Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Yes it's Wednesday again and time to pop over to Julia's Stamping ground to see what my fellow crafters are busy making. I haven't managed to get there for a couple of weeks and I nearly didn't today, but I wanted to show you all something amazing. My desk was very clear and tidy this morning, because tomorrow we are coming to UK for a week. But this afternoon I used it to sort through the knitting that I and my friends have done for the Fish and Chip babies in Africa. Please see my previous post if you have no idea what I am talking about.

Anyway, just two weeks ago I asked a few friends to help me knit these little jumpers and beanie hats, and here is what they made. I have no less than eighty, yes 80, sets to bring to UK with me for delivery. People are so generous with their time and materials. I am overwhelmed by their response. They were deliberately asked to knit in dark, bright colours because the garments will probably never be washed. Don't they look great? 
Goodness knows whether I will get them all in to my case, but I shall have a jolly good try.

I am afraid I will not get to visit many of you this week, but I will try. I just have a few last minute things that have to be done first. I won't be around next week as that will be our last day, and it will be a very hectic visit, but I will be back as soon as I can.


Jean Straw said...

Oh my!! What a fabulous response. Jean x

MaxineD said...

What an incredible response - happy travelling :-)

Saskia said...

It's incredible, Kate!

Di said...

Wow Kate - totally amazing! Well done to all concerned.

Safe travelling - and happy WOYWW!

xx #54

BumbleVee said...

Awww...good for you and your friends...doing so many little knitties....


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Woot woot. Many congrats for getting this all organised. You are a total star.

Wishing you a safe and happy journey.

Sarn xxx

Chris Powell said...

Safe journey ,I wish I could knit

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I'm so late, you're here already! Hope you're having a lovely time back here, if a little dull and cool weather wise! You and your friends have done a great job, those baby swaddled are just the best.

Ruth said...

This is such a wonderful thing that you and your friends are doing! The little ones will feel snuggly and secure in their jumpers and beanies.