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Limey
03-26-2008, 05:04 PM
ADDRESS TO SEND HATS IS:

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

If you should have any more hats in the pipeline for the UK appeal, please send them to the above address asap - many thanks.


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)

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.”

Further details here:
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5072.htm

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

Best Wishes
Ellie

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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

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I've left the link below to the Sun Newspaper appeal because although 350,000 is a huge number of hats, more knitters are still needed - about 25,000 to reach the target Save the Children set for the number of people becoming involved.

So, please, if you've a little time to spare, knit a hat!


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


There are photos below of babies in Sierra Leone, which has the worst child mortality rate in the world.

It would be fantastic if you could persuade just one person, who is capable of holding two sticks and a ball of yarn, to get cracking and knock out a hat - it doesn't take very long to make - even someone who thought knitting needles were some weird sort of chopstick could get the hang of it.

Latest info link here

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

Even corporate management is taking an interest, with one extremely generous donor paying for 50,000 hats to be shipped to Angola and Tanzania, where babies are at risk from fatal hypothermia.

Save the Children are posting the latest photographs and stories of how hats have helped babies in Tibet, especially one four-month-old baby boy who's had pneumonia.

Read More here

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

Just recently, 20 cross-party MPs, including Ed Balls, Minster for Children, got busy clacking instead of yacking (just for a change!:teehee:) - see first link below.

So far, hats have been sent to Tibet, Burma and Kenya.

There's a link here giving info. including photos.
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/41_6149.htm


The next shipment of hats is destined for South and South West Africa, which has the second highest child mortality rate in the world, so every little bit of help counts:

It also wonderful to know that Members of Parliament are now becoming involved by collecting hats from their constituents and sending them to local branches of Save the Children.

More information here:

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

There's a cracking link next - I howled laughing when I saw it!


http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/docs/house_ad_2nd_proof.pdf


Direct link to Photo Gallery:
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5417.htm


ADDRESS TO SEND HATS IS:

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

Update July 2008

THIS APPEAL IS RUNNING UNTIL 21st OF OCTOBER.

APPEAL - FURTHER INFORMATION:

Hat labels can be printed in black/white and if you are donating a number of hats, please put your name on one label and if possible, please ask friends to let them add their names to your hats.

Example - you've knitted 6 hats and are sending them in one parcel.

If your friends agree to your adding their name to the appeal, please put their name on a label and attach it to a hat.

The idea is to get as many different names as possible because the labels are acting as signatures on a petition form.

When you've used up your stock of friends/family, pop the unlabelled hats into your package for posting.

The charity hasn't said this but please ask your friends for permission before using their name and their address and do, please, double check with them about giving out their email address.

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Hi

I was watching the Paul O'Grady show yesterday when he put out an appeal for knitters - says he's learning to knit himself :guyknitting:(a likely story! - he'll get Buster to do it).

Save the Children need knitted hats for newborn babies in Tibet, Kenya and South Africa.

Update - latest pictures broadcast 11 April on Paul's TV Show:

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/41_5259.htm


Save the Children have a knitting pattern available as a PDF - here

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

The hats can be knitted in any colour you like, except white please (it's a colour that can symbolise death in some African and Asian countries) and can be sent direct to Save the Children at their London address given with the pattern.

Update

Save the Children are now asking people to put up posters for this project so that more knitters get involved.

Link here http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5176.htm

I think it would be great to know how many KH-ers make these little hats - so please pop your name on this thread when you've sent off your hat - maybe take a photograph as well. I'd love to see what everyone's made. :cheering: :yay:

MANY THANKS

Ellie :knitting:

ritaw
03-27-2008, 04:22 PM
Hi ,

Thanks for posting this .
I will do some and send them off inbetween other projects. It is for such a good cause . Poor things need so much and i know that a hat or two will not make a massive difference but if lots of people send then i am sure it will help these poor children greatly .
Thank you for the Link Ellie .

Limey
04-01-2008, 05:07 PM
Thanks very much for your kind help with this project Rita - you're right - it might not seem there's much difference to be made knitting one or two hats but one or two hats can quickly turn into ... 102, 1002 ..... when people chip in.

I'm contacting Save the Children to see if they have distribution centres in the Cape Province of South Africa, where the weather is bitterly cold during the winter.

It's also damn cold from April to August in Johannesburg - 6,000ft above sea-level.


All Best Wishes

Ellie

Karina
04-02-2008, 02:36 PM
Is amazing such a little thing can make the difference between life and death of an infant. I will be making some hats and sending them to London. Thanks for the info.

Karina
04-03-2008, 04:43 PM
here is a picture of the first hat I have completed. used lion brand microspun and used a pattern from their web site.
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kms-preemieHat.html?noImages=

cast on for the newborn size (72 stitches)

47754


Will make a few more before sending them off to London

Karina
04-03-2008, 04:45 PM
forgot to mention that I added the I-cord so the hat is easy to pull off the baby's head

DQ
04-04-2008, 06:48 AM
I'm sure I've got a hat I've already made that came out small/baby size...I must have a look.

Limey
04-04-2008, 01:47 PM
Hi Karina

Thank you so much for making that lovely little hat - it's gorgeous!

I love that cute i-cord idea - very neat - I hadn't thought of doing one, so I might give it a try!

Many thanks again for your kind help - it's very much appreciated!

All Best Wishes

Ellie

Limey
04-04-2008, 01:51 PM
I'm sure I've got a hat I've already made that came out small/baby size...I must have a look.


Get busy mooching for that hat, Jen - or you'll have to forfeit Rita's pink puppy! :teehee:


Ellie

DQ
04-04-2008, 04:18 PM
Get busy mooching for that hat, Jen - or you'll have to forfeit Rita's pink puppy! :teehee:


Ellie

Nooooooo! :pout:

Here it is...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2392/2387523297_273fdb6905.jpg

And with my hand...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2017/2387522669_cb440929d5.jpg

Do you think it's ok?

Karina
04-04-2008, 04:35 PM
DQ I love your hat, very nice. Mine looks kind off small but i followed the directions and when laid down the flat it measures just over 6 inches so that makes it just over 12 inches circumference which will stretch to 13-14 inches, which is the measurements given for a newborn on another site.

all babies will obviously be different so some will have smaller heads and some bigger. I am now doing another hat same cast on but have upped the needles to a 4mm to see what difference it makes in the size.

bajanKnit
04-04-2008, 04:43 PM
I realize the tiltle of post says Brits and I am no brit but Can I help???

I have a few hats I did recently that are newborn size! Plus I have casted on just now with pattern from the Save The Children website. I am using yarn that was generously donated to me for charity knitting by a very kind lady here on KH (Shandeh) some of it is fingering but I guess I can still use it if I hold 2 or 3 strands together right? Would that be ok?

bajanKnit
04-04-2008, 04:46 PM
DQ your hat is beautiful!!!!

I always want to try color work but can never seem to get the cast on done!

Nooooooo! :pout:

Here it is...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2392/2387523297_273fdb6905.jpg

And with my hand...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2017/2387522669_cb440929d5.jpg

Do you think it's ok?

DQ
04-04-2008, 04:52 PM
DQ your hat is beautiful!!!!

I always want to try color work but can never seem to get the cast on done!

Thanks! :oops: Here's the pattern --> http://kodymayknits.blogspot.com/2006/10/greeky-hat.html

it's really easy to knit, it was the first colourwork thing I did I think! I just had a bit of a sizing issue as I didn't use the right weight of yarn. It'll all be ok now though because the hat will be going to a good cause :mrgreen:

bajanKnit
04-04-2008, 05:03 PM
Thanks! :oops: Here's the pattern --> http://kodymayknits.blogspot.com/2006/10/greeky-hat.html

it's really easy to knit, it was the first colourwork thing I did I think! I just had a bit of a sizing issue as I didn't use the right weight of yarn. It'll all be ok now though because the hat will be going to a good cause :mrgreen:
Thank you for the link.

Karina
04-04-2008, 06:57 PM
Hi bajanKnit I think Save the Children would welcome all hats, the more the better.
As far as I could tell there was no restrictions on what yarn you use, I could not get the gauge they quoted so found a pattern I could follow for a new born. now I know what size the hat should be it should not be to difficult to make it with any size yarn just add or take away stitches to make it the right size.

Limey
04-05-2008, 05:02 AM
I realize the tiltle of post says Brits and I am no brit but Can I help???

I have a few hats I did recently that are newborn size! Plus I have casted on just now with pattern from the Save The Children website. I am using yarn that was generously donated to me for charity knitting by a very kind lady here on KH (Shandeh) some of it is fingering but I guess I can still use it if I hold 2 or 3 strands together right? Would that be ok?



Hiya

Doesn't matter a bit if you're not a Brit!

You're very welcome and thank you for contributing - in fact, if you've got some of Shandeh's yarn, I'd say it was compulsory - can't have part of her stash sitting there idle! :teehee:- she'll want it used.

I'm sure using the fingering weight yarn in the way you've said will be absolutely fine; so many thanks again to both you and Shandeh.



Best Wishes

Ellie

Limey
04-05-2008, 05:10 AM
Hi Jen

Do I think the hat is ok? - No, definitely NOT - it's more than ok - it's lovely.

I've had a look at the pattern you kindly posted and it's a very easy way to work with two colours. (BTW It doesn't matter if there's some white in the hat, it's just an all-white hat that Save the Children can't use.)

Many thanks for the gorgeous hat and for posting the pattern link.

Hi Karina,

Thanks very much for posting the very useful info. about the knitting sizes.

All the Best

Ellie

ritaw
04-05-2008, 08:28 AM
Hi , Well i just love that hat Jen :) It is lovely .
I am glad that this thread has started to take off . . It is for a wonderful cause .
I will be casting on for my first one in a couple of days .:)

momwolf
04-05-2008, 09:00 AM
I'm in:cheering: How's this? This is Fair Isle so it will be extra warm.

Limey
04-05-2008, 10:22 AM
Well, what more could a gal ask for???


Rita and Momwolf - two turbo charged knitters - these two knit so fast, it's enough to give anyone a complex.:knitting::knitting:

I've told each of them before that if they're using bamboo needles to do their knitting in the middle of a field or on a beach, so that families and friends and innocent passers-by are kept safe. They click and clack so fast, they're a positive fire hazard.

Hiya Julie,

Thanks so much for wanting to contribute - it's very kind of you.

The hat is beautiful and looks really cozy and warm.

I was speaking to a lady from Save the Children in London the other day - would you like me to phone her and ask if there's an address in the US you could send your hats to for this particular appeal?

As you know, the postage from the States can be very expensive and if there's some way you could send the hats to an American address, it should save you some $$$$$.

Kristin, SCMomof4, kindly put this link
http://www.savethechildren.org/campaigns/caps-to-the-capital/ on a Save the Children topic also on the Charity Forum.

I'll contact Save the Children on Monday and get back to you.

Hi Rita

Thanks very much again for your help - it's greatly appreciated. You're a gem.

Fondest Wishes

Ellie

bajanKnit
04-05-2008, 11:00 AM
Here are 2 hats ready to go plus I have one OTN.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2131/2226960955_3d1fbdb0cb_m.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2289/2147959618_130b986250_m.jpg

ritaw
04-05-2008, 11:07 AM
I'm in:cheering: How's this? This is Fair Isle so it will be extra warm.
That is a stunning little hat Momwolf . I love it :cheering:

Limey
04-05-2008, 03:04 PM
Those are lovely hats, Alicia - the bobbles are great and set them off a treat!

