, make sure that there are no cats in the vicinity at the time - being painted blue will not impress them very much!

    Anyway, off to put the kettle on again. I will try and get the update done today - I need to go back to Part three to start totalling up. I can't believe how many views this new thread has had since it started on Sunday. Please, you lurkers, do come and join us - you will love it here!


    Squares: 11, Animal blankets: 2
    • OrkneyStar
    • By OrkneyStar 8th Jun 10, 7:42 AM
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    Morning all,
    Thought I would join the thread again.
    Firstly how is everyone ?
    Secondly I cannot post totals any more as silly me only had them on laptop that will still be doing the odd charity thing, but won't be reporting totals (unless for a specific thing eg smoothie hats which I still have and can count!).
    • salome
    • By salome 8th Jun 10, 8:23 AM
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    What a lovely baby :-) awwwww.
    Hi May. Big hugs.
    Nice to have a nice new home to play in :-)
    Life has been very busy. The days just fly by at the moment lol.
    The little bolero is neadly done, now, just need to do the border for the last sleeve. It's very sweet.
    I feel a little annoyed,my 17yr old does some lovely knitting, and has been knitting for a mum at church. Recently, she made the baby a lovely cabled sleevless vest in two colours, it was lovely, and she came home the other day to say the mum's little girl had it on her doll and a lot of what she'd knitted was being used as dolls clothes. I felt that was a bit naughty really, because, especially in the case of the vest, she took a lot of care making that. I asked what had happened to the blanket I'd made and that's being used for the dolls as well, though she does use it for the baby sometimes !!!!! oh well, keeps you humble lol. I told my daughter not to knit for her unless she pays for the wool etc, then it's up to her if she wants to pay for her daughters dolls clothes lol :-)
    Anyway enough of my moans lol.
    Have a blessed and prosperous day. Hugs to all who need them ((((hugs)))) Love you all.

    A work in progress
    • dpixie
    • By dpixie 8th Jun 10, 8:37 AM
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    Morning all - its a bit grey and drizzly here - not my favorite type of day. also, i actually have to do some work today! and not house work at that. anyway, if i was silly enough to offer, i should not complain about someone taking up the offer!

    Salome - i did have a giggle about your post as MIL made a comment the other day about my crochet for charity. she thought the colours that i used were a bit bright, and did say that she would not mind another hand made pressie for me. when i told her that so many people do not appreciate hand made stuff (thats why i did not end up giving her some of the stuff that i made for her) she was a little disappointed. she suggested that i make her a wrap in a purple colour that i used for charity stuff. oh well, you cannot please everyone! i think you are right in suggesting that if your daughter knits anything else for the lady, she should supply the wool.

    isom - hope that your mum is okay after her "examination" - how funny, that did make me laugh this morning. thank you for that - but sorry that its at someone else's expense.

    oh well, its time for a coffee and to start doing things on "the list". i am going to have to find another person to take my boxes over to france as the chap that i wanted to use has just told me that he can't collect when i need the stuff collecting, he can only do it 2 weeks before when i will be in france! what a pain.

    have a lovely day everyone, thinking of you all

    1 oxfam jumper, 19 hexagon jumpers and 1 beanie!
  • sock-knitter
    morning all, just had a phone call from my friend with the wool stall,
    king cole kwikknit aran, has been discontinued, yesterday he had 8 balls in a lovely red colour, and i was disapointed as i need 10 for the pattern i bought, it was on sale too, this morn he rang to tell me, he had found another 2 balls in the same shade and dye lot, and will save them for me til fri
    ptb, i have lots of unfinished items too, that need to be completed, just love knitting andf hate the sewing lol, i got 2 packs of the baby bamboo, hope it comes
    kathy, your family sound so lovely, especially summer, i love them at that age, when they are learnign everything new
    os, glad you have decided to join us again, how are you?
    isom, glad you can still laugh, despite your mum being ill, hope they find the cause soon, then she can make a full recovery, my thoughts and prayers are with you again today
    my update for last week
    7 6" squares for mrs twins
    hope everybody has a lovely day, despite the weather, its throwing it down again
    hugs all
    shaz xxx
    loves to knit and crochet for others
  • In Search Of Me
    Morning all,
    Salome I would be v upset if that were me - some people just dont realise how long these things take do they
    dp pixie...dont worry mum has a sence of humor and we all had a giggle!
    Lovely to have you back orknet star and long may you stay
    Right must on...mum has a list all ready for me so need to find stuff, do a couple of chores and go there for 2! Will take the cardi with me today as got very little done yesterday!
    Nerd no 109 Long haulers supporters DFW #1! Even in the darkest moments, love and hope are always possible.

    • psso
    • By psso 8th Jun 10, 10:35 AM
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    YAWN - Morning all, and welcome to PSSO`s mini auction.

    Today I have on offer 1 gorgeous baby (according to his cyber aunties anyway)
    Little darling had his first jabs yesterday and his mummy came down at 4.30 to see if grandma would feed him and have him in her room for a while as he was very grizzly and grumpy. Duly fed and changed, tried giving him a dose of calpol to ease grizzles and aforesaid `little darling` promptly gagged and upchucked. Changed babygro and vest and tried again. Gagged again and upchucked all over grandma`s bed this time.
    Doesn`t bode well for future, does it ? (note to self give medicine before feeding)

    Went to put duvet cover etc in washing machine at 5am to discover kitchen had been used as a dog loo more joy, cleaning up mess at silly o`clock not my idea of fun.

