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Hello All who call in at my blog. It is a diary of the sort of things I have made in the past and things I am making now, mostly for Cat Protection and other charities, to sell to raise funds. My daughter gives me the 'raw' ingredients and I make the goodies.

Add to this a selection of knitted garments for friends and family and you can see that I fill many happy hours with my knitting, sewing and crocheting

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Knitting Fest

Hello All

Thank you for popping in to KSC

I have had a bit of a knitting spree this week though neither of the projects took very long to make.

This is a new waistcoat for MIL, Mollie. Over the past 30 years I have knitted her a lot of waistcoats as she always likES to wear one. I don't think she has ever thrown any of them away so now they are all too large and some are quite shabby looking. I thought she might like one that fitted so I made this simple one in just 2 days. The back is plain and the pattern on the front is really easy. Will take it for her next time we visit and hope it fits.

If you have ever visited anyone in a Care Home or hospital you will have noticed that packs of tissues are like phone cards are to prisoners. When Mollie used to be in hospital or the Care Home she would ask if we would bring packs of tissues every time we visited. It turned out that she donated them as Bingo prizes or gave them to fellow patients to make friends. With this in mind I have made some Tissue Sacks to take to a Care Home near to us as they could be used for the Christmas Fayre or for Bingo prizes. I have made some suitable for male and some female. They don't take long to make at all so if they go down ok I will make some more for other care homes as I still have mountains of wool to use. No two are the same as the wool varies in thickness and the knitter gets to carries away with a TV programme?

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Love Mollie's new waistcoat, and the tissue sacks are a great idea. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Mollie's new waistcoat look lovely and I'm sure will keep her nice and warm.
    Great idea with the Tissue Sacks, I'm sure they will be appreciated.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  3. Its a super idea with the tissue sacks, I'm sure they will be welcomed and muck appreciated at the care homes.
    Mollie's new waistcoat looks lovely, its a lovely pattern on the front. To be it looks intricate and not at all easy. You are a very talented knitter Chrissie.
    Yvonne xx

  4. Wow- you are a speed knitter Chrissie. The vest is beautiful. Hugs-Erika

  5. I haven't knitted in so long and all I remember is knit and purl. But YOU, my dear, are a genius, a fantastic knitter, and a very kind soul. Loved the prisoner/calling card line. I never thought that tissues could be that important. But you have saved a few people from needing them. You are a genuine blessing, dear Chrissie.