Thanks so much for your contribution - very kind of you and much appreciated.

Warmest Wishes

Ellie

bajanKnit
04-05-2008, 06:38 PM
Those are lovely hats, Alicia - the bobbles are great and set them off a treat!

Thanks so much for your contribution - very kind of you and much appreciated.

Warmest Wishes

Ellie

Thank you

momwolf
04-05-2008, 06:47 PM
I was speaking to a lady from Save the Children in London the other day - would you like me to phone her and ask if there's an address in the US you could send your hats to for this particular appeal?That would be nice.Thank you.
By the way I always knit with a http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/3/3_12_26v.gif by my sidehttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_6.gif
And thank you Rita for the nice complimenthttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_13_10.gif

bajanKnit
04-05-2008, 06:53 PM
Just off the needles sorry for my sucky photo

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj209/bajanknit/Picture092-1.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj209/bajanknit/Picture098-1.jpg

The best of the 50 pics I took

momwolf
04-05-2008, 06:59 PM
Limey all these hats are sooooooooooo http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_5_119.gif

Karina
04-06-2008, 02:06 AM
Bajanknit I like your hat, give us some details of what yarn, needles etc you used. I like the little detail on top, did you make an extra long I-cord and tie it in a knot? What pattern did you use.

Always good to know these questions so you can get different ideas/patterns to try
you did a great job.

Will post pic of my second hat later.

ritaw
04-06-2008, 10:07 AM
Well ! i could not resist and i cast on last night .
Here is what i came up with as a start :)

Karina
04-06-2008, 10:13 AM
very nice, love the little flower detail

bajanKnit
04-06-2008, 11:56 AM
Thank you!Very much! it's always good to get encouragement.
I didn't really use a pattern, I did a guage swatch and casted on so the hat would measure 10" as stated on the Save the Children Site.

Yarn Caron Dazzleaire (thank you Shandeh)
Color Baby rainbow ombre
Needle size us 8
Co 42 sts knit until it measured about 4.5 to 5" and did a k2 k2tog decrease with a knit row between decrease rows until I had 8 sts on needle then I did an I-cord for about 3" bind off and tie. Hope that helps.

Bajanknit I like your hat, give us some details of what yarn, needles etc you used. I like the little detail on top, did you make an extra long I-cord and tie it in a knot? What pattern did you use.

Always good to know these questions so you can get different ideas/patterns to try
you did a great job.

Will post pic of my second hat later.

momwolf
04-06-2008, 12:53 PM
Rita cute hats!!!Everyone has such cute hats to give.:cheering:
Hrer's one more from me.

ritaw
04-06-2008, 01:11 PM
Rita cute hats!!!Everyone has such cute hats to give.:cheering:
Hrer's one more from me.

Thanks Julie :) Your heart hat looks lovely . What a great way to say we care . Those little hearts say it all !. Lovely :muah:

Karina
04-06-2008, 01:51 PM
I love the hat momwolf, and don't want to put a dampener on things but we do have to be care full to not use white as in some countries these hats are going to it signifies death. I am not sure if a little is OK, Limey will know more than me.
I am sure the hat would definitely be OK for the countries where white is not an issue. The hearts are very cute.

Limey
04-06-2008, 03:11 PM
Oh - Aaagh!!! Yes, well, hum ...... I can honestly say I have NEVER felt so embarrassed in my life, (and I've been embarrassed alot of times). Has anyone got a quiet corner I can creep into and die of shame!!!!!!!!

I'm the only one who hasn't posted photographs of hats ... and I started this thread ---- oooooh, mortified is not in it!!!!!!!

I had no idea when I asked for help that I would end up with such a bunch of up-an-at-em knitters - (literally) - all I've got so far are two little, pink and very plain hats (I'd prepared before).

My only excuse is I've been busy tying myself in knots this weekend, finishing my little grand daughter's cardigan. I started a hat cast on last night and managed one and a half inches of rib. (cringe, whimper)

Promise I will knit more later tonight and tomorrow.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH - I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ALL THOSE HATS and I'm sure the folks at Save the Children will be thrilled with the results!!!!! :inlove: :cheering: :happydance:

How many hats have you turned out over one weekend???? I'm over the moon with your very generous response.

Just to answer the point about white on the hats - it's ok to use some white along with another colour - it's only totally white hats that might cause any concern.

All the hats you ladies have made are absolutely fine - THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH AGAIN FOR YOUR VERY KIND EFFORTS.

I'll get back to you tomorrow and hopefully, have some photos

Yours, frantically :knitting::knitting::knitting::knitting::knitting:

Ellie :hug::muah:

Karina
04-06-2008, 08:01 PM
Thanks for clarifying the point about the colours. I don't actually have any white yarn at the moment but I have some ecru which I was not sure if would qualify as white, but if I use it as a stripe or something it should be OK.
Don't want to get to involved in making anything to fancy, will take to long to get the hats done.

Limey
04-07-2008, 04:55 AM
Hi Karina

You're right about doing fancy hats - I've had my eye on a particular (free) pattern for a while and last night decided to give it a go (photo later, promise) - and it has taken me a little while longer to make than one of the 'plain' hats.

I'm so glad you mentioned stripes as well because you jogged my memory about a post I put on the Forum some while ago and had totally forgotten about. It's a new way of knitting stripes and is known as a jogless jog.

Here's the link

http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/01/jogless-stripes.html

I know what you mean too about what is regarded as 'white' - I have lots of what people would think of as Aran yarn - the cream coloured wool used in Aran patterns.

I'll check that later when I contact Save the Children but if you use the ecru colour along with a different colour, it will be fine. I also think that the ecru would make a great 'base' colour for hats, depending of course on how much you have in your stash.

Thanks so much for 'jogging' my memory:teehee: and thank you again for your time and effort. Your hats are just lovely and I very much appreciate your spending time knitting them.

Warmest Wishes
Ellie

Karina
04-07-2008, 05:33 AM
I have to say that was as clear as mud to me. Don't understand it at all, will go back and have a look again later. Need a shower and another cup of tea. Kids are home from school so we are having a lazy day because my little one have an ear infection and I don't want her to go out in the cold.

ritaw
04-07-2008, 09:14 AM
Hi Again :)
I hope everyone had a great weekend . Here is another hat i have made .:muah:

Limey
04-07-2008, 09:41 AM
Hi Karina

I'm sorry about that link - I didn't realise that they seem to have added quite alot to it since I originally posted it on the Forum. I think it was early last year when I found it.

It seems to go on forever and I think you'd need to sit reading it for a couple of days to get all the meaning of travelling and stationary stripes :zombie::??:eyes::shrug:.

I hope your little one's ear infection clears up soon - they can be really painful those things and this freezing wind is the last thing to be in.

Wowsers, Rita! - What do you put on your Cornflakes????

The hat is absolutely lovely and the lace diamond effect is gorgeous.

I just don't know how you and Julie turn them out so fast!!!!

Thanks very much again Karina and Rita for your kind help. :)

Ellie

ritaw
04-07-2008, 11:09 AM
No problem Ellie , It is a lovely worthwhile cause. And i am enjoying making them.
I normally have dynamite on my cornflakes lmao:roflhard::rofl: :woot:

Karina
04-07-2008, 11:22 AM
That is really cute, what yarn is that and is there a pattern for that somewhere.

ritaw
04-07-2008, 12:52 PM
That is really cute, what yarn is that and is there a pattern for that somewhere.
Thank you Karina ! The yarn i used was just some acrylic DK that i had left from another project .
The pattern is from a leaflet by Sirdar . Leaflet number 1711.
There are 4 different hats including this one .:)

Limey
04-07-2008, 02:42 PM
Here are the hats I knitted earlier - as you can see, no time and effort has been spared to produce these spectacular and dazzling effects - I mean, have you ever seen anything so ornate and elaborate? :teehee:

The little hat on the right isn't for this appeal - it's a hat I make for premature babies in UK hospitals - and even the little eyelet holes aren't really for effect - they just make it easier for the medical staff to thread tubes through.

Many Thanks again folks for your kind efforts and I'll post a pic tomorrow of the hat I'm knitting this evening.

Ellie

ritaw
04-07-2008, 02:45 PM
Here are the hats I knitted earlier - as you can see, no time and effort has been spared to produce these spectacular and dazzling effects - I mean, have you ever seen anything so ornate and elaborate? :teehee:

The little hat on the right isn't for this appeal - it's a little hat I make for premature babies in UK hospitals - and even the little eyelet holes aren't really for effect - they just make it easier for the medical staff to thread tubes through.

Many Thanks again folks for your kind efforts and I'll post a pic tomorrow of the hat I'm knitting this evening.

Ellie

They are very pretty and i am sure will keep the little ones warm :)

Limey
04-08-2008, 08:26 AM
I got busy the last couple of evenings and made the hat below. Must say that making these hats is certainly speeding up my knitting.

I used up the last my Wendy Aran Toddler yarn and the hat, although it looks thick, is very lightweight. Second picture is of the inside of hat - I think it makes a nice and cosy rib.

Another good thing that the rib is extremely stretchy - even though the inner opening to the hat is only 4", it easily stretches to at least five and a half inches - which is great, because it'll fit a newborn but stretch so that the baby doesn't outgrow it too fast.

I think next time I knit it, I'll use DK instead of Aran and see what it's like.

MANY THANKS AGAIN FOLKS FOR ALL YOUR KIND HELP.

BEST WISHES

Ellie

ritaw
04-08-2008, 11:58 AM
Now that is what i call a beautiful little hat .:)

bajanKnit
04-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Ellie your hat is stunning!!!:star:

Here is another little one from me Though not as stunning as yours. :) :notworthy: :)

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj209/bajanknit/Picture102.jpg

ritaw
04-08-2008, 01:10 PM
Babjan knit . Your hat is lovely !! And i am sure the little baby that keeps warm with it on will think so too:)

DQ
04-08-2008, 04:32 PM
All thse hats are lovely. I feel so bad that I've only got one at the moment :oops:

Limey
04-08-2008, 05:00 PM
Hi Alicia

Thank you so much for knitting that very pretty hat - I love it.

Thanks too for your kind comments about the Aran hat but basicaly all I had to do was make a colander - I didn't do the Fair Isle work you did. The small white stitches evenly placed on the green background have given it such a delicate effect. I think the pink is also a a very clever touch, as it gives a cheerful and bright tone. :happydance: Beautiful!

Now then, our Jen - we just can't have you feeling bad - there's only one remedy though and that's to get cracking!!!! However, as I have absolutely no chance at all of knitting as fast as Rita and Momwolf, I just want you to know that it is not compulsory to knit at Warp Factor Five.

Just do a few rows when you can - it's not easy to sit and knit when you've got a little two year-old running you ragged all day! :passedout: So, no sweat!


