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Limey
08-01-2008, 07:29 AM
To Alicia


Dear Madam

I write in connection re: your personal communication regarding the expression "Old Fruit".

As is the way with people of advancing years and diminishing faculties, the lady!? who engages my services is prone to re-visiting books she read and enjoyed in her younger days.

These titles include works by Messrs. Wodehouse, Jerome K. Jerome and Thurber.

The author or shall we say, perpetrator, of the unfortunate expression to which you refer is no other than Mr. P.G. Wodehouse, who had a penchant for giving friends the following outlandish appendages: Old Stick, Old Thing, Old Gumboil and other, by now, rather archaic expressions.

I have been asked to supply you with the following information or 'link', which I believe is the correct term - for gaining access and thereby witnessing examples of the aforesaid author's work, as admirably acted by Messrs. Fry and Laurie.

I hope this will clear up any confusion regarding this hrum - cough - rather unfortunate, not to say, eccentric turn of phrase.

Respectfully Yours

'er 'oo Does

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eZUAxwpMJv8&feature=related

bajanKnit
08-01-2008, 09:32 AM
My Dearest Ellie

:rofl: :chair: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: : :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :rofl: :chair: :rofl: :chair: :rofl:

Limey
08-01-2008, 12:36 PM
Dear Madam

Having viewed your reaction to my latest communication, I shall convey your response to the appropriate quarter.

I am led to believe that in today's modern parlance I should offer Best Wishes for a "Good Weekend" - whatever that may constitute.

Again, Respectfully Yours

'er 'oo Does

bajanKnit
08-03-2008, 08:54 AM
1 more

ritaw
08-03-2008, 10:44 AM
Very pretty Alicia :)

Limey
08-04-2008, 07:37 AM
Hi Folks

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Hmm - Ever had the feeling that someone wants to tell you something?

I had a look back through the last few threads and there was definitely something ringing bells:??:???:

knitting small objects :whistle:...... ok but feeling sick ......

Yes, well, hum .... Definitely something occurring here, so I asked a certain person a rather personal question about her leaving cryptic messages ..... and when I got her reply, I was skipping daisies and yippee yahooing all over the place! :woot::happydance::woohoo::)

It seems that our Scouse Spinner is expecting a little bundle of joy in the New Year!!!!!!! :yay::cheering::cheering::woot::woot::happydance:: happydance::happydance::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::): ):):):waving::waving::waving::waving:

Now, as if that weren't enough, what do you reckon to this for sheer dedication? Our Jen writes that she's been feeling a bit green around the gills, so her knitting has gone down the pan.

Does that mean she abandoned the knitting? - No, it does not - she takes the knitting to the bathroom with her!!!!!!!

It must be a terrible thing to see your knitting going down the pan:sad::verysad::sad::verysad:, so I have cautioned against knitting scarves, as plumbers cost a fortune for a call-out and I think she's much better knitting small objects (much less likely to cause a blockage).

Anyway, my chuffment knows no bounds - tickled pink (or maybe blue) but MANY CONGRATULATIONS, JEN:muah::muah::hug::hug:

ALL BEST WISHES

Ellie XXXXX

Limey
08-04-2008, 07:44 AM
Hi Alicia

Many thanks for knitting that lovely hat - I adore that colour, very sunshiney :sun: and cheerful. I just love warm colours.

All the Best

Ellie

Limey
08-04-2008, 08:01 AM
Message from Julie:

She's got men in the rafters - I mean, blokes working on the roof and they're having to take the satellite dish down :verysad::sad: so no computer.

It could be down for as long as a fortnight but I wouldn't like to be in their shoes if she catches 'em skyving or 'bunking' off, as she would term it :tap: :!!!: :!!!:


Ellie

Limey
08-07-2008, 02:52 PM
This is the Dolly Mixtures one - it should have brighter colours in it, like these

http://www.rsc.org/images/dolly%20mixture-200_tcm18-33568.jpg


or these

http://www.thesweetshopaxminster.com/images/Dolly%20Mixture.jpg

but somehow I thought I'd stick with the paler colours - hope I'm not blowing anyone's diet here :whistle:

DQ
08-07-2008, 04:38 PM
:biting: Oh yum...do you think it's too late to send hubby to the shop...? :think:

Lovely hat too :yay:

Limey
08-08-2008, 05:46 AM
:biting: Oh yum...do you think it's too late to send hubby to the shop...? :think:

Lovely hat too :yay:


Hiya Jen

How are you feeling? Bit better, I hope.

I've heard of some daft questions but that one takes the biscuit!!!:roll:

Hasn't your Mum told you that it's never too late to send the hubby anywhere ...... especially the shop ...... and double especially for goodies? :rofl:

It's much better these days for mums-to-be because of 24-hour shopping - there shouldn't be any problem at all now if you get the 3am Munchies.

In my day, we used to pack hubbies off with a sleeping bag and a thermos so they'd be there first thing when the corner shop opened - a girl cannot do without her celery dipped in sherbet. (DON'T ask! :eyes: :shock:)

Thanks very much for your kind comment about the hat.

Best Wishes

Ell

momwolf
08-08-2008, 06:03 AM
Jen
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_2_126.gif Congratulations :woohoo:

Ellie
Delicious hat:woot:

bajanKnit
08-08-2008, 07:22 AM
Hiya Ellie
Your hat looks scrumptous!

Congrats Jen!!

Limey
08-08-2008, 04:17 PM
Hiya Folks

If anyone's wondering if Julie has cadged the use of someone else's computer, she hasn't - come on, that would be just too boring and easy:neutral:

Nope, she realised (after about 10 minutes), that there was no way she could do without her dish. :verysad::pout::cry:

Anyway, she had a brilliant :figureditout: - and got busy :knitting:an enormously strong and long i-cord, which is now anchoring said satellite dish to rafters :cheering: :happydance:.

The doctors tell me she'll be ok - nothing more than a broken leg (or two). Dunno how she managed that because she fell on her head, so no big time damage done.

Main thing is she can still knit and type. :wink: :thumbsup:

Best Wishes for a great weekend.

