Battery Hen Coats

If you’re into knitting and would like a new project, how about whipping up little coats for battery hens? When battery hens are saved they have few feathers to keep them warm.  These wonderful little coats help with this and encourage the growth of new feathers. Shawn from  www.animalsanctuary.co.nz says she can use them, and if she gets too many, she can …

 

 

DIY Face, Wash, Dishcloth

This easy pattern is one from the archives. You don’t need to be a seasoned knitter to whip up a few of these lovely natural cloths. The size, shape and feel makes them perfect to use as a facecloth, a washcloth for baby or you can pop one in the kitchen and use it as a dishcloth. They also make wonderful …

 

knitted baby clothes

 

Baby Knitting Patterns

We have a new baby arriving in the family soon (my niece Mariko is pregnant) so I’ve spent the last few weeks knitting up a storm.   I made a small blanket which is ideal for swaddling and using in those tiny baby capsules, plus booties and beanie to match, then I made a lovely little singlet which is knitted all …

 

red knitting and two knitting needles

 

How’s Your Knitting?

Once again, I’ve started a knitting  project for winter. There’s just something so nice about knitting in front of the fire on a cold night. Although the other day I sat in the bright sunshine and knitted which was just as nice. I’m knitting Paul a sweater in Alpaca wool which he has always wanted. It’s a long time since I’ve knitted …