Warmest Wishes to you all and thank you very much again for giving your time and effort - you're all :star::star::star::star::star:

:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

momwolf
04-09-2008, 11:11 AM
I call this my Buttercup Hat:roflhard: Wow everyone's hats are sooooooooo cute.
Ellie it's about time you got those needles burning:roflhard:.Adorable hat by the way.So you really can knit:teehee:

Dangles
04-09-2008, 01:02 PM
Momwolf, what a cute liltte hat, great name too! :)

ritaw
04-09-2008, 01:36 PM
I call this my Buttercup Hat:roflhard: Wow everyone's hats are sooooooooo cute.
Ellie it's about time you got those needles burning:roflhard:.Adorable hat by the way.So you really can knit:teehee:

Wow Momwolf!! I love the hat . The colour combination is adorable.:muah:

Limey
04-09-2008, 01:55 PM
I call this my Buttercup Hat:roflhard: Wow everyone's hats are sooooooooo cute.
Ellie it's about time you got those needles burning:roflhard:.Adorable hat by the way.So you really can knit:teehee:


Cheeky Hound, Momwolf! :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

Hello Dangles, Welcome to the Knit House, or should I say the Knut House, judging by some of the remarks furkling round this thread.

That hat is beautiful, Julie - you probably had it knitted and threaded up while shovelling snow.

Hi Rita - hope you're feeling better soon. You should be in bed, not lurking around here, bad lass!

Thanks for all your kind efforts, folks.

Ellie

Karina
04-09-2008, 05:08 PM
mumwolf I just love that hat, do you have a link to the pattern. I have seen a few berry hats is this the same pattern just a different colour way?

momwolf
04-09-2008, 05:18 PM
mumwolf I just love that hat, do you have a link to the pattern. I have seen a few berry hats is this the same pattern just a different colour way?
Here ya go
http://randomstitches.wordpress.com/2008/01/11/hello-world/

momwolf
04-09-2008, 05:29 PM
Rita,Hope you feel better soon http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_6_26.gif

Karina
04-10-2008, 03:44 AM
Thanks Julie will have to make one for this appeal and also for my 2 year old daughter. very cute.

DQ
04-10-2008, 05:05 AM
Well I started knitting a few rows yesterday and ended up with a hat! It is a teeny tiny hat but it'll do for a preemie or small newborn. Mind you I'm comparing to my sons head...I forget how small they are when they're born!

Pic -->

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2038/2402253991_129e115f7c.jpg

ritaw
04-10-2008, 08:19 AM
Hi Everyone ,
I am just letting you all know that i am down with a bad virus and tonsilitis . I have difficulty talking and my joints ache . Headache ,earache ,jawache . I have just come back from the GP and he has given me antibiotics .
So i may be out of action for a few days . But do not fear i will be back and running in no time .
Thanks Julie and Ellie . Love to you both :)
Time for a lie down as my head is about to explode . xxxx

Karina
04-10-2008, 08:25 AM
DQ your hat is beautiful. These hats look very small to me as well, mind you all my babies were big born all between 9lbs and 10lbs 7oz. I always missed out on the newborn stuff and started with 3 month old clothes.

Rita sorry your a feeling so awful. Hopefully you have no little ones to care for and will be able to stay in bed and rest. all the best.

Limey
04-10-2008, 08:33 AM
Hi Rita

Ooo - sounds like you've got a humdinger of a virus there! I'm really sorry that you're feeling so rotten.

Please stay in bed and no more of this computer for today, - Tut :fingerwag:

You can't get well if you're rambling round and making the place untidy. Get plenty fluid and try to rest.

I'll check to see how you are later on. Hope you're feeling better very soon.

Love
Ellie

DQ
04-10-2008, 08:36 AM
Hi Everyone ,
I am just letting you all know that i am down with a bad virus and tonsilitis . I have difficulty talking and my joints ache . Headache ,earache ,jawache . I have just come back from the GP and he has given me antibiotics .
So i may be out of action for a few days . But do not fear i will be back and running in no time .
Thanks Julie and Ellie . Love to you both :)
Time for a lie down as my head is about to explode . xxxx


You poor thing!!! I hope you feel better soon :(

Big hugs! :hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

Limey
04-10-2008, 08:41 AM
Hi Jen

Absolutely love the hat - the strawberry colour is just gorgeous and the threaded ribbon is very cute too.

I can see I'm gonna have to get my skates on, or I'll have Momwolf howling at the door :tap:

or worse still, taking the Michael! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

Thanks so much for all your help - I appreciate it alot.

Warmest Wishes

Ellie

ritaw
04-10-2008, 11:35 AM
Thank you every one for thinking of me . I know i should keep of the computer but i just had to check my emails and the site quickly .
I have managed to have a nap and a bath but have not got the energy to wash my hair .
Worse still i have poor Luke off on his half term holidays and his day out was a trip to the doctors lol
Love the hat Jen . :)

bajanKnit
04-10-2008, 12:07 PM
Hi Everyone ,
I am just letting you all know that i am down with a bad virus and tonsilitis . I have difficulty talking and my joints ache . Headache ,earache ,jawache . I have just come back from the GP and he has given me antibiotics .
So i may be out of action for a few days . But do not fear i will be back and running in no time .
Thanks Julie and Ellie . Love to you both :)
Time for a lie down as my head is about to explode . xxxx

I pray you will have a speedy recovery..:)

bajanKnit
04-10-2008, 12:17 PM
Hi everyone here is a little something I just whipped up!I call it "Baby Blues" I really am enjoying doing this, it is lifting my spirits which haven't been up lately.
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj209/bajanknit/Picture111-1.jpg

Limey
04-10-2008, 04:39 PM
Hi Alicia

I just love that shade of blue!!! and that hat is adorable - I really like that little touch of white you use on top of a background, it's so delicate and pretty.

It's very nice to know that you're enjoying making the hats and putting up with us daft bats! :teehee:

Sometimes I get really fed up in the winter with its endless grey skies, so what I do is have a mooch through travel brochures and holiday supplements in newspapers, cut out anything that has an intensely blue sky in it and stick the pictures on my kitchen cupboards (no expense spared here).

You must miss that beautiful Caribbean blue an awful lot - so I thought I'd post this:

http://www.popartuk.com/photography/coastal-landscapes-photo/hammock-in-the-sun-pp0707-poster.asp

http://www.popartuk.com/photography/coastal-landscapes-photo/destiny-ii-pp30981-poster.asp

The hammock is where I go to sleep alot at night, especially in November and December and where I do most of the washing-up!

Thank you again for your kind help with this appeal - it's very generous of you and everyone involved to give their time like this.

Warmest Wishes
Ellie

bajanKnit
04-10-2008, 06:02 PM
Hi Alicia

I just love that shade of blue!!! and that hat is adorable - I really like that little touch of white you use on top of a background, it's so delicate and pretty.

It's very nice to know that you're enjoying making the hats and putting up with us daft bats! :teehee:

Sometimes I get really fed up in the winter with its endless grey skies, so what I do is have a mooch through travel brochures and holiday supplements in newspapers, cut out anything that has an intensely blue sky in it and stick the pictures on my kitchen cupboards (no expense spared here).

You must miss that beautiful Caribbean blue an awful lot - so I thought I'd post this:

http://www.popartuk.com/photography/coastal-landscapes-photo/hammock-in-the-sun-pp0707-poster.asp

http://www.popartuk.com/photography/coastal-landscapes-photo/destiny-ii-pp30981-poster.asp

The hammock is where I go to sleep alot at night, especially in November and December and where I do most of the washing-up!

Thank you again for your kind help with this appeal - it's very generous of you and everyone involved to give their time like this.

Warmest Wishes
Ellie

Hi Ellie
You are to kind! and very funny.
I love your hammock it looks very comfy, perfect angle to catch the rising sun coming over the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean sea.
I do miss home especially during Autumn and Winter not because of the temperatures but because there is not alot of sun.However I have been soaking up the warm rays for a little while now and will be back in the Uk in a few weeks (dealing with some nasty issues here)

ritaw
04-11-2008, 10:29 AM
Bajanknit . I hope those nasty issues fade away fast :hug:
I am still under the weather but i have to come on and check things out .

I do not want Ellie getting into any mischief:roflhard:

bajanKnit
04-11-2008, 12:21 PM
Bajanknit . I hope those nasty issues fade away fast :hug:
I am still under the weather but i have to come on and check things out .

I do not want Ellie getting into any mischief:roflhard:
Hi Rita
Thank you very much I pray they go away fast as well.

Limey
04-11-2008, 03:19 PM
Alicia wrote:

I love your hammock it looks very comfy, perfect angle to catch the rising sun coming over the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean sea.
I do miss home especially during Autumn and Winter not because of the temperatures but because there is not alot of sun.However I have been soaking up the warm rays for a little while now and will be back in the Uk in a few weeks ....

Hi Alicia

We just want you to know that if you hop backwards and forwards to the Caribbean on a regular basis that there is a string of volunteers here just ready and waiting to carry your bags!!!

Just say the word and we're with you - all the way!!!:teehee:


Hi Rita

Glad to know that you're sounding more like your 'normal' self, if that isn't a contradiction in terms!

Cheek! As if I EVER get into mischief or do daft things!:wink:

Love and Best Wishes

Ellie

bajanKnit
04-11-2008, 07:30 PM
Hi Alicia

We just want you to know that if you hop backwards and forwards to the Caribbean on a regular basis that there is a string of volunteers here just ready and waiting to carry your bags!!!

Just say the word and we're with you - all the way!!!

Hi Ellie
Sure I would love some help carrying my bags just as long as you don't mind suffering in the 27 to 30 degree weather we have here
:) :rofl: although I am sure you much prefer the -5 to 10 degrees the Uk offers :) :rofl:

Oh here is another little one for the little ones.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2137/2405812999_d4a6561561_m.jpg

Limey
04-12-2008, 06:46 AM
Hi Ellie
Sure I would love some help carrying my bags just as long as you don't mind suffering in the 27 to 30 degree weather we have here
:) :rofl: although I am sure you much prefer the -5 to 10 degrees the Uk offers :) :rofl:

Oh here is another little one for the little ones.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2137/2405812999_d4a6561561_m.jpg

Hi Alicia

No sacrifice is too great for us when it comes to helping a mate - we will gladly suffer 27 -30c degrees - in fact, we specialise in :sun:suffering in hot temperatures. No problem at all! :hot::hot::hot::hot::hot:

We've already decided between us who will be carrying which bag!:teehee:

I'm the one with the hammocks and ice-lollies.:wink:


Thank you too for the adorable little hat - it's very kind of you to keep 'em coming!


Best Wishes and many thanks.

Ellie

bajanKnit
04-12-2008, 12:27 PM
Hi Alicia

No sacrifice is too great for us when it comes to helping a mate - we will gladly suffer 27 -30c degrees - in fact, we specialise in :sun:suffering in hot temperatures. No problem at all! :hot::hot::hot::hot::hot:

We've already decided between us who will be carrying which bag!:teehee:

I'm the one with the hammocks and ice-lollies.:wink:


Thank you too for the adorable little hat - it's very kind of you to keep 'em coming!


Best Wishes and many thanks.

Ellie

Hi Ellie
Don't forget your sun block!!! Wouldn't want you turning into a raisin. :) :rofl: :)

ritaw
04-12-2008, 01:21 PM
lmao :) You lot are so funny !!!
I love the hat bajanknit. Are you finding time to eat and sleep lol

Karina
04-12-2008, 04:56 PM
Ellie I was wondering if there is a deadline for these hats or is it an ongoing project that will carry on long term. If this is long them somebody needs to make a button. although I have yet to figure out how to put them on the bottom of your messages.