Ellie

momwolf
08-08-2008, 07:21 PM
Ellie
As always you crack me up.Actually I said to my hubby, get out there and fix that http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/552.gifor I'm http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/7/7_6_6v.gif How in the world do you expect Ellie to get on without me http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_215.gif .So of course the brilliant man that he is he fixed ithttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_33.gif

Limey
08-09-2008, 03:10 AM
Hi Julie
"So of course the brilliant man that he is he fixed ithttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_33.gif"


I'm sure Gregg was able to fix the dish .... only problem is though, when are you planning on telling him he can get down from the roof?
:help: :teehee:

See what I mean, Jen? - It is possible to send hubbies anywhere! :thumbsup:

All the Best and many thanks folks for your kind comments on the Dolly Mixture.

Ellie

momwolf
08-09-2008, 04:42 AM
Oh my god,that's where he's been for the last few days.:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: Guess I better go get the ladder and let him done.:teehee:

Limey
08-09-2008, 01:26 PM
Oh my god,that's where he's been for the last few days.:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: Guess I better go get the ladder and let him done.:teehee:



:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: Daft Bat! - Thinking about it though, it's very easy to forget where you left them.

I do it all the time! Especially in B&Q (large chain of hardware shops - ouch! sorry).

Ellie

momwolf
08-09-2008, 04:37 PM
Gregg lost 10 pounds from being left on the roof :doh: Guess that's a new diet fad I could start :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: Says he's going up there evey weekend, says it's really quiet up there :yadda: What do ya think he means by that:nails:

DQ
08-11-2008, 06:08 AM
Just a quick hello. Feeling very very queasy...already been sick this morning :pout:

Limey
08-11-2008, 06:25 AM
Gregg lost 10 pounds from being left on the roof :doh: Guess that's a new diet fad I could start :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: Says he's going up there evey weekend, says it's really quiet up there :yadda: What do ya think he means by that:nails:


Hiya Julie

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::chair::chair::chair::chai r::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

Oh Dear - just can't imagine what he's on about at all. I mean, it's not as if you're noisy or talkative - quite the shrinking violet, in fact.

Cunning stunt though, must try it myself but on second thoughts, nah, maybe not - I'd only get Mrs Bucket next door :poke:wanting me to dust her roof!

Best Wishes

Ellie

Hi Jen

Wow - I'm really sorry - that sounds like you're still suffering quite a bit; I do hope you start feeling better very soon.:hug:Please let me know how you're getting on.

All Best Wishes

Ellie

momwolf
08-11-2008, 07:01 AM
Jen sorry to here you are having morning sickness http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_2_5v.gif
Feel better soon:hug:

Ellie,You on a roof would not be goodhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_4_100.gif

ritaw
08-15-2008, 12:24 PM
Hi Everyone . Hope all is well . Congratulations Jen :hug:
Two more for the good cause !!!!

Nobones
08-15-2008, 01:03 PM
Rita it's lovely to see that hat finished. It's no wonder you've made so many with your speedy way of knitting.

I finished the hat I started with you, then made another one. It was nice to finish a project so quickly. Hope you like them, they are very plain but they will do for my first attempt at baby knitting.

ritaw
08-15-2008, 01:21 PM
Hi Ellie :) They look Great and i love the colours you have chosen .
The little babies who recieve them will be lovely and warm !!
Welcome to the thread hun :)
Glad you liked the hats . I just loved all the different colours .

Limey
08-16-2008, 07:05 AM
Hmm -"Curiouser and curiouser." said Limey.

I've just updated the top of the thread with the latest from Save the Children, who are desperately seeking more knitters.

Link here with latest info. and more adorable photos.

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5072_5584.htm


So far, 300,000 hats have been knitted by 25,000 knitters - only half the total of knitters that Save the Children want to become involved; so if you could please, bend a couple of ears about the appeal - the hats are such small items that even people who confuse needles with chopsticks could knock one out in a short space of time.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO IS TAKING PART - ALL THE HATS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE ARE ABSOLUTELY LOVELY

If you can spare a minute, have a look at the hat gallery - I keep having a peep to see if any of ours are there.

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5417.htm

I love the little motif that Mary, from Essex, knitted.



Best Wishes

Ellie

Limey
08-17-2008, 02:25 AM
Jen sorry to here you are having morning sickness http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_2_5v.gif
Feel better soon:hug:

Ellie,You on a roof would not be goodhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_4_100.gif

Hiya Julie

All depends on whose roof it is, baby! ;)

Cherryblossom
08-17-2008, 10:27 AM
"The hats can be knitted in any colour you like, except white "

Could someone help with a question? I have white yarn with flecks of blue and green in it, would this be okay or should I leave it? I have a few odd balls of sport weight mooching around doing nothing so thought I'd join in. Wanted to check about the colour first, don't want to get it wrong.

Hopefully I'll be able to knit some up quick, do I have to use the pattern on the site or will any newborn hat do?

Looking forward to joining in the fun, assuming I get it that is.

ritaw
08-17-2008, 12:32 PM
"The hats can be knitted in any colour you like, except white "

Could someone help with a question? I have white yarn with flecks of blue and green in it, would this be okay or should I leave it? I have a few odd balls of sport weight mooching around doing nothing so thought I'd join in. Wanted to check about the colour first, don't want to get it wrong.

Hopefully I'll be able to knit some up quick, do I have to use the pattern on the site or will any newborn hat do?

Looking forward to joining in the fun, assuming I get it that is.

Hi CherryBlossom ,
The speckled yarn is fine to use . It is only all white that is not needed.
You can also use any newborn pattern you like . You are not limited to using the pattern on the website .

As you can see by all the different hats that everyone has made here. Feel free to express yourself :)
Welcome to the thread :hug:

Limey
08-17-2008, 01:36 PM
"The hats can be knitted in any colour you like, except white "

Could someone help with a question? I have white yarn with flecks of blue and green in it, would this be okay or should I leave it? I have a few odd balls of sport weight mooching around doing nothing so thought I'd join in. Wanted to check about the colour first, don't want to get it wrong.

