Now believe it or not, I actually have some knitting to show you. Rosedale is done! I love stripes in a big way - I know they really aren't very flattering, but hey, I still love them! This pattern has been brilliant. Clever, easy to follow and best of all free! The yarn - Noro Silk garden - is wonderful and the whole thing is so warm, it's just what I need on a day like like this.
Do not be fooled by the sunshine, I'm not sure if it's got much above freezing today.
Anyway, if any of you fancy a super-easy cardi, go for it. I love mine!
Now onto more serious stuff. Having watched the Comic Relief programme on TV last night, I realised just how near Red Nose Day 2009 is. I shall be buying my new nose from Sainsburys and whatever else I can find there to help this very worthy cause. I love Red Nose Day - do other countries have this? Bring on the silliness I say. The programme showed Billy Connolly streaking round Picadilly Circus one minute, then showed the horrors faced by people in Africa, all within the space of a few minutes. It did not belittle or patronise. It brought home the realisation that normal people born hundreds / thousands of miles away are suffering. People that could have been me, us.
Comic Relief do not just help people in Africa. They do wonderful work in Britain too.
Over at the Stash Basket, Bartholomew wanted to do his bit so I made him his very own Red Nose (in Posh Yarn cashmere of course - only the best for my little bunny!) It has left me wondering what else I can do. The Saint Dunstan's Blankets are coming along slowly so my charity 'work' is geared up towards that. I have decided to do a cake stall in school nearer the time (must check for permission first though!). But still feel I should be doing more...
What will you be doing? Any suggestions?