Limey
04-12-2008, 05:14 PM
Hi Alicia

'fraid I don't turn into a raisin (wish I could) - I just burn lobster red and if I'm lucky, that tones down to an interesting shade of currant bun. If not, I go back to being mistaken for a milkbottle! :pout:

I think it's been about a week now since we started this knittery and knattery and if we count the hat I've just finished, then I make it that between us, we have made 18 hats this week!

cloud9:muah::hug::woot::yay: :happydance::cheering::woohoo::):grphug:

I think you're all such :star::star::star::star::star: ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH - YOU'RE ALL VERY KIND, GIVING YOUR TIME AND EFFORT LIKE THIS.

I'm not going to write how many such and such a person made because if I did the score might end up looking like this:

Alicia = off the radar; Momwolf = 3 zillion and 10; Rita = 3 zillion and 9 (she's not been well this week); Limey = 1.

Below is my latest offering:

Warmest Wishes

Ellie X X X X X

Limey
04-12-2008, 05:18 PM
Hi Karina

Thanks for asking about length of appeal, which is something I'm going to ask Save the Children about next week.

However, I imagine it will be going on for a little while yet, as there was another appeal on the Paul Brady show broadcast yesterday 11 April.

Will get back to you about this.


Sorry but I can't help with buttons - dunno whether Rita or Julie, who are more computer savvy than I am, can help you out.

Thanks so much again for making those lovely hats!

Best Wishes

Nikkilc
04-12-2008, 05:49 PM
sorry am a bit late getting into this life gets busy sometimes.i got a few hats i can send them and can knit up some more in different colours
i love seeing all the other hats people have posted so cute :inlove:
I cough the end of pauls show the other nite when they had loads of baskets of hats was amazing site:cheering:
way to go all of you :grphug:
Nikki

bajanKnit
04-12-2008, 06:50 PM
lmao :) You lot are so funny !!!
I love the hat bajanknit. Are you finding time to eat and sleep lol
Thank you and yes I take a little bite in between rounds!

bajanKnit
04-12-2008, 06:55 PM
Hi Alicia

'fraid I don't turn into a raisin (wish I could) - I just burn lobster red and if I'm lucky, that tones down to an interesting shade of currant bun. If not, I go back to being mistaken for a milkbottle! :pout:

I think it's been about a week now since we started this knittery and knattery and if we count the hat I've just finished, then I make it that between us, we have made 18 hats this week!

cloud9:muah::hug::woot::yay: :happydance::cheering::woohoo::):grphug:

I think you're all such :star::star::star::star::star: ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH - YOU'RE ALL VERY KIND, GIVING YOUR TIME AND EFFORT LIKE THIS.

I'm not going to write how many such and such a person made because if I did the score might end up looking like this:

Alicia = off the radar; Momwolf = 3 zillion and 10; Rita = 3 zillion and 9 (she's not been well this week); Limey = 1.

Below is my latest offering:

Warmest Wishes

Ellie X X X X X









Ellie :)
You are too funny!I have not laughed this much in months thank you so very much! you have made my week. :) :) :hug: :muah: :) :)
I love your hat it is so purr-ty!:) :)

bajanKnit
04-12-2008, 07:36 PM
Hi I gave it a shot it sucks but hey! if you decide to use it I has to be resized.

Cynamar
04-12-2008, 07:40 PM
ANy particular fiber that is most desirable?

Karina
04-13-2008, 04:49 AM
Cynamar as far as I know, there are no restrictions on what fiber you use. I would assume that most items will be hand washed, cant imagine there is much access to washing machines.

Bajanknit love your button. please help me figure out how to put in in my message box thing. please step by step as I have tried this a few times before for the baby blankets etc, but am just not getting it.

Limey
04-13-2008, 07:23 AM
Mornin' Folks


First of all, thank you once again for working so hard on this project - you're just brilliant and I'll never be able to thank you all enough for helping the new-born babies.

Welcome aboard Nikki and Cyndi! - all contributions are gratefully grabbed - oops - I mean, received.

Cyndi, we have another lady in America - Momwolf, who is as keen as mustard to help with this appeal so I contacted Save the Children in London to ask about the best way for her to get the hats to them. Could she send the hats to Save the Children in their CT office?

This was the reply I received Friday:
Finally, with regard to your friend in Minnesota: Unfortunately, it is difficult for us to accept hats from outside the UK. The reason for this is that the message that comes with the hat is as important as the hat itself. These messages from UK voters to our Prime Minister will help ensure that the Government is doing everything it can to save children's lives. Messages from other countries will not have this strong political impact on Gordon Brown. Save the Children USA did a similar project with messages going to President Bush. They have stopped the project now, but might be restarting it. I would recommend that your friend get in touch with Save the Children US at www.savethechildren.org (http://www.savethechildren.org/) to find out whether or not they are currently able to make use of hats.

(sorry I can't change the font colour back to black, which will make it confusing about what I'm saying and what the charity is saying - so I'll do a separate reply now.)

Limey
04-13-2008, 07:26 AM
I can see the charity's point about UK citizens contacting the UK government, however, I don't think the babies, who desperately need these hats, are going to bother where they've come from.

I thought it only fair to give you this information, Cyndi, so that you have the opportunity to decide what you would like to do.

To answer your question about the type of yarn - if you do go ahead and make some hats - you just need any type of smooth yarn that is washable.

A small note about colour - the charity is asking that people don't knit all white hats, as white symbolises death in some African and Asian countries. However, it is perfectly OK to use white along with another colour. It's just all white hats that may pose a problem.

Thank you so much for wanting to help.

Warmest Wishes and Many Thanks.
Ellie

Limey
04-13-2008, 07:49 AM
On a lighter note, here is something that Julie - Momwolf, kindly sent me a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure it'll keep me out of mischief for quite a while, Rita.

The dark blue is Malabrigo but everything Julie sent me is beautifully soft and warm.

The cute, little hedgehog or chog, as I call them was a lovely gift from Rita.

Thank you both very much - they're adorable gifts.

Limey
04-13-2008, 07:57 AM
While mentioning gifts, Rita's 'chog' was the second toy she sent me.

The first was one of her little Blossoms. I've lost count of how many she made! Rita's ace at making toys and sends them to hospitals for children to keep or the toys are raffled off for funds towards the hospital.

The beautiful beads are courtesy of DQ - they're absolutely lovely and look like red rose petals in ice.

Thank you so much Jen and Rita.

Alicia thank you for all the hats you're making and I'm very glad you're having a chuckle!

momwolf
04-13-2008, 09:39 AM
Sorry I have been out of touch but I was stuck http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_11_8.gif At work .
I just had to see if you still stick to the flag pole if you stick your tongue on it :doh:Good thing a coworker came by.After he got me unstuck we began shoveling for the last 3 dayshttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_4_5.gif.
BAD storms here LOTS of snowhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_4_3.gif.
ALL of your hats look marvelous. Ellie You are doing such a wonderful job with this project!!! I'm just gonna send the hats to you and you can send them.Keep use laughing and we'll keep knitting for you .

momwolf
04-13-2008, 09:44 AM
Rita glad you are back to your old selfhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_30_113.gif

Cynamar
04-13-2008, 11:08 AM
Thank yoy for the information. If it comes down to it could we ship hats to one of you who is participating? Then they wouldn't know their hats were made in the USA. I would think that you could crank them out pretty quickly.

Love the hedgehog!!!

momwolf
04-13-2008, 11:49 AM
For anyone who wants to add a banner you save the picture to your desk top then you go to QIUCK links at the top of the page and go to Edit signature and then to browse and download it there and it should show up in- insert signature picture- box.Click on preview and it should paste in.If it doesn't just click on picture and drag it up to where you want it.Click on save signature .Thats it.

ritaw
04-13-2008, 12:41 PM
hI Everyone ,
What an excellent host our Ellie is . :) Thanks for posting a pic of my chog and elephant , Nice to see them again.
I Am only going to attach one note for the Prime miinister and the rest i am just going to send without .
To be honest with you . I do not think he will read them. that is how i feel .

People form outside the Uk . Just send them direct to save the children . They will be accepted . It is just the note to the prime minister that will not be considered.
Anyway after feeling a lot better yesterday , i decided to spend the whole day doing stuff. So today i have had the virus back threefold. (( Yes i know i should have listened to you Ellie > I can hear you saying i told ya so lol))
I still have 4 days of antibiotics to take so hopefully , i should start knitting by the end of the week hehehehehe
The hats are lovely . Everyone is doing a brilliant job :)

Limey
04-13-2008, 02:56 PM
Hi Folks

There doesn't seem to be any limit on the number of hats that need making, according to Paul's quote on this

link http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/41_5259.htm

Cyndi and Momwolf - It is extraordinarily kind of both of you to be willing to make hats and not even put your name on them - how generous can you get?

In return, if Save the Children in the US or any other American charity is organising a similar appeal, I will knit and send hats to you. I think that's only fair.

(Julie! - I can hear you chortling from 4,000 miles down the road!!!! What do you mean, the speed I knit the kids'll be 21 before they get them?)

Thanks very much too, Alicia and Julie for helping with the 'button' thingy, whatsit - I'm hopeless at these computer gizmoes.

Julie, how long did you have to wait before they got your tongue off that flagpole? :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: If I'd been one of your co-workers, I'd have been sorely tempted to leave you there! :rofl::rofl: (Well, for a little while at least) - how did they unstick you? Bucket of water? Blowtorch? Did they say your LYS had a closing- down sale, or what?

Nikki - It doesn't matter at all that we're a few days in - please just keep on knitting and thank you so much.

Rita - I hope you'll be feeling better very soon - please don't go gallivanting again until you've given yourself a chance to rest! Bad Lass!

Many thanks to everyone who is helping with this appeal - every hat is needed and appreciated!

Best Wishes to you all.

Ellie

momwolf
04-14-2008, 12:35 AM
Here's some different banners if you want
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/momwolf53/th_Ribbonblue.jpg (http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/momwolf53/Ribbonblue.jpg)http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/momwolf53/th_Saveababyribbon.jpg (http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/momwolf53/Saveababyribbon.jpg)http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/momwolf53/th_Ribbonbluepink.jpg (http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/momwolf53/Ribbonbluepink.jpg)

ritaw
04-14-2008, 11:14 AM
Hi Everyone,
I thought i would try and knit today . I am quite tired and have a headache now but here is what i came up with .
Ellie ! pretend you did not see this post lol . It is just your imagnation . I was not knitting . I was taking it easy and resting like you told me too. Really!!! :knitting:

Cynamar
04-14-2008, 01:48 PM
That hat is so cute! Since when is knitting not resting?

ritaw
04-14-2008, 02:09 PM
That hat is so cute! Since when is knitting not resting?
Thanks !!:hug:
I have rested when i can . But when i have a 7yr old on holidays from school , i still have to get on with stuff if i can . I did sleep a lot the first few days though .

Limey
04-14-2008, 06:03 PM
That hat is so cute! Since when is knitting not resting?