Hopefully I'll be able to knit some up quick, do I have to use the pattern on the site or will any newborn hat do?

Looking forward to joining in the fun, assuming I get it that is.

Hiya

Thank you very much for wanting to join the campaign - every little hat counts!

There's just a couple of things I'd liketo point out, if that's ok.

Have you seen the flecked yarn knitted up into something or have you seen it as a skein or ball? I'm just concerned that when it's knitted up that the overall colour might be a bit too predominently white, depending on the size of the fleck.

To get round this, you might like to knit the hat brim in a contrasting colour, then knit the body of the hat with the flecked yarn and finish off the top of the hat with about 6 or 8 rounds of the same yarn you used for the brim.

It doesn't matter which pattern you choose to make the hat - the pattern published by the charity was for British beginners - I think most people starting off knitting over here go for the two straight sticks, rather than circular needles and knitting in-the-round.

The campaign is aimed at UK politicians and the hats, as well as providing essential warmth to newborns, are being used as a form of petition to the Prime Minister and government. Each little hat or batch of hats has a tag attached, giving the donor's name and UK address and telling politicians why they should get their act together and try to alleviate child poverty.

If you would like to post your hat directly to Save the Children in London, that's fine but if you would like to put your name to the petition by printing out and completing the tag, then please just send me a PM and I'll be happy to give you more details and info.

Many thanks again for wanting to contribute.

All Best Wishes

Ellie

momwolf
08-17-2008, 02:03 PM
Nice hats Rita and Bones:cheering:

Welcome Cherryblossom :woohoo:We need all the help we can get:teehee:

Ellie just stay off the roof no matter what:eyes:

ritaw
08-17-2008, 02:56 PM
Thanks Julie :) You have been pretty quiet lately , I hope all is well :)

momwolf
08-17-2008, 03:23 PM
Rita,Just been knitting different hats for different charities .
I am knitting the pieces for Austin Bear now:teehee:

This last hate I knit from the yarn next to it.Never changed color that's just how it turned out:roflhard:

Ellie ,Here's another hat for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Limey
08-17-2008, 06:33 PM
"This last hat I knit from the yarn next to it.Never changed color that's just how it turned out:roflhard:

Ellie ,Here's another hat for you!!!!!!!!!!!!" said Julie.



Very kind of you, I'm sure, my old spud .... but please stop knitting when the moon's full, you know what effect that has on your yarn :oops:.... :oo: ...... 'that's just how it turned out' - yeah, right!

ritaw
08-18-2008, 01:43 AM
Rita,Just been knitting different hats for different charities .
I am knitting the pieces for Austin Bear now:teehee:

This last hate I knit from the yarn next to it.Never changed color that's just how it turned out:roflhard:

Ellie ,Here's another hat for you!!!!!!!!!!!!
That hat looks beautiful Julie . It is lovely yarn and it is a great bonus that it knits up with a pattern of its own lol .
I am also going to knit Austin bear but my printer has broken down . so i will have to wait to get a copy printed .
I have finished another hat , will post later . It is way to early to think of anything technical at this time of the morning lol . 6:45am :hug:

Limey
08-18-2008, 04:23 AM
Hi Folks

I've put a link at the top of the thread about an article in the Sun a few days ago - still using 'Gran' and 'Knitting' for the intro.:roll:

Oh well, can't be too picky if it gets more people interested in making hats. :knitting::knitting::guyknitting::guyknitting:

The link's here as well

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/article1544963.ece

All Best Wishes

Ellie

DQ
08-18-2008, 06:42 AM
Hi Folks

I've put a link at the top of the thread about an article in the Sun a few days ago - still using 'Gran' and 'Knitting' for the intro.:roll:

Oh well, can't be too picky if it gets more people interested in making hats. :knitting::knitting::guyknitting::guyknitting:

The link's here as well

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/article1544963.ece

All Best Wishes

Ellie

Where are they getting this 50p 'wool' from? :??

DQ
08-18-2008, 06:43 AM
Hi Everyone . Hope all is well . Congratulations Jen :hug:


Thanks :hug:



Love all the new hats :mrgreen:

ritaw
08-18-2008, 08:28 AM
Just thought i would share !
Luke , my 7yr old decided to have a go at knitting . Have a look at this masterpiece lol :rofl:
I am a very proud mummy :cheering:

Said masterpiece is now in daddy's wallet lol

momwolf
08-18-2008, 08:33 AM
How cute is that:cheering: Better hide your stash from Luke :roflhard: He did a marvelous job:cheering:

ritaw
08-18-2008, 08:41 AM
LOL Julie . I am not kidding when i say this . But he has been through all my stash and has even requested that i take him to the yarn store lol :)

momwolf
08-18-2008, 08:54 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_2_13.gif Now you're in trouble,better get your own sheephttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/26/26_11_9.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_6.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_6.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_6.gif

Limey
08-18-2008, 08:54 AM
Jen wrote
"Where are they getting this 50p 'wool' from? :??"
*************************
Probably from the editor's imagination!!! :teehee: but if you do come across any in the 'pool, would you give us a shout?

Glad to know you're feeling a little bit better.

Best Wishes

Ellie

ritaw
08-18-2008, 09:43 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_2_13.gif Now you're in trouble,better get your own sheephttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/26/26_11_9.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_6.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_6.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_6.gif

You may laugh Julie ! This could be a real problem on my supplies . I will seriously have to think of getting my own sheep Like you suggested lol :rofl:

Nobones
08-18-2008, 10:16 AM
Where are they getting this 50p 'wool' from? :??


Jen they have a 50p wool basket at my LYS, it's made up of discontinued colour ways and makes. I've just stocked up for my Step-mum's birthday. It's no good if you want to do a big project as there is only ever about 3 balls in the same colour but for the little things my step-mum likes to knit it's perfect. I got a ball of 'Alpaca' yarn in red for 50p for myself.


