Search This Blog

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FNSI...

Yes! last night was the 3rd Friday night of the month so it was Friday Night Sew In...or in my case, Friday Night Knit In. Wendy from Sugarlane Quilts blog hosts this worldwide link up of craft bloggers and you can find the post with all the links to last night's participants right here.
There's a bit of a story behind my project last night...it's a special request and the item is for a very special person who doesn't know anything about his eventual surprise! 
Scott Alexander owns Mountain View Daylilies Nursery and he donated a heap of money to enable Knitting for Brisbane's Needy to have a large shed erected which provides warehouse storage and packaging facilities for the group. ( Before this, Karen and Peter Croke had had their home, shed and garage, 'overrun' with boxes and bags of donations.)

A bit squeezy in the Croke's laundry :-)



Pouring the slab....




Part view of the outside of the shed...  
On the K4BN site there are a series of photos which show more photos of the shed being built...

Sadly, Scott is not a well man and has now entered a Residential Care facility, leaving his family to run the Nursery. One of his staff had seen one of my knitted throws and through Karen, had asked if I could make one for Scott. After his generosity to the group, it is my absolute pleasure to do this. I asked which design J had seen, and it was that old favourite of mine...the Chevron/Ripple! And would you believe, Scott's favourite colour is 'wisteria', but I was told to use whatever colours I like...so I'm having fun! So back to my FNKI...
Some of the lovely yarns I'm using, including a gorgeous variegated alpaca yarn and some hand spun and dyed wool yarn from Lisa, a member of Knit4charities. 

Another view...


The big ball of hand spun and dyed yarn...

The throw is about 90 cm long, so about half way...must dash off now and do a few rows. :-)

9 comments:

Maria said...

Fabulous blanket for a generous gentleman.. Good on Ya Maria

Susan said...

What a lovely gesture to donate space - he truly deserves one of your magnificent throws.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful throw Maria and a wonderful gesture for an obviously much admired, generous gentleman. xox

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a special gift for a special person. It is sure to bring warmth and comfort especially being made with so much affection...lovely Maria x

Vireya said...

I hope your lovely throw will bring comfort to the generous Scott.

margaret said...

I know he is going to treasure your throw, so sad he is no longer able to live and work in the nursery

Mizumatte said...

it seems to be cosy and warm, just the right thing to a lovely person. knit a long Jaana

Cynthia said...

That is going to be a beautiful afghan. I ilove the colors and the types of yarn you are using--especially handspun and alpaca. It is a generous gift to a generous person.

Farm Gate Creations said...

There are just so many amazing people in the world..such a beautiful afghan too