Hiya Cindi

When Rita's got a full head of steam on, that's when! :knitting::knitting::knitting::knitting::knitting: :knitting::knitting::knitting::knitting::knitting: :knitting::knitting:

I suppose she is resting - I've told her enough times - that lovely blue hat with the black stripe is just a figment of my imagination. She didn't knit it - not a knit or a purl in sight - it's not there.

I wouldn't say she knits fast but when she uses bamboo needles her hubby makes her sit next to a fire bucket.
:teehee:

Best Wishes
Ellie

momwolf
04-14-2008, 06:28 PM
Cute hat Rita:cheering: I'm behind as had to work today,but got half of one done. If you don't follow Dr.Ellie's Instructions you're gonna be in BIG trouble.:tap:She knows where you live:roll:
Ellie ,Thanks for all your work on trying to find us Americans a address to send the hats to.And another cute hat.WOW 2 hats done :noway: I'm impressed:cheering:You go girl:woot:
I was reading the pattern they give for the hats and it says to use soft wool.Now do you Brits call all yarn wool or do they mean real wool?I wonder if they mean real wool because most of the babies are born at home and the wool will keep them warmer. I suppose most of their homes are cold in the winter,and they do take their kids with them where ever they go.So maybe I'll just make the rest of the hats out of soft wool.What do ya think?

Cynamar
04-14-2008, 06:30 PM
You gals are hilarious! The imaginary cap is adorable.

Limey
04-15-2008, 04:20 AM
Cute hat Rita:cheering: I'm behind as had to work today,but got half of one done. If you don't follow Dr.Ellie's Instructions you're gonna be in BIG trouble.:tap:She knows where you live:roll:
Ellie ,Thanks for all your work on trying to find us Americans a address to send the hats to.And another cute hat.WOW 2 hats done :noway: I'm impressed:cheering:You go girl:woot:
I was reading the pattern they give for the hats and it says to use soft wool.Now do you Brits call all yarn wool or do they mean real wool?I wonder if they mean real wool because most of the babies are born at home and the wool will keep them warmer. I suppose most of their homes are cold in the winter,and they do take their kids with them where ever they go.So maybe I'll just make the rest of the hats out of soft wool.What do ya think?

Hiya Julie

What do you mean, two hats done!? Cheeky hound! Just how fast do you think I can knit? - Hell's teeth, I've only done one and a quarter. :teehee:

I'm sorry if the word 'wool' is causing a bit of confusion - Brits of a certain vintage (cough) use the word to cover every type of yarn.

Babies hats are knitted with smooth acrylic yarn. It is usually Double Knitting (aka DK) weight. I tend to buy DK that says on the label that it's for babies or toddlers. Most of this type of acrylic yarn is machine washable at low temperatures.

US Light Worsted seems to be the nearest weight to DK.

I've put a link to a weight chart below which seems to cover the whole range of wool - oops - yarn weights.


http://www.nezumiworld.com/crochet_003.htm

Thanks again Julie for all your kind help.

Best Wishes

Ellie

momwolf
04-15-2008, 05:10 AM
Ellie,Well that makes my life easier:roflhard:.Was starting to fret that I had to knit the hats I already have knitted over with wool.You Brits have such strange language http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_146_14.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_146_4.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_146_44.gif

Limey
04-15-2008, 05:15 AM
Hi Julie

You're right about it being cold during the winter.

Where I lived, near Johannesburg, it was bitterly cold at night. I just didn't realise how cold it could be until I went out one morning and found a thin layer of ice on the dogs water bowls.

Couldn't believe it until I remembered that Johannesburg is 6,000 ft above sea level.

Right now the temperatures will be getting towards freezing at night - during the day, it's not too bad if you can stay in the sun but even then, my kids needed warm winter coats.

April to September is a miserable time for people without access to electricity or gas or even running water. August can be a nightmare - it's known as the 'windy' month and can chill you in no time.

Sorry, I don't mean to preach but having lived there, I know just how cold it is.

Thank you all so much for your kind help. Each hat knitted will make a difference to someone's baby.

Best Wishes

Ellie

Limey
04-15-2008, 07:22 AM
Ellie,Well that makes my life easier:roflhard:.Was starting to fret that I had to knit the hats I already have knitted over with wool.You Brits have such strange language http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_146_14.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_146_4.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_146_44.gif


Nah then, our Julie

Doesn't tha goo seying that w'ev getten a strange road o' speykin, coz if tha does't, Ill start wreytin' in broad Lanci and then tha'll think tha's landed!

Chelp!

from 'er ovver 'ere

Karina
04-15-2008, 08:01 AM
Even people down south of England have trouble understanding that LOL

ritaw
04-15-2008, 08:35 AM
Even people down south of England have trouble understanding that LOL

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

DQ
04-15-2008, 09:20 AM
Made perfect sense to me :mrgreen:

momwolf
04-15-2008, 09:26 AM
Ellie
How come your speech is slurred ? http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_1_5.gif I can't understand a thing you said:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflh ard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: Well maybe a little.After all I can understand you some of the timehttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_146_14.gif

momwolf
04-15-2008, 09:29 AM
Made perfect sense to me :mrgreen:
Somehow I feel like a outcast on this pagehttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_9_7.gif
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard:

Nikkilc
04-15-2008, 09:56 AM
made perfect sence to me and i am from down south
could type in my west country accent but no one would understand it lol

Limey
04-15-2008, 09:59 AM
Even people down south of England have trouble understanding that LOL

:roflhard::roflhard::chair::chair:


Momwolf: Rita's a Cockney - she's from round London - very norf' n sahf.

They don't have a Lanci accent down there - it's just DQ and my good self who live in the north west of England - what used to be known as Lancashire.

According to Rita, she's told her family that I live in Southampton, Portsmouth and somewhere else. She can't remember the name of the town where I live (the mind does protect itself from pain!).:teehee:

You shouldn't feel like an outcast :roflhard::rofl: - after all, I've made you an Honorary *Pie (Jen, don't even think of asking what sort!).

Off for my afternoon snooze zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

All the Best
Ellie

* Pie = supporter of Wigan Warriors rugby league team and/or a native of that town.

DQ
04-15-2008, 10:14 AM
made perfect sence to me and i am from down south
could type in my west country accent but no one would understand it lol

Oooh go on!

DQ
04-15-2008, 10:23 AM
Somehow I feel like a outcast on this pagehttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_9_7.gif
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard:

Lern yerself some Scouse :wink:

http://www.mikekemble.com/mside/scouse1.html

bajanKnit
04-15-2008, 11:36 AM
Hi everyone I have been MIA for a few days, but I am back now seems I have been missing all the funnies (and they say Brits have no sense of humor) you guys are hilarious :lol: I will post pics later of finished hats.

ritaw
04-15-2008, 01:34 PM
Welcome back Bajanknit .
We brits can make anyone smile :)
Here is another contribution to the great cause :muah:

Limey
04-15-2008, 03:30 PM
Welcome back Bajanknit .
We brits can make anyone smile :)
Here is another contribution to the great cause :muah:

Hi Rita

I take Sam Pup to the park and when I get back, you've bounced out another lovely hat. :noway::knitting::knitting:Good on ya, my little demon knitter!.

I really like that lace pattern and the colour is just exquisite.

Welcome back Alicia! Don't worry about missing the chaff and banter, I'm sure there'll be plenty more.

Nikki - like Jen said, go on, give us a bash of your oo-ar!

Jen - the thought of Julie teaching herself Scouse!!!!:roflhard::rofl::chair::chair::chair:- nearly fell sideways when I read that. That's just too mind-boggling, even for me!

Thanks again everyone for the hats and thanks too for being such Daft Bats - it's great!.

All the Best

Ellie

Nikkilc
04-15-2008, 03:50 PM
ok here goes


beans as i ben knocking up a at over my ouse i ent ad muh tim to do muh peeking on ere
so i'd best get off my danny and get summat done before our dogs get orf me land

sounds better when spoke just imagine any old west country farmer and thats me lol oh and west country peeps have probs with h's as u can see up there lol
my accents bit softer now i been down south for 15 yrs
funny how even from the west side of the country London is still down south :teehee:
i sound like an old fashioned pirate on a good day looked for a pirate smiley couldn't find one :cry:
i think i broke the spell checker loads of red lines lol

Limey
04-15-2008, 06:52 PM
Nikki wrote:

beans as i ben knocking up a at over my ouse i ent ad muh tim to do muh peeking on ere
so i'd best get off my danny and get summat done before our dogs get orf me land

* * * * * * * * *

Hi Nikki

Just want you to know that your beans and your peekings are welcome here anytime - they be- they are - oo ar!:teehee:

We don't mind the odd wooden leg banging about the place but try and keep a lid on that parrot!

All the Best
Ellie

Cynamar
04-16-2008, 12:30 AM
Love the pink hat Rita! You are GOOD! And I love all of ya'll's accents!

momwolf
04-16-2008, 01:56 AM
Does anybody speak English around herehttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_1_19.gif
the thought of Julie teaching herself Scouse!!!!:roflhard::rofl::chair::chair::chair:- nearly fell sideways when I read that. That's just too mind-boggling, even for me!:tap:Ellie did you hurt yourself when you fell off the chairhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_107v.gif
Rita what a lovely hat !!!!!!!You're gonna have every baby in Africa wearing a hat at the rate you knit:roflhard::woohoo:http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_32_10.gif:woohoo:

ritaw
04-16-2008, 02:46 AM
Does anybody speak English around herehttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_1_19.gif
the thought of Julie teaching herself Scouse!!!!:roflhard::rofl::chair::chair::chair:- nearly fell sideways when I read that. That's just too mind-boggling, even for me!:tap:Ellie did you hurt yourself when you fell off the chairhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_107v.gif
Rita what a lovely hat !!!!!!!You're gonna have every baby in Africa wearing a hat at the rate you knit:roflhard::woohoo:http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_32_10.gif:woohoo:

Aww thanks so much Julie . I am enjoying making these and it is getting rid of stash too.
LOL Ellie . Good job when you nearly fell you were no where near some Apple and pears :roflhard:
Thanks everyone and keep :knitting: those hats :heart:

ritaw
04-16-2008, 01:14 PM
Here ya go !!!!:woohoo:

DQ
04-16-2008, 01:16 PM
Rita, are you really a person? I'm beginning to think you're actually a knitting machine! :passedout:

Cynamar
04-16-2008, 01:32 PM
An incredibly talented knitting machine! Your hats are awesome! I love all of them.

Cynamar
04-16-2008, 01:34 PM
How long does it take you to whip one out? Hats, I mean.

ritaw
04-16-2008, 01:42 PM
Hi Guys .
Thanks so much !DQ - No i can assure you i am not a machine lol But maybe i was in another life hahaaaaa :)
Cynamar it takes me a couple of hours to make one . Depends on the pattern . The lacey ones can take a little longer .

Cynamar
04-16-2008, 01:46 PM
They fascinate me, your hats. Makes my baby fever worse! I hope the moms of the babies that get them love them!

ritaw
04-16-2008, 01:51 PM
They fascinate me, your hats. Makes my baby fever worse! I hope the moms of the babies that get them love them!
Thank you so much :hug:

Limey
04-16-2008, 06:01 PM
Hiya Rita

Wow - those hats are absolutely lovely; and as the girls have said, you really bounce them out fast - magic! Dunno how you manage to knit one in a couple of hours - takes me a good couple of days and I don't have a little 'un to look after.