Careful now Rita, if Luke starts knitting as fast as you your really are going to be a major fire hazard! He's done a great job. Tell him Mike wants a scarf for Christmas!

ritaw
08-18-2008, 11:38 AM
Thanks Nobones . Not too sure about a scarf lol He is back to doing boys stuff today lol :muah:
Here is the dress i finished . It is made of the same yarn that Nobones gave me when she came to visit . I did a hat in it earler in the thread. I just love seed stitch:)

Ben10
08-18-2008, 11:46 AM
Hi ,

The hats are lovely . Ritaw -the dress is very cute .
I have made a few hats for save the children and i was really pleased to see this thread .
I would love to join if that is ok?

Ben10

ritaw
08-18-2008, 11:49 AM
Hi ,

The hats are lovely . Ritaw -the dress is very cute .
I have made a few hats for save the children and i was really pleased to see this thread .
I would love to join if that is ok?

Ben10

Hi Ben10

Welcome to the group:cheering: . You do not have to ask just knit away .
Thanks for your comment about the dress . Glad you like it :)

ritaw
08-18-2008, 12:14 PM
2 more yipppeeeeeee:hug:
I actually got some yarn from Newport when i was there last week for 50p. To be honest that is the first time i have managed to get 100gm balls for that kind of money and the yarn was lovely . I think i may make a baby blanket with it.:)

Nobones
08-18-2008, 12:26 PM
:waving: Hello Ben!



I just love seed stitch:)

I Still can't do that. I think it's because you have to concentrate on it! I want something really simple at the moment, hence the hats. I like the fact they finish in jut a couple of hours rather than the normal months for me!

The yarn is nice though, might get myself some. I'm using the lilac you gave me when you were down.

Maybe you can get Luke to make a hat? He's got 'til October?! :teehee:

Love
The rights artist xx

ritaw
08-18-2008, 12:37 PM
[quote=Nobones;1142662

I Still can't do that. I think it's because you have to concentrate on it! I want something really simple at the moment, hence the hats. I like the fact they finish in jut a couple of hours rather than the normal months for me!

The yarn is nice though, might get myself some. I'm using the lilac you gave me when you were down.

Maybe you can get Luke to make a hat? He's got 'til October?! :teehee:

Love
The rights artist xx[/quote]

Poor Lukey , I think he is all knitted out lol . I did say to him that i could cast on 60 stitches and he could make a hat and he said " How many stitches " with a great big sigh after lol .
I will give it another go . I think if he did one for save the children that would be great .

Limey
08-18-2008, 01:24 PM
Hi ,

The hats are lovely . Ritaw -the dress is very cute .
I have made a few hats for save the children and i was really pleased to see this thread .
I would love to join if that is ok?

Ben10

Hi Ben

Many thanks for wanting to contribute to the campaign.

A lady (I think!?) called Cherryblossom was enquiring about joining yesterday (could you just scroll back a page or so to view the reply I wrote) - if you are non-resident in the UK, could you please send me a PM, so that I can give you further info. about sending the hats over here.

If you are under the age of 18 in the UK could you please state your date of birth on the name tag. Link here.

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/docs/knit-kit.pdf

Many thanks again

Best Wishes

Ellie

Cherryblossom
08-18-2008, 01:29 PM
"if you are non-resident in the UK, could you please send me a PM, so that I can give you further info. about sending the hats over here."


Can't I send them to the address on the website then?

Cherryblossom
08-18-2008, 01:32 PM
"If you are under the age of 18 in the UK or under 21 in US - could you please get parental permission first before posting here. "

Jezze louise I wish!!!:rofl:

Limey
08-18-2008, 02:25 PM
"if you are non-resident in the UK, could you please send me a PM, so that I can give you further info. about sending the hats over here."


Can't I send them to the address on the website then?

Hi Cherryblossom

Yes, you can send them to Save the Children direct in London, as I mentioned in the reply yesterday.

I'll send you a PM with more info.

Thanks again

Ellie

LaraCraft
08-18-2008, 03:21 PM
Hello everyone, my name is Lara Craft (well, perhaps not really!) and I've joined here specificaly to help out with this great project. I saw the original piece on TV, and was then directed here by a friend who'd heard of this forum. I've not been knitting for very long, and no one I know is really into knitted items, so I tend to knit for charities etc as they are the only ones who want my work!

I've got a hat on the go for this great cause now, and will post a picture when it's done. Details of where to send it would be handy?

ritaw
08-18-2008, 03:41 PM
Hello everyone, my name is Lara Craft (well, perhaps not really!) and I've joined here specificaly to help out with this great project. I saw the original piece on TV, and was then directed here by a friend who'd heard of this forum. I've not been knitting for very long, and no one I know is really into knitted items, so I tend to knit for charities etc as they are the only ones who want my work!

I've got a hat on the go for this great cause now, and will post a picture when it's done. Details of where to send it would be handy?
Hi Laracraft :) Welcome to the thread .
I am sure your work is lovely . If you go to the first page of this thread , The address and details are at the begining .

ritaw
08-18-2008, 03:47 PM
"If you are under the age of 18 in the UK or under 21 in US - could you please get parental permission first before posting here. "

Luke is only 7 and will be making a hat for this cause . It may take him a week or so to finish . I will post progress pics . :)
There is no age limit for registering or posting on this forum . If anyone is unclear about this then check with a moderator.

LaraCraft
08-18-2008, 04:04 PM
I am sure your work is lovely . If you go to the first page of this thread , The address and details are at the begining .

Thanks Ritaw! That'll teach me to jump straight in here at the end of the thread!

Limey
08-18-2008, 05:10 PM
Hi ,

The hats are lovely . Ritaw -the dress is very cute .
I have made a few hats for save the children and i was really pleased to see this thread .
I would love to join if that is ok?

Ben10

ritaw
08-18-2008, 05:21 PM
Thanks Ritaw! That'll teach me to jump straight in here at the end of the thread!

You are welcome Laracraft :)

Nobones
08-19-2008, 05:33 AM
"If you are under the age of 18 in the UK or under 21 in US - could you please get parental permission first before posting here. "

Jezze louise I wish!!!:rofl:

You can be any age to knit the hats, the lady I spoke to at STC said it didn't matter if you were 1 or 101, you could knit a hat. You don't actually need permission if your under 18 (21 US).

