This year’s charity for Sticks N Stitches is Touching Little Lives. I like to make something for the charity to “hand in” as mine and the boy’s admission to the game (along with the cost of the ticket). In mid January I cast on for two buntings. The buntings knit up quickly although they’re not the best KIP knitting since folks always ask what you’re making and I couldn’t come up with a good cover story. So I kept bringing the general mood down. Ahh well, whoever said all charity knitting is all sunshine and lollipops? I found the flannel for the lining at JoAnn’s and the lady at the cutting counter was quite familiar with the charity. It was nice to be able to talk about the impact this local charity has in our community. So without further ado, here are the pictures:
Description: Burial Buntings
Pattern: Knitted Burial Bunting by Nina Self from Touching Little Lives
Yarn used: .22 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby Solids & Marls Colorway Lemon (100% acrylic ) 140g / 455yds
Care Instructions: machine wash
Needle Size: US 8 (5.0mm)
Finished Size: One size.
Date Started: 1/14/2009
Date Completed: 1/25/2009
Notes: I used a smidgen of yellow flannel for the lining and a smidgen of 3/8″ ribbon.
PS – There’s still time for folks coming to Sticks N Stitches to whip one of these up. Next I will be casting on two preemie hats.