Hmmmmm ....... come to think of it though, I does have a lovely, black, loopy labrador and three cats, to say nothing of a hubby (and with mine, it's usually better to say nothing or we'll be here 'til next week!).;)

Best Wishes and thanks very much everyone for your kind help.

Ellie

sue in canada
04-16-2008, 08:34 PM
I have just been scanning this thread. All the hats are so cute, you are all doing a great job. Hats can become as addictive as socks.

ritaw
04-17-2008, 05:33 AM
I have just been scanning this thread. All the hats are so cute, you are all doing a great job. Hats can become as addictive as socks.
Thank you Sue ,
You are very right in saying that these little hats are addictive :)
I am aslo glad that the Canadian blankets for charity , that you are involved in is going so well .
Keep up the good work . Everylittle bit helps :)

Limey
04-17-2008, 05:55 AM
Rita said:

'You are very right in saying that these little hats are addictive'

* * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Get out of it!!! - It's no use blaming other knitters for your addiction!! :roll:

Just admit you were born with a pair of needles and a ball of wool in your mitts. :teehee: :knitting::knitting:

Get blamed for everything round here, I do :violin:


Thanks very much for your help, Rita - it's much appreciated.

All the Best

Nikkilc
04-17-2008, 06:43 AM
i can knit 1 baby hat in about 1hr as long as its not a fancy one
have done 4 since Monday. knit them mostly while waiting for the kids to finished things or be picked up
i am well chuffed

ritaw
04-17-2008, 07:24 AM
Rita said:

'You are very right in saying that these little hats are addictive'

* * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Get out of it!!! - It's no use blaming other knitters for your addiction!! :roll:

Just admit you were born with a pair of needles and a ball of wool in your mitts. :teehee: :knitting::knitting:

Get blamed for everything round here, I do :violin:
Hahahahaha lol What can i say ! I am coming clean ! I AM AN ADDICT:roflhard: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and yes it is all Ellies fault :rofl:

Hey Nikklic , Show us a pic :heart: of your lovely hats .

momwolf
04-17-2008, 08:24 AM
I got 2 more done:cheering:

ritaw
04-17-2008, 08:47 AM
Hey Julie , They are so cute :) I love the red one . Those hearts are just so sweet .

momwolf
04-17-2008, 09:20 AM
Hey Nikklic , Show us a pic :heart: of your lovely hats .
Ya show us some pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Rita,women who knits like the wind LOL LOL

Cynamar
04-17-2008, 10:19 AM
Those are adorable, Momwolf!

ritaw
04-17-2008, 11:06 AM
Ya show us some pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Rita,women who knits like the wind LOL LOL
I like that ! I may just change my name to "Knits like the wind" I think it suits me lol :yay:

bajanKnit
04-17-2008, 01:16 PM
Hi Rita Gorgeous hats as usual !! The babies in africa with be "tre' chic" the envy of all our babies.:) :) :balloons:

By the way what is "Scouse"???????:wall:

unfortuntley forme I ave had a visit from the :frog: :frog: frog pond with my last few hats I have tried kintting for some reason just didn't make the grade. So I will "knit knit like the wind" to catch up.:X: :X: :X:

Limey
04-17-2008, 03:21 PM
Wow!

I'm really bowled over by all your lovely and kind work.

I love those two hats, Julie and thank you both, Rita and Nikki, for bouncing them out so fast.

'Women who knit like the wind' is a great name for fast knitters; just call me Gaviscon, would ya? or as DQ would say 'Would yous?'



Hi Rita Gorgeous hats as usual !! The babies in africa with be "tre' chic" the envy of all our babies.:) :) :balloons:

By the way what is "Scouse"???????:wall:

unfortuntley forme I ave had a visit from the :frog: :frog: frog pond with my last few hats I have tried kintting for some reason just didn't make the grade. So I will "knit knit like the wind" to catch up.:X: :X: :X:


Hi Alicia

We've missed you, so welcome back!

I am not, no, not ever, never, getting into some explanation of what is Scouse. A brief description will suffice, I hope.

This strange race of people, who live just up the road from me and are sometimes to be seen lurking in local town centres, inhabit a place called Liverpool.

It is one of the world's mysteries how they ended up 'speaking' if that is the right word, as they do. It has to be heard to be believed!

They live on a local dish of what they call *Scouse - it's some sort of weird concoction of their own and you'll find many of the ingredients were first transported on the back of a lorry.

* hence the name, 'Scouser'


Sorry you've been visited by the 'Frog' but please just enjoy your knitting, and having a laugh with us Daft Bats - no need to play 'catch up'.

Thanks everyone again for all your kind help!

Ellie - (busy doing a moonlight flit before Jen - DQ - clocks this thread!)

Nikkilc
04-17-2008, 03:23 PM
this is my doll who helps me with head sizing lol
the yellow one above dolly is all rib but very stretchy i havn't sewed 2 of them up yet but will do later
as you can see i just do simple ones
nothing compared to all your lovely ones


ps i thought Scouse's were the people who wore brown shirts and shorts and went hiking up mountains and tied knots ;)

Limey
04-17-2008, 03:32 PM
Hi Nikki

Thanks so much for making those hats - they're lovely and I think those colours are the bees knees for babies.

It doesn't matter at all if they're not 'Fancy' - they're exactly what's needed, nice and cosy and very stretchy.

I think you must have endless patience to knit a hat that's all rib - 12 rows of 2 x 2 and I'm ready to call it a day with the ribbing.

Thanks so much for your time and effort - I very much appreciate it.

Best Wishes

Nikkilc
04-17-2008, 03:41 PM
it was 36 rows of 2 x2 plus decreasing
be a while before i do that again lol

DQ
04-17-2008, 04:15 PM
Wow!

I'm really bowled over by all your lovely and kind work.

I love those two hats, Julie and thank you both, Rita and Nikki, for bouncing them out so fast.

'Women who knit like the wind' is a great name for fast knitters; just call me Gaviscon, would ya? or as DQ would say 'Would yous?'






Hi Alicia

We've missed you, so welcome back!

I am not, no, not ever, never, getting into some explanation of what is Scouse. A brief description will suffice, I hope.

This strange race of people, who live just up the road from me and are sometimes to be seen lurking in local town centres, inhabit a place called Liverpool.

It is one of the world's mysteries how they ended up 'speaking' if that is the right word, as they do. It has to be heard to be believed!

They live on a local dish of what they call *Scouse - it's some sort of weird concoction of their own and you'll find many of the ingredients were first transported on the back of a lorry.

* hence the name, 'Scouser'


Sorry you've been visited by the 'Frog' but please just enjoy your knitting, and having a laugh with us Daft Bats - no need to play 'catch up'.

Thanks everyone again for all your kind help!

Ellie - (busy doing a moonlight flit before Jen - DQ - clocks this thread!)


You'd better run!! :out:


Here's a bit of Scouse for you all --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBYlXfjKru4


:teehee::teehee::teehee::teehee::teehee::teehee::t eehee:

DQ
04-17-2008, 04:17 PM
Oh and I'm sorry that I've stalled on the hats but I've done something to my shoulder and have had to take it easy with knitting. My mum has ordered me to the doctors so hopefully I'll be sorted out soon.

Nikkilc
04-17-2008, 04:21 PM
:hug: so sorry hope you get better soon and yes you must rest or it wont heal.

I still see the hospital physio for my back after the accident.
admits to knitting while waiting to see her lol :knitting:
but i do rest and have special exercises to do.

momwolf
04-17-2008, 05:25 PM
Rita-Knits Like The Wind-Suits you for sure :cheering:You should change your name to that:teehee:

Nikklic-Very cute hats,and thanks for sharing

Ellie-I thought Scouse was a stew:doh:

DQ-Rest up that shoulder

Limey
04-17-2008, 05:44 PM
Hiya Jen

Sorry to hear about your shoulder - you've probably strained it, trying to wring some Pie's neck!

Do as your Mum says and get it checked and please let us know how you're doing.

Julie -

Scouse is a sort of .... well, here's the recipe (specially for you)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4PRpMjoC_p4

All the Best

Cynamar
04-17-2008, 06:17 PM
Scouse sounds like some kind of game fowl.

Limey
04-17-2008, 06:28 PM
Scouse sounds like some kind of game fowl.


Depends if they're playing Manchester United.:teehee:

Best Wishes

momwolf
04-17-2008, 06:50 PM
Here ya go Rita

momwolf
04-17-2008, 06:52 PM
Ellie,I'm gonna make that for supper tomorrow LOL LOL

Cynamar
04-17-2008, 06:58 PM
Your hats are cute, Nikkilc! Love Rita's new icon!

ritaw
04-18-2008, 02:00 AM
Hi Everyone .
Jen _ Take it easy hun !!!
Alicia- those frogs are a pain but keep at it :)
Momwolf -- Love it !!!! i am going to use it as my avatar lol
Nik - The hats are lovely . I love the colours . The babies will be nice and warm.
Ellie - Thanks for making us all laugh :) You are just great !!!

DQ
04-18-2008, 04:07 AM
Depends if they're playing Manchester United.:teehee:

Best Wishes

:teehee::teehee::teehee:

I've got a doctors appointment this afternoon so hopefully they will give me some magic cream or something and I can get back to my knitting properly!

Karina
04-18-2008, 04:48 AM
Ellie I will have to make that dish for my father in-law that is just the sort of food he would die for. I would need more veg.

momwolf
04-18-2008, 07:11 AM
Rita-Looks good:cheering:

ritaw
04-18-2008, 08:31 AM
Jen I hope the Gp gives you something that can help .
And Julie thanks for my new avatar . I love it :)

Nikkilc
04-18-2008, 08:31 AM
thank you all for your nice remarks about my hats this one i knitted up this morning.
i have called it green petal.
it was really easy to knit.
its a form of the sideways cast on hats but just before the end i drew a running stitch through to form a flower :inlove:

am going to do some more in different colours
have gone for bright colours for most of my hats as i think they are fun

ritaw
04-18-2008, 08:42 AM
WOW !! love the hat !! It is really nice and cute . :)

ritaw
04-18-2008, 08:48 AM
Here is another one i made :)
Also pics of the finally finished popcorn bear that i have been doing since xmas.

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 08:54 AM
Green petal ts sweet! Great job! Nice avatar, Rita!

Nikkilc
04-18-2008, 09:06 AM
ritaw your hats are so cute and that bear is amazing :inlove:


Cynamar thank you :)

ritaw
04-18-2008, 09:10 AM
[quote=Nikkilc;1097219]ritaw your hats are so cute and that bear is amazing :inlove:

Thanks so much . I am glad you like them . :)

Limey
04-18-2008, 09:10 AM
Hiya Folks

What a brilliant hat, Nikki - it's a great idea to make them like flowers, just stunning!

Rita, I really like striped hats and yours is terrific. The Bear is awesome and I'm glad you've got him finished. He'll make a lovely gift for someone (no, I am not hinting! - I'm more than happy with my Chog and Elephant!!)

I am totally stunned at the range of hats everyone is making - beautiful colours and stitches - I think I'm going to re-name this thread and call it Unique Hats. There's a great range of hats being made - it's hard to believe that we're knitting the same item - because every one of them is totally different.