Imagine though if we had to get hubby's permission before we knitted! :roflhard:

Ben10
08-19-2008, 07:45 AM
I am not resident in either the Uk or USA. But i am on a long vacation . I have already sent hats to the campaign and i am sure they were greatly recieved.

I did not put a tag on mine as i know that it will do no good unless you are a resident in the Uk .

As long as the children get the hats to keep them warm then that is all that matters to me.

I am in process of finishing of another one and i will post a picture when i do .

Limey- I am over 10 i can assure you :rofl:. You quoted my last post but youdid not seem to write anything . did you forget!

Limey
08-19-2008, 08:52 AM
Hi Ben

Nice to hear from you again - no, sorry I didn't forget to write to you, it was just that someone on here got hold of the wrong end of the stick .... assumed I was referring to someone else and I wasn't ... I was referring to you.

As your new to the Forum, I wasn't sure when you put 10 next to your name if that was your age or not. I was just trying to point out about age limits, hoping you would come on here again, rather than my sending you a PM, asking if you were 10?

I hope that clears things up for you and I want to say "Thank You So Much" for contributing to the campaign - every hat matters and I'll look forward to seeing your photos.

While there has been some kerfuffle on here about ages and what have you, I've put on the previous page that if you are under 21 and resident in the UK, please remember to write your date of birth on the purple tag when you mail off your hat(s).

It's not whether you've got some child protege on your hands, knitting cables while you're changing it's nappy - it's whether you're old enough to vote or not.

Hope that clears things up.

Best Wishes

Ellie

Nobones
08-19-2008, 09:16 AM
While there has been some kerfuffle on here about ages and what have you, I've put on the previous page that if you are under 21 and resident in the UK, please remember to write your date of birth on the purple tag when you mail off your hat(s).


You don't actually have to put a tag on your hats if you don't want to. The lady at the STC said the hat's were the most important thing.

So again to clear up confusion there is actually NO age limit.

LaraCraft
08-19-2008, 09:20 AM
Ah, right, I was just starting to get confused there, so thanks for clearing that up Nobones.

Limey
08-19-2008, 10:21 AM
Ah, right, I was just starting to get confused there, so thanks for clearing that up Nobones.


Hi Lara,

Welcome aboard the Mad Hatters thread, where all contributions are greatly appreciated.

I don't want to muddy the water again but the information you've been given isn't quite correct.

I've just copied the text below from the latest Save the Children page

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5072_5584.htm


"Finally, it looks like Knit One, Save One will have a page (or maybe even two) dedicated to it in The Sun on Tuesday 12 August. Look out for the article and make sure you show it to all your friends and family.
There are three really important things to remember about the 'Knit One, Save One' campaign:

Please only send hats - not jumpers, booties or any other knitted items. If you have already sent in non-hats then we will do our best to use them but please don't send in any more.
Make sure you complete your hat label to Prime Minster Gordon Brown and attach it to your hat before sending it to us.
Remember that the campaign ends on 21 October 2008 so don't send any more hats after that date. Most importantly, remember that your hat can help us save a life. Your voice can help us save millions."

The whole idea of the campaign is, of course, to provide hats to needy children but the labels are also serving as a form of petition to the Prime Minister and UK government to raise their awareness of child poverty and take action as soon as possible to alleviate it.

Nobody has to fill out the label but I'm sure Save the Children would not have gone to all the trouble of encouraging people to add their names to the list of donors if it was irrelevant.

It's entirely up to you whether you would like to complete the form but I thought it might be nice for you to see the hat gallery and the comments people have made - makes interesting reading.

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5417.htm

Welcome again.

All Best Wishes

Ellie

LaraCraft
08-19-2008, 11:22 AM
Seems to me that STC are saying that it's not mandatory to fill in the label, and that there's no age limit, so the info I've been given is spot on isn't it?

Nobones
08-19-2008, 12:06 PM
Dear Ellie,

Thank you for calling me today about the age consent query on our Knit One Save One campaign. Please see the paragraph below which you can use to promote our campaign.

Save the Children's Knit One, Save One campaign is open to knitters of all ages. We have already received hats from knitters as young as 7 (and as old as 102!). In fact, as a child-focussed charity, Save the Children invests heavily in encouraging young people to campaign and fundraise for their counterparts overseas, and thus create the next generation of people dedicated to saving children' lives. Please get your children and grandchildren involved in this campaign aimed at the whole family.

Thanks so much to you for getting involved.

Kind regards

Ellie

Ellie Mcleod
Customer Service Adviser
Supporter Innovation and Development
Save the Children, 1 St John's Lane, London EC1M 4AR



So you don't have to just take my word for it I copied and pasted the email I had from lady I talked to this morning.

bajanKnit
08-19-2008, 12:22 PM
What the heck is going on here?????????????????????????????????

It seems that alot of time is being wasted with all this verbal dialog when we could be knitting hat. I probably will be blacklisted for saying this but I don't care. this forum use to be so fun and light haerted I totally enjoyed myself on here but now I just don't even bother to post anymore so I will just knit my hats and post them on Save the children. I hope evryone has a good day.

Alicia
:waah: :waah:

Jan in CA
08-19-2008, 12:40 PM
I am unlocking this thread and posting this info. If you have any questions PM a moderator. Please, lets get back to knitting! :hug:


There is NO age limit for this charity. Anyone can knit for it.
The administration has set up registration to deal with age. If any member has a concern please PM a moderator. Do not post about it in the forum.
If anyone has a personal issue with another member please take it to email or PM.
If anyone has a problem with another member that affects the forum please PM and moderator.

Limey
08-26-2008, 12:41 PM
Hi

I knitted this little hat and then noticed something about how the two rows of pale cream stood out between the top mauve and blue colours and how it had blended in between the pink and green - Hmm - one to remember next time I do any mosaic knitting.

