Thursday, 13 September 2007

The Big Knit

Being partly true to my word, I have been doing something crafty everyday – I just haven’t gotten around to blogging it, but hey, I never said I was perfect :P

I’m in the process of making Gracie’s a new school bag (a backpack) so I’ve been trying to work out the logistical nightmare that is backpack pattern pieces (my spatial awareness sucks! I can’t help it though; I’m a woman, so I’m at a genetic disadvantage from the outset, apparently). I need to buy a zip for that, then hopefully I can get started and it will be appearing at a playgroup near me shortly :)

In the meantime, I’ve somehow managed to get roped into making these:


I know you’re wondering what the hell they are! Well, they’re little hats, for Innocent Smoothie bottles – obviously!

The deal is this, Innocent smoothies have a charity event called “The Big Knit”. They ask people to knit these little hats which fit perfectly on top of their smoothie bottles. The hats are then put on the bottles that are sold in Sainsbury’s stores and for everyone that’s bought Innocent give 50 pence to charity – Age Concern’s “Fight the Freeze” campaign.

I found the whole thing hilarious, and a stroke of fundraising genius and when the lady who organises the college’s effort for this found out I was a knitter she immediately harangued me into signing up (apparently my predecessor was quite a prolific “little hat” knitter, so I’ve got a lot to live up to!).

If you want to join in with “The Big Knit" and whip up some little hats of your very own the check out the website, here. There are also some little hat making instructions, here and their very own blog – which features a “hat of the week” – this weeks was little piggie hats :) I love piggies :) )

Right, blogging in work and it’s just about home time… woo hoo!! So, I’m off.........



Marmadaisy said...

Brilliant! Personally, I make my own smoothies but this sounds like a hoot. I'll get me needles out.

Mrs Moog said...

This is going to cost Moogsdad a fortune as our printer's packed up and I have to print this pattern!

I think this is a great event and such a good cause - big well done to the Innocent folks :)