Thanks so much folks for all your help again - you're MAGIC.

I'll post a couple of offering later when I've got my eyes open - caught the insomniac express again - wish they'd re-route that thing!

Jen, please give us a shout and let us know what the doc has said, would you?

Best Wishes everyone and thank you all so much again for your wonderful and kind help.

Ellie

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 09:11 AM
Cute bear! Cute hat!

momwolf
04-18-2008, 09:40 AM
Nikkilc-CUTE hat:cheering:

Rita -You are welcome for the avatar.Your bear is ADORABLE!!Cute hat also.

Ellie-You are right,the hats are all so different and ALL are just as cute as the next someone finishes :cheering:LOVE them all!!!


EVERYONE-YOU ALL ROCK:woohoo::woot:

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 10:34 AM
I love them! So sweet!!!

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 10:44 AM
Woah! I replied to Limey's hat and now her post is after mine. Odd! Now I can't see her pictures so I guess she deleted and re-posted?

Limey
04-18-2008, 10:45 AM
Here are a couple of midnight offerings - one ribbed, knitted in the round and the other, flat - sorry about the picture quality - light's lousy today and no end of tweaking has helped much.

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 10:47 AM
Now I see them again! YAY! I can only see pictures that are uploaded directly here as all of the photo-hosting sites are blocked on this network.

momwolf
04-18-2008, 10:50 AM
I made this Pumpkin hat,but don't know if I will send it to you Ellie because they probably don't even know what a pumpkin is.But just had to knit it cause I thought it would be cute to knit.

Ellie-Hats are tooooooooo cute:cheering:

Limey
04-18-2008, 10:51 AM
Sorry Cyndi

I was looning around with the pic. The colours seemed a bit intense, so I popped back to the computer and tweaked them a bit. The colours seem darker than they really are.

Life's confusing enough without people thinking they're seeing things!:teehee::zombie::??:eyes:

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 10:55 AM
heehee You can say that again!

Love the pumpkin hat! It would be a perfect baby gift for someone due in the fall.

Limey
04-18-2008, 10:57 AM
Julie

That hat is absolutely wonderful!!!!

The colours are beautifully vibrant and whoever receives the hat will just love it - in fact, I'm so impressed with everyones hats that I'm on cloud9

You're all so very kind and generous with your time and effort, not to mention talent.

Thank you all again

momwolf
04-18-2008, 11:08 AM
Cyndi- That's a GOOD idea!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

bajanKnit
04-18-2008, 11:17 AM
Hi Everyone !!!

Ellie Thank you! You are a real riot!:rofl:

Momwolf Love Rita's new avatar :)

Nikkilc your hats are nice and I love the colours.

bajanKnit
04-18-2008, 11:19 AM
thank you all for your nice remarks about my hats this one i knitted up this morning.
i have called it green petal.
it was really easy to knit.
its a form of the sideways cast on hats but just before the end i drew a running stitch through to form a flower :inlove:

am going to do some more in different colours
have gone for bright colours for most of my hats as i think they are fun
Wow really cute!

bajanKnit
04-18-2008, 11:23 AM
Here is another one i made :)
Also pics of the finally finished popcorn bear that i have been doing since xmas.
Hi Rita your hat is so cute and the bear the bear it looks so cuddly I need one of those right about now!! It reminds me of my DH who by the way (my pet name for him is Boo Bear)

:) :) :) :) :)
Alicia

momwolf
04-18-2008, 11:24 AM
Ellie,You need a avatar :tap:Let's all bug Ellie till she makes one up:woohoo::cheering::woot: Ellie,You need a avatar Ellie,You need a avatar Ellie,You need a avatar Ellie,You need a avatar Ellie,You need a avatar Ellie,You need a avatar Ellie,You need a avatar Ellie,You need a avatar Ellie,You need a avatar Ellie,You need a avatar Ellie,You need a avatar:woohoo::cheering::blooby:

bajanKnit
04-18-2008, 11:27 AM
Here are a couple of midnight offerings - one ribbed, knitted in the round and the other, flat - sorry about the picture quality - light's lousy today and no end of tweaking has helped much.
Hi Ellie
Your hats are very colorful and cute!! :cheering:

:) :) :) :) :) :)
Alicia

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 11:31 AM
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DQ
04-18-2008, 11:31 AM
All these hats are beautiful! :heart::heart::heart::heart:

bajanKnit
04-18-2008, 11:32 AM
I made this Pumpkin hat,but don't know if I will send it to you Ellie because they probably don't even know what a pumpkin is.But just had to knit it cause I thought it would be cute to knit.

Ellie-Hats are tooooooooo cute:cheering:
Momwolf I absolutely adore that pumkin hat it reminds me of my fist time seeing the leaves changing color during Autumn!!

:) :) :) :) :) :)
Alicia

momwolf
04-18-2008, 11:32 AM
Ellie, Look what I found http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/11/11_9_12.gif :roflhard: bring back memories

Cyndi-http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_32_10.gif

Alicia-Thank you

bajanKnit
04-18-2008, 11:34 AM
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Sorry Mum
:) :) :) :) :)
Alica

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 11:34 AM
Who is Ellie?

Karina
04-18-2008, 11:38 AM
Love all the hats that are being made, Haven' made a hat in a couple of days better get back to it.

Rita I so want that bear, its beautiful

DQ
04-18-2008, 11:39 AM
Who is Ellie?

Limey :wink:

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 11:40 AM
Ah! I suspected as much. She really needs an avatar.

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 11:41 AM
So does Karina.

DQ
04-18-2008, 11:59 AM
http://nitecloak.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/thelime.thumbnail.jpghttp://www.wisechoiceuk.com/ProdImages/limeysorluvly.jpghttp://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/22040000/22046514.JPG


Google gave some interesting 'limey'' results...

:teehee:

bajanKnit
04-18-2008, 12:09 PM
http://nitecloak.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/thelime.thumbnail.jpghttp://www.wisechoiceuk.com/ProdImages/limeysorluvly.jpghttp://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/22040000/22046514.JPG


Google gave some interesting 'limey'' results...

:teehee:
I really like "the Old Limey" :) :rofl:

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 12:16 PM
Cute!

ritaw
04-18-2008, 12:31 PM
Ellie , your hats are so sweet and baby fresh looking , Lovely work . Oh And ellie , you need an avatar hahahahhahaha.
Alicia , Thanks so much and i hope you get to see your Boo soon :)
Julie . WOW!! Love the pumpkin hat . It is beautiful .:)
Thanks to eveyone for your comments on the bear . xxxxx

Limey
04-18-2008, 01:00 PM
YOU ROTTEN LOT!!!!!!!!!!!
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::chair::ch air::chair::chair::chair::chair::chair::chair::cha ir::chair:

OOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!



I've heard that Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold - but this is damn ridiculous!!!!!

Julie, that is the last time I tell you about weirdoes peeping over (yes, I said PEEPING) over walls in the park at me !!!!!!!!

And as for you, Jen, jus' coz someone implies Scousers might make off with your grandma's teeth when you're not looking ...Tut, Well ....!!!!

I did once pootle about, looking for an avatar but all I could come up with was a dish of mouldy, old limes, and I thought 'nah!' - so what does Jen comes up with but another mouldy, old lime. I suppose fate is trying to tell me something there!

Alicia, I can only apologise for the the wayward influence that these knitters have had on you.

Poor lass came swinging in here the other week, just expecting to knit a few baby hats and lands in all this! Nutters and Knitters Not So Anonymous.

Thanks so much for the great laugh - Daft Bats!

DQ
04-18-2008, 01:00 PM
I really like "the Old Limey" :) :rofl:

I do too :teehee::teehee:

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 01:09 PM
Yeah, she's pretty cool.

Limey
04-18-2008, 01:14 PM
Oi! - Never mind all this soft soap, 'I like the old limey' !!!!

Have you read that caption, DQ? - I'm going blind trying to read it and all I can make out is

Old, Limey, Sex, Fun?

Can you please tell me what it all says?

I quite like the picture too but I'm not going to be held responsible for bending people's minds if I don't know what it says!

****************************************

How did you make out at the doctor's? How's you shoulder doing?

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 01:16 PM
It says "for a good time call Limey" and has your number.

Limey
04-18-2008, 01:30 PM
It says "for a good time call Limey" and has your number.

Cyndi !!!!!!!!!!

Your sense of humour is getting as bad as some Brits' I know of!

:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

We're definitely a baaaaaaaaad influence.

And Julie's never been the same since she read all those Scouse terms DQ posted - :eyes::shock::shock::help:

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 01:35 PM
I'm getting more comfortable with you all. Give me some time and I'll be the bad influence! It's hard to use humor--at least smart-alecky, sarcastic humor--on a board because folks can't hear you and know how yu really meant it.

DQ
04-18-2008, 02:11 PM
It says "for a good time call Limey" and has your number.


:rofl:

What it really says is - " Until I read The Old Limey I had no idea that sex, drugs, booze, and elderly British generals could be such fun - Christopher Buckley"

Nikkilc
04-18-2008, 02:12 PM
you lot crack me up to i go away to knit another hat while waiting in car for kids and what do i come back too

3 pages of madness lol:roflhard:

ritaw
04-18-2008, 02:17 PM
you lot crack me up to i go away to knit another hat while waiting in car for kids and what do i come back too

3 pages of madness lol:roflhard:

We all need straight jackets :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
ELLIE, NEEDS AN AVATAR . i THOUGHT I WOULD JUST REMIND YOU ALL :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:

Nikkilc
04-18-2008, 02:21 PM
wonder if you can knit in a straight jacket lol

bajanKnit
04-18-2008, 02:49 PM
It says "for a good time call Limey" and has your number.
Oooohhhh my gosh you people need serious help!! You lot are crazzzzzyyyyyyyyy!!! But I am loving all of it. :rofl: :) :rofl: :yay: I spend so much time stalking the forum that I can't find time to knit. :rofl: :chair: :chair: :chair:

:) :) :) :)
Alicia

Limey
04-18-2008, 02:58 PM
:rofl:

What it really says is - " Until I read The Old Limey I had no idea that sex, drugs, booze, and elderly British generals could be such fun - Christopher Buckley"

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::r ofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rof l::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Well, I can't speak about British Generals, especially elderly ones

:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

and the rest is my business!!!!!

Jen,

You're a health-hazard! You shouldn't be let loose - never laughed so much for ages!

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 02:59 PM
Me, too! My knitting basket is next to me. Does that count?

Limey
04-18-2008, 02:59 PM
wonder if you can knit in a straight jacket lol

:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard:


You can if you slip the warder a tenner first!

Limey
04-18-2008, 03:03 PM
Oooohhhh my gosh you people need serious help!! You lot are crazzzzzyyyyyyyyy!!! But I am loving all of it. :rofl: :) :rofl: :yay: I spend so much time stalking the forum that I can't find time to knit. :rofl: :chair: :chair: :chair:

:) :) :) :)
Alicia


:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

and people say 'knitting is boring'

Limey
04-18-2008, 03:08 PM
We all need straight jackets :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
ELLIE, NEEDS AN AVATAR . i THOUGHT I WOULD JUST REMIND YOU ALL :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:


Rita

Are you seriously suggestin' that I troll and ferkle around this Forum with an avatar saying that!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????