Anyway, I got to thinking about colour in general and realised that, as knitters, we probably place more importance and spend more time than average looking at and choosing colours - which is just as well, because this is the second summer in a row that the UK has had skies the colour of either soggy steamed rice or pencil grey.

(I knew there was something not right - very odd, in fact - because the stuff I've planted in the garden has not only survived, it has actually grown.

The two little flowers in the photo are proof that I haven't succeeded this year in drowning them, parching them, given them a funny look or just walked by. Nothing I've done, either intentionally or unintentionally, has had the slightest effect on them. Most peculiar!)

There's a link below to colour meaning, symbolism, personality, plus other assorted tosh but it might give you a break from the relentless grey and maybe some idea of which colour to paint the living room.

http://www.squidoo.com/colorexpert

All the Best
Ellie

momwolf
08-26-2008, 03:52 PM
Cute hat Ellie:hug: Love the yarn the way it changes colors:woohoo:

Limey
08-27-2008, 01:23 PM
Hi

This little hat is still a bit of a work-in-progress. I wondered if I could knit something like a sun hat with a little A-line brim to keep the glare of the sun out of the baby's eyes.

The hat can either be a rolled brim, for extra warmth, or it can be unrolled and opened out a bit. Next time, I'll make the brim a little bit deeper and see how I get on.

Third pic is close-up of stitch pattern - it's Shadow Stripes, one of my favourites :).

Best Wishes

Ellie

momwolf
08-27-2008, 02:08 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhh Ellie that is darling:woohoo:

momwolf
08-27-2008, 02:16 PM
Forgot here's a hat for you.made out of baby yarn called Oh My it is super soft:cheering:

Limey
09-03-2008, 05:01 AM
Latest info. from Save the Children

The hat appeal has now reached a staggering 350,000 – 50,000 up on August’s total.

One thing about Save the Children is they don’t hang around, - 20,000 hats have been sent to victims of the recent floods in India.

The 2,000 sent in July to Kenya have now reached their destination and a ‘hat petition’ was presented to the Kenyan Ministry of Health, explaining how UK knitters wanted to help children and babies survive.

A total of 2,000 hats are being distributed to maternity hospitals all over the country.

The larger hats are being given to older children, whose families have fled Zimbabwe, and are now living in South African refugee camps.


There are pix in this latest link of children in South Africa and a baby in Kenya.

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5072_5584.htm

All the Best

Ellie

Limey
09-03-2008, 06:05 AM
Hi

The Save the Children Hat Gallery is now running to three separate pages - there are some beautiful hats on there!

link for gallery here:

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5417_5893.htm

Best Wishes

Ellie

momwolf
09-03-2008, 06:53 AM
Thanks for the update Ellie :hug:

Limey
09-04-2008, 11:05 AM
Another WIP (work-in-progress) or FFF (far-from-finished)

Honey in Lemon

Limey
09-04-2008, 06:01 PM
Two tone little Honeypot BEEnie

momwolf
09-04-2008, 06:56 PM
Ellie those are adorable:cheering::cheering:
Did you make up the pattern?

Limey
09-05-2008, 07:43 AM
Ellie those are adorable:cheering::cheering:
Did you make up the pattern?

Hi Julie

Many thanks for kind comments, old fruit - bit pushed for time but will contact later.

Cheers
Ell

momwolf
09-05-2008, 05:31 PM
It was rainy all day here so knit 3 hats for ya Ellie:teehee:

Limey
09-06-2008, 06:46 AM
It was rainy all day here so knit 3 hats for ya Ellie:teehee:


A rainy day equals three hats!!!!! ??????????

According to that then, I should have knitted enough to kit out a regiment :help::help::blush::help::help: - it's Monsooning over here! but you're more than welcome to pop over for the weekend - should have the appeal done and dusted by Wednesday - no sweat. :knitting::knitting::teehee:

Thanks alot Julie, those hats are just perfect for babies and I love the varigated yarn colours. Which yarn have you used? - it looks so soft, as well.

Thanks and Best Wishes
Ell

Limey
09-11-2008, 09:50 AM
That's another great thing about knitting - you can get Allsorts of ideas for Allsorts of stuff, from ... Allsorts .....

Wonder if there's a yellow coconut one left ...

momwolf
09-11-2008, 02:32 PM
If I did that EVERYTHING would be brown :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
Your hat is lovely,but hate the candy,sorry:teehee:
And those Jelly Babies you English people LOVE are terrible:noway:
The Toblerone are good though.:teehee:

Limey
09-11-2008, 07:17 PM
If I did that EVERYTHING would be brown :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
Your hat is lovely,but hate the candy,sorry:teehee:
And those Jelly Babies you English people LOVE are terrible:noway:
The Toblerone are good though.:teehee:


Picky! Picky! - as usual. What can you expect though from somebody who is sniffy about Colman's Mustard? :wink:

If you don't like the Jelly Babies or the Liquorice Allsorts, give them to Dan - that lad's got very good taste - loves English mustard.

Well, seeing that you're sooooooooooooooooo persnickety - I'd better cancel the Walnut Whips and the Thornton's Continental.

Ooooo - forgot to tell you - Terry's have been taken over by another firm and it's not certain if they will carry on making Chocolate Oranges! Oh dear, how sad, never mind!:teehee:

momwolf
09-11-2008, 09:06 PM
What http://bestsmileys.com/surprised/1.gifOoooo - forgot to tell you - Terry's have been taken over by another firm and it's not certain if they will carry on making Chocolate Oranges! Oh dear, how sad, never mind!:teehee:

Don't tell me that:waah:

Limey
09-12-2008, 06:29 AM
Hiya Julie

Terry's of York were taken over about three or four months ago but I'm sure they'll still do chocolate oranges around Xmas time. If they don't, then the UK population as a whole will be seriously stymied for stocking fillers.:help::help::help::help::help::help::pout: :pout::pout::pout::pout::pout:

Saying you dislike Jelly Babies to a Brit, is a bit like saying you don't like Teddy Bears - mind-blowingly bizarre! :noway::eyes: They don't even register on the 'Acquired Taste' list, like Danish Blue cheese - now, if I'd sent you that, I can understand you not appreciating the full flavour all at once.