    So, first offer of tuppence and old knife and you can have pukey babe and mucky dogs. Any takers ??????

    Would go and have a snooze but have to pick up the hooligan soon so will have a strong coffee instead, might manage forty winks later hopefully.

    Have a good day and I`ll see you later.

    Fully paid up member of S.A.B.L.E.
    Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy

    Charity knitting 2015
    • Pippa.S
    • By Pippa.S 8th Jun 10, 11:37 AM
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    Morning all

    Wet here today, but on the bright side the bed at the bottom of the garden that we dug all the stuff out of is getting a real good soaking, that saves my water bill a bit

    OH has rung the hospital and MIL has been transferred to Solihull Hospital for her op, she will be returned to Heartlands later today, they have told him to ring back at 2.00 pm

    Elaine - awwww what a gorgeous little Munchkin dont you just love them at that age, even if they do upchuck and stuff.
    chalky - Love the blue lappy. Yes DGS is shooting up runs me ragged when they come over, but I love every minute
    kathy - Summer sounds such a happy little soul, they all come along in their own little way dont they, DS2 was walking at 10 mths but still sounded like gobbldy-gook when he tried to talk, the only one who could understand him was DS1 who I had to ask to interpret every time he spoke O and thanks for the pattern link OH is printing it off for me as we speak.
    OrkneyS - glad you decided to come back, hope things are going well for you
    ISOM - you made me your Mum sounds lovely and despite all she has been through can still have a laugh at things ((hugs))x
    Salome - I sometimes wonder if non knitters realise how much time, effort and yes love goes into knitting for someone. Can we have a pic of the bolero when its done please, I for one would love to see it
    dpixie - hope you find someone else to move your boxes
    Sock knitter - ooo lucky you a friend with a wool shop
    PTB - O how kind of you to "rescue" all that wool....enjoy
    Shelley - thinking of you and your Mum

    Started on a preemie cardi last night for a change, I felt like doing something small so got the stash out and sorted some little balls of wool out that need using up, found enough to do at least 3, so I'll carry on doing them this week.

    Enjoy your days all
    • mioliere
    • By mioliere 8th Jun 10, 12:15 PM
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    Hi Elaine - oh, yes please, chucking up and all! Hope he gets over the grumps, poor little thing. I do sympathise with you, too! I well remember episodes like that!

    Pippa - they do all get to the same level eventually! My DS1 didn't walk until he was two years old but he talked really early (and hasn't stopped since - takes after his mother, according to my DH!) and he was reading the newspaper headlines at three. DS2 walked earlier but it was gobbledook for a while longer!

    Last edited by mioliere; 08-06-2010 at 12:17 PM.

    Squares: 11, Animal blankets: 2
  • In Search Of Me
    aww thanks lovely people! Just back from a fairly quick visit with mum..going to have a snooze as I feel quite tired and grumpy so will miss cute baby today psso if thats ok Will have a quiet eve and do some of my baby cardi...they take me so long! Mum and I had a laugh again as she had a huge blackhead that I was dying to its mine says she...on no let me have it says I!! I tried in the end but had to let her finish as she said it was sore...meanie!! shes had a scan today and looks like a gallstone so she has told them that she will NOT leave until its sorted. Clearly feeling better which was a relief as I didnt have the energy for being assertive today but managed it yesterday - they best watch out when were both on top form. If the worst comes to the worst I'll set my brother on them but I save him for an emergency!!
    Ok off to snooze before washing and then knitting!
    hugs all!
    Nerd no 109 Long haulers supporters DFW #1! Even in the darkest moments, love and hope are always possible.

    • mioliere
    • By mioliere 8th Jun 10, 5:07 PM
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    Great to hear from you, Orkney Star - please keep posting, we've missed you!

    ISOM - thank goodness they've found the gall stone; let's hope it's sorted out soon.

    I've been ironing today and it has taken ages - I really shouldn't leave it so long, but at least it's done now - well, until the next time!

    Will be having a quiet evening crocheting I think - don't have much energy today, probably the shock of all that ironing!


    Squares: 11, Animal blankets: 2
    • dpixie
    • By dpixie 8th Jun 10, 5:21 PM
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    Elaine - thanks but i am just out of pennies and old knives - if i was awake at that time i would be chucking up too!

    pippa - you are absolutely right about how much love goes into making all these things - it takes time, effort and love - thats why i mostly do charity stuff, they appreciate your efforts.

    isom - i was going to suggest that it might be a gallstone. my MIL has just had one removed. she was very ill before, and being the "pirhana" that she is known as, she diagnosed it and told the doctor what the problem was, the cause and then left him to sort it out. she lost a stone while she was waiting for them to deal with the stone - all she ate was bananas and porridge with (red) milk and raisins - not much of a diet, but she was happier not chucking up all the time. any time she had anything with any oil/fat in it she was ill. anyway, glad problem is diagnosed, now they just need to deal with it.

    have a lovely evening all, i am going to be working away on my laptop - wish i could be crocheting.

    1 oxfam jumper, 19 hexagon jumpers and 1 beanie!
    • shezmit
    • By shezmit 8th Jun 10, 7:26 PM
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    Thanks for your support over the last couple of weeks, i thought you might like to know more about what is happening with my mom and now she has told her story to the local papers

    Right i am off to knit some boobs x
    Knitting for premature babies and babies that are born to soon
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