Nikkilc
04-18-2008, 04:34 PM
a quick question
do we know when they need all these hats in by?
i looked at there web site and it dose not say
i just wondered how quick i need to kit lol
in truth i have a lot of add size balls of acrylic wool and would like to use them all up on this good cause.


now back to the fun

limey needs an avatar :teehee:

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 04:46 PM
Hey, Nikkikc--that's off-topic. How dare you!

Limey needs an avatar.

Nikkilc
04-18-2008, 04:57 PM
wasn't quite i did say she needed avatar so :-P

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 05:03 PM
Oh, well you're okay then. We won't have to flog you. You are right. She does need an avatar.

Limey
04-18-2008, 05:24 PM
a quick question
do we know when they need all these hats in by?
i looked at there web site and it dose not say
i just wondered how quick i need to kit lol
in truth i have a lot of add size balls of acrylic wool and would like to use them all up on this good cause.


now back to the fun

limey needs an avatar :teehee:

Hi Nikki

I'll find out from Save the Children how long the appeal will be running.

* * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * *

http://www.regnery.com/regnery/010321_oldlimey.html

The cover of the book would make a great avatar but I can't see the publishers being too chuffed if anyone used it.


Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for the laughs.

Yeah, yeah .... will look for an avatar, promise - I'd better find one anyway, before Julie or one of you other menaces does.

momwolf
04-18-2008, 09:10 PM
Here ya go Ellie

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 09:24 PM
Ooooh! Good ones!

ritaw
04-19-2008, 03:56 AM
Great avatars Julie
ELLIE ! PICK ONE :)

Limey
04-19-2008, 08:19 AM
Great avatars Julie
ELLIE ! PICK ONE :)


Rita! and now Cyndi

Will you two kindly cease and desist from encouraging Julie? She can manage perfectly well with her own brand of lunacy (it'll be a full moon in a couple of nights as well, so watch out!) without you adding further to it.:teehee:


If you think I'm going to be portrayed as some grumpy old granny, sitting in a rocking chair next to an orange cat, you've got another think coming! None of my cats are ginger! :grrr:


OK - just to humour you lot:

JOB VACANCY: Wanted immediately- patient avatar, willing to oversee Brit and American eejits with tact, diplomacy, tolerance and above all, silence.

Green teddy bears, toting bowler hats and brollies will be given preferential treatment.

However, if there is a shortage of green bears, other ethnicities and eccentricties will be considered i.e. ageing hippy, Key Lime Pie, Desert Island (truly deserted - and able to repel invasion by other knitters and knutters, especially those on KH), coconut tree with its own lime, etc. given full consideration.

Previous applicants, ducks wrapped in Union Jack flag, grey-haired grannies !!!! - (just you wait, Julie!!!!) need not apply.

Pay and Conditions pitiful and gruelling. Must be able to tolerate bad jokes, Scouse, Cockney, West Country and Lanci accents and able and willing to translate and torture the English Language into colonial pidjin, aka American.

Apply Within.

Closing date: Sunday 19 April. If no applicants are forthcoming, hubby will be dispatched to Tesco to go and buy a coconut and a lime (says he can't manage a coconut tree in the car - excuses!)

Cynamar
04-19-2008, 08:21 AM
'Cause you need an avatar.

momwolf
04-19-2008, 08:37 AM
JOB VACANCY: Wanted immediately- patient avatar, willing to oversee Brit and American eejits with tact, diplomacy, tolerance and above all, silence.

Well guess that leaves me out:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflha rd::roflhard:ageing hippy,--:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard:

momwolf
04-19-2008, 09:22 AM
I kinda like the dancing hippy :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
That one suits you

bajanKnit
04-19-2008, 09:32 AM
I kinda like the dancing hippy :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
That one suits you
ooooohhhh Ellie pick the hippie pick the hippie :chair: :chair: :chair:

momwolf
04-19-2008, 09:37 AM
How about this one

bajanKnit
04-19-2008, 09:54 AM
Ellie a hippie under a coconut tree in a hammock with a tall glass of "sex on the beach" Here is a link for some great recipes Drink (http://www.drinksmixer.com/cat/116/)
:) :) :)
Alicia

Limey
04-19-2008, 10:14 AM
How about this one

That's cheatin', that is! - you've got inside information! :teehee:

momwolf
04-19-2008, 10:17 AM
I rather like the dancing Hippy chick

Limey
04-19-2008, 10:18 AM
Ellie a hippie under a coconut tree in a hammock with a tall glass of "sex on the beach" Here is a link for some great recipes Drink (http://www.drinksmixer.com/cat/116/)
:) :) :)
Alicia


oo Alicia! - you ARE awful, but I like you!

***********************************************

I am giving notice that I have found a suitable avatar - tasteful, exotic and exclusive - just like me.

Speaking of Ageing Hippies - could you lot amuse yourselves please with this

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7JFjYzuXesw

while I get busy on this Avatar thingy, whatsit, malarkey!

bajanKnit
04-19-2008, 10:44 AM
:cheering: :woot: :woohoo: :cheering: :woot: :woohoo: Ellie's got an avatar!!

:) :)

Nikkilc
04-19-2008, 10:57 AM
comes back from watching 21 at cinema and gets greeted by avatar fun and i missed it oh well.
on plus side while watching film i got 2 and a 1/4 hats knitted lol

on other side i want a new one now urs all are cool and mines a mad spy squirrel lol

Limey
04-19-2008, 10:57 AM
:cheering: :woot: :woohoo: :cheering: :woot: :woohoo: Ellie's got an avatar!!

:) :)


Yeah - and not a duck in sight!

Limey
04-19-2008, 11:01 AM
comes back from watching 21 at cinema and gets greeted by avatar fun and i missed it oh well.
on plus side while watching film i got 2 and a 1/4 hats knitted lol

on other side i want a new one now urs all are cool and mines a mad spy squirrel lol


You knit in the dark nikki? That's some trick, that is!

I've been meaning to say, you've got the wrong coloured squirrel - if it's a Brit, shouldn't it be red? Or did it go grey because you put the poor little thing on KH?

Hope you enjoyed the film!

Catcha later.

momwolf
04-19-2008, 12:21 PM
you're no fun:nails: I like these much better:cheering:

Cynamar
04-19-2008, 12:30 PM
Nice one, Ellie!

Nikkilc
04-19-2008, 01:33 PM
Limey
its not to hard to knit in cinema's the screen is lit up lol
was a good film it just stops me eating junk if i knit while i watch
and yes i get odd looks but the staff at the cinema are used to me knitting away
some are hinting they want scarfs for next winter lol

and where i live there are black squirrels
the one in the pic has faded lol

Cynamar
04-19-2008, 01:35 PM
I used to live in Princeton and they have back squirrels there.

Limey
04-19-2008, 03:49 PM
you're no fun:nails: I like these much better:cheering:


I'm glad you like them Julie - in fact, if you like them so much, why don't you use them?:rofl:

Nothing stopping ya and they were your find after all - far be it from me to put the mockers on your hoppin' and boppin and howlin' - soon be a full moon now, kid - so you've not long to wait! :teehee:

momwolf
04-19-2008, 04:00 PM
Ellie-ageing hippy, Key Lime Pie, Desert Island (truly deserted - and able to repel invasion by other knitters and knutters, especially those on KH), coconut tree with its own lime, etc. given full consideration.

Your the one that advertised for these:roll: Worked my little fingers to the bone trying to find these and that's all the thanks I get?:!!!:
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard:

Limey
04-19-2008, 04:42 PM
Limey
its not to hard to knit in cinema's the screen is lit up lol
was a good film it just stops me eating junk if i knit while i watch
and yes i get odd looks but the staff at the cinema are used to me knitting away
some are hinting they want scarfs for next winter lol

and where i live there are black squirrels
the one in the pic has faded lol


screen lit up? That's a good one, that is, well, it would be if you knew what happened when I went to the new cinema in town just after it opened.

My friend and I got in a minute or two late and bolted through a door, brandishing our tickets in hot little hands.

Couldn't see a damn thing :cool: - nothing, total darkness. I could hear the film booming out somewhere in the murk ahead of us in this endless tunnel or Black Hole we seemed to have found ourselves in, :figureditout: so I started fishing for my little pocket torch in my handbag but I dropped it. The two of us were crouching down trying to feel for the thing when a couple of other punters came bounding in and walked straight into us.

Daft beggars! Why couldn't they look where they were going? Honestly! - some people!

All hell broke loose coz someone's glasses fell off and we were all scared of moving in case we trod on them. Other people came in then and we shouted for them to go back and get someone with a torch. :help::help:

Ten minutes later, we flopped into some seats, battered, bruised and very embarrassed.:oops::help:

Moral of the story: Always switch on your torch first before entering any black hole. Can't tell you how handy that's been.

Limey
04-19-2008, 04:53 PM
Ellie-

Your the one that advertised for these:roll: Worked my little fingers to the bone trying to find these and that's all the thanks I get?:!!!:
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard:


Yup!

After lengthy consideration, I regret to inform you that your application for post of Ageing Hippy avatar has been rejected.

The grounds for rejection are: No one in their right mind, (and sometimes that does include me) would be caught dead wearing PINK if they sport a currant bun complexion and light brown hair.

The vacancy has now been filled. The tasteful and classy avatar we have employed has commenced duties immediately.

Thank you for your interest and best wishes for the future. We hope your Ageing PINK Hippy finds a happy home.

Nikkilc
04-19-2008, 05:25 PM
screen lit up? That's a good one, that is, well, it would be if you knew what happened when I went to the new cinema in town just after it opened.

My friend and I got in a minute or two late and bolted through a door, brandishing our tickets in hot little hands.

Couldn't see a damn thing :cool: - nothing, total darkness. I could hear the film booming out somewhere in the murk ahead of us in this endless tunnel or Black Hole we seemed to have found ourselves in, :figureditout: so I started fishing for my little pocket torch in my handbag but I dropped it. The two of us were crouching down trying to feel for the thing when a couple of other punters came bounding in and walked straight into us.

Daft beggars! Why couldn't they look where they were going? Honestly! - some people!

All hell broke loose coz someone's glasses fell off and we were all scared of moving in case we trod on them. Other people came in then and we shouted for them to go back and get someone with a torch. :help::help:

Ten minutes later, we flopped into some seats, battered, bruised and very embarrassed.:oops::help:

Moral of the story: Always switch on your torch first before entering any black hole. Can't tell you how handy that's been.

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

wonder if your mobile light up when you open it mine does says a lot of bumps in the dark lol
also i tend to get to the cinema early with my son's aspergers it's easier to seat when it less busy and he is more relaxed

momwolf
04-19-2008, 06:40 PM
Ellie-I regret to inform you that your application for post of Ageing Hippy avatar has been rejected.http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_9_9.gif
So the Beach it ishttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_11_61.gif

Moral of the story: Always switch on your torch first before entering any black hole. Can't tell you how handy that's been.


http://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.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_5_104.gif story

Limey
04-19-2008, 10:05 PM
Aw ... Now, now, Julie

Don't take on :hug::hug: I'm sure we can find a good home for your Ageing Hippy Avatar.

Have you tried here? http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eYKY2lpxMg8


Should feel right at home there! :-P