There's a very sad story concerning cheese. A Brit in South Africa sent to Harrods for mature Camembert. He waited for ages for it to turn up and then got a card from South African customs, saying they had impounded the package, as the contents weren't fit for human consumpton! I'm NOT kidding!!! I don't think I've ever seen anyone so miffed before or since!!!!

He spent the next few weeks on the phone to his friends and family back in the UK, pleading with them to come over for Xmas. He was even offering them a holiday in Durban because, by now, the cheese had become a bit of an obsession. You know what it's like, somebody impounds your Camembert and it becomes an uncontrollable craving.

Ellie

Limey
09-16-2008, 05:22 AM
FI-NALLY got the camera back this morning!

Little Triangle hat that has a criss-cross of stitches, making a diamond shape, when viewed sideways:oo: .... I used the Caron so soft yarn, kindly sent to me by Julie.

As well as being ultra-soft, the Caron has a lovely sheen to it, giving depth to the colour - Many Thanks, Julie.

Limey
09-17-2008, 09:34 AM
Postman arrived ................... with a magic parcel from Julie.

Thanks so much for sending all these lovely goodies and a VERY SPECIAL THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME AND EFFORTto knit that beautiful scarf - :inlove: it's a wonderful gift and will be much appreciated and treasured.

Limey
09-17-2008, 09:42 AM
Here's the rest of the goodies .... how anyone can part with circs like these is beyond me! :noway: but they'll come in soooooo useful for my premature baby hat projects after the appeal ends.

I was outside last night and noticed that it was a full moon ... I'll give them a good home but if you need them back at all, please just howl! I'd hate to take advantage of this lunar phase.

Thanks too, for the Babe Ruth and Big Red - I'm glad there's only me in the house when the parcel arrives or I'd have to fight the rest of 'em off with a whip and a chair!

The hats are lovely and so soft - they'll go with my stash when I post to STC after the weekend.

With Warmest Wishes and thanks again.
Ellie

Limey
09-18-2008, 03:17 PM
Season of Mists .........

Picture taken at lunchtime today - it's amazing how long the shadows are in the early Autumn light.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHAE-jF4YNE

momwolf
09-21-2008, 12:03 PM
Ellie ,you are so welcome:hug:Hope Claire likes the scarf.
Now don't you and Jon be eaten those candy bars on your way to Claire's house:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
Ellie your hats are soooooooo cute. You really are expanding your knitting talents.The babies will love them:woohoo:

Limey
09-22-2008, 05:06 AM
Ellie ,you are so welcome:hug:Hope Claire likes the scarf.
Now don't you and Jon be eaten those candy bars on your way to Claire's house:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
Ellie your hats are soooooooo cute. You really are expanding your knitting talents.The babies will love them:woohoo:

Hi Julie

Claire loved the scarf! and says 'Thank you so much' for knitting it. The Babe Ruth bars went down a treat as well!!!

Expanding my knitting talents!??:???::?? Oh, yeah - compared to the single cable, this was a piece of cake :teehee:

momwolf
09-22-2008, 08:57 AM
Ellie,I meant with making up your own hat patterns :teehee:
Glad Claire liked the scarf:cheering:and the candy.
I have a hat almost done for you.

Limey
09-22-2008, 01:02 PM
Ellie,I meant with making up your own hat patterns :teehee:
Glad Claire liked the scarf:cheering:and the candy.
I have a hat almost done for you.


Hi Julie

I didn't think it was humanly possible to have any more cross-purpose, 'doorbell' conversations than I've had with the Hubs and the Bear over the years - but you plumb new, sheer, dizzying and dazzling depths!!! Prawn!!!

Thanks very much for the compliment!!!!!???????? (are you sure about that?:eyes::???::???::???: :rofl::rofl: :rofl:) - it was no big deal though, to stick a cable in the middle of a hat.

Ellie

momwolf
09-22-2008, 10:42 PM
Ellie, here's another hat for you:cheering: It's called Bernat Baby Jaquard and the color is Boys and Girls.I love how this yarn makes its own pattern:woohoo:

Just take the compliment and be quiet :teehee:

Limey
09-23-2008, 04:11 AM
Hi Julie

Thanks very much for knitting the lovely, little hat. The yarn creates such a pretty effect, without colour 'pooling'.

I posted off your hats yesterday, along with some of my own but I've been thinking about the STC deadline of 21 October and shipping times from the US.

As it will be the end of September in just a few days, I think it might be best if you posted direct to Save The Children please, rather than sending me the hats and then me forwarding them to London (I'd hate you to miss the deadline because the hats were winging their way to north west England, rather than on their merry way to London)

Address:-

Save the Children
1 St. John's Lane
London EC1M 4AR
UK

Many Thanks
Ellie

momwolf
09-23-2008, 05:48 AM
okey dokey my ocean loving friend :teehee: I better get cracking on some more hats then so I can send them all out at once.

Limey
09-23-2008, 11:28 AM
Still on an Autumnal theme ..... not surprising with so many goodies about!

Windfalls, blackberries and a cobnut stitch hat - what's nice about this pattern is that the stitch is very smooth on the reverse, so no odd bumps and uneven stitches against the baby's head.

Sorry, the light isn't the best - (like my photography) the colour is much more like wheat than this off white on the screen.

Oh well, off to bake a pie!

Limey
09-29-2008, 05:28 AM
Hi

Sorry, not going to be around - will be back sometime next week.

Ellie

momwolf
09-29-2008, 06:11 AM
Ellie sent you a email

Limey
10-12-2008, 05:46 AM
Hi

Sorry about the hasty departure but when I got back from the park with Sam Pup, I didn't expect my mate, Jan, (who usually snoozes her days away peacefully in a Glasgow office) to be at home waiting for me!:cheering::happydance::hug:

Neither did I expect her, while I'm busy making a brew, to fish in her bag and come up with a holiday brochure to Greece?? :drool: and then my hubby to pop an airline ticket to Kos on top of it, :shock: telling me that Jan and I were booked on a flight later that day:passedout:
It seems there was some sort of :psst::whistle:going on for the last couple of weeks with my nearest and dearest (that Bear isn't entirely innocent, either!) to give me a surprise holiday.

I had a great time and stocked up plenty on that wonderful blue sky. One very happy bunny!!!!

Ellie

"Life is what happens when you plan something else." -
John Lennon

DQ
10-13-2008, 06:42 AM
Wow! What an amazing surprise! :yay:

Limey
10-13-2008, 08:33 AM
Hi Jen

How are you?

Hmm ... yes ... well .... it was amazing to find Jan waiting at home for me and then the surprise trip on top of that!

It didn't do as much to take years off me than when I was told, while we were doing some Xmas shopping in Jo'burg one year, that ye hubby had to meet a couple of people at the Sandton Hotel at lunchtime and would I like to go with him?

No sweat - and then I saw that the 'someone' was my best friend from Darlington. I was totally stunned! The last time I'd seen Barbara was years before at Darlo railway station, where she'd taken me and the kids to catch our train to London for our flight to South Africa.

I knew she'd got married three months earlier to a Navigation bod in the Merchant Navy but the s*ds didn't crack on to me that she was on board her hubby's ship that had docked in Durban, or that she'd phoned Jon's office and had arranged that they came up to see us in Jo'burg! Barbara and Jon said they wanted to 'surprise' me. God knows what her hubby made of me standing there speechless and unable to move!

Toads!!!! I could've died from shock!!!

DQ
10-13-2008, 08:48 AM
Not so good today. I've got a painful throat and I've been sick :pout: It did make me smile to read about your holiday though :mrgreen:

(btw, if you wander over to the blog section I have a blog now)

Limey
10-13-2008, 08:50 AM
Hi

I've put all the latest information from the Save the Children appeal at the top of the thread but there's a copy of it here as well:

ADDRESS TO SEND HATS IS:

Save the Children
1 St. John's Lane
London EC1M 4AR
UK


Hi Folks

October Update

UK knitters have made a staggering 460,000 hats since April but Save the Children are hoping to hit the half million target.

The number of knitters joining the campaign has jumped from 25,000 last month to 40,000, so maybe there's still a chance to achieve the 500,000. Although the campaign ends on 21 October that still leaves time to knit and post one more little hat.

Recent shipments are: 30,000 to Bangladesh, 25,000 Liberia,
a massive 80,000 to Brazil and the latest delivery is a further 50,000 hats to Mongolia.

One enterprising lady, who's a volunteer in a Cornwall charity shop, challenged a group of Mothers' Union knitters to turn out 1,000 - they clicked and clacked so much that a total 1,600 little hats were made.

There's a link here with a wonderful photo of those hats filling the group's church in Newquay, plus all the latest information.

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5072_5584.htm


The monstrous job of collating the hat labels is now underway and arrangements are being made to present a petition to Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, at the end of the year.

" .....your hats have helped save the lives of hundreds of thousands of newborn babies. Now let’s hope that your voice will help to save millions more. We call on the UK Government to do everything they can to dramatically reduce the numbers of children dying each year. Our call is so much stronger because it’s joined by your voice." - Save the Children - October 08

******************
Best Wishes
Ellie

Limey
10-13-2008, 08:59 AM
Hi Jen

I'm sorry you're not feeling the best - it seems that there's some kind of throat lurgy going about. Gives you a snuffly nose and a very tickly, irritating cough.

I'm just going to grab a bite to eat and then I'll hop over to your blog.

Glad you had a laugh about the holiday - I damn near burned holes in the stair carpet, batting up and down the place, getting ready!

I'll get back to you a bit later.

Cheers

Ellie

Limey
10-15-2008, 01:57 PM
Hi

While I liked the colour combination of this yarn - orange, lemon and white - there's quite a bit of colour 'pooling', which, personally, I'm not keen on. I mean there's too much lemon clumped together, rather than it being more equally distributed.

(I worked the brim in a wheat colour, just to provide a bit of contrast.)

I'm beginning to think that colour pooling is a bit like Marmite - you either love it or hate it.

I've put a link here from Yarn Harlot, with some examples of pooling, flashing and *puddling, no less!

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2004/11/17/surprise.html

The second link gives some tips on working with yarn that has different dyelots and puddling, etc.,

http://www.skeinlane.com/knittingresources/newsletter/knowhow1.htm

* - Brilliant word!

Limey
10-19-2008, 08:36 AM
Hi

A little bit of Deja Vu -
This hat first knitted by DQ


Hi Jen

Thanks very much for not minding if I knitted a hat the same as one you posted earlier on this thread ... still, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! - so I'm told.:teehee:

Pattern Link here

http://kodymayknits.blogspot.com/2006/10/greeky-hat.html

There's also a fascinating site that will generate Greek Key patterns and has a shed full of information about these designs.

You can have a quick meander here:
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/greekkey/index.htm

Limey
10-19-2008, 01:41 PM
Hi

There are two ways of looking at these colours - they can be a tropical ocean with spray or arctic ice - whatever, I enjoyed knitting them!

Limey
10-20-2008, 08:43 AM
Hi

Change of direction here - instead of going round and round, I thought I'd knit vertical stripes.

Limey
10-20-2008, 12:34 PM
Another little honeycomb

Limey
10-23-2008, 03:30 PM
Hi Folks

The campaign has now officially ended, with Brits knitting some 550,000 hats!!! - way over the half-million Save the Children target. :yay::yay::yay:

A staggering 50,000 messages, urging government action on global child poverty, will be also heading to Downing Street in November. (Watch this space)

Further details here:
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5072.htm - has some lovely pix of the campaign.

Dr Dorjee, who works for Save the Children in Tibet, said “We rarely put hats on babies. This … has been like that for generations and is responsible for many preventable child deaths. I believe the hats will save many lives.”

Thank you to everyone who has taken part and a HUGE THANKS to this site, without whom ....

Best Wishes
Ellie