Attempt #1 is finished!
And considering this was my first crack at knitting I’d say it
looks pretty darn good
Now to send it off and hope it doesn’t
unravel enroute 😉
I posted earlier about the pneumonia vest project and I wanted to follow that up with a mini
progress report. Or more like a ‘stalled report’. I may or may not have over estimated
my skill level, and under estimated my time commitment -how is
reading week almost over already?!
– Finish ONE of the vests I have started over the break.
– Do those readings, projects, papers, assignments I’ve so successfully avoided so far.
Since this site is supposed to be documenting and inspiring people
to get out and knit, it made sense to add a section
about HOW to start your own projects!
Introducing the DIY tab!
Our first inductee is the Pneumonia Vest
mentioned in the other days blog, but we’ll be
adding more as we go along.
After exchanging some hagwon stories over “coppee” ( that’s for all my hanguk chingu’s)
we got down to the serious business of planning future bombs.
Now this particular knitter is probably the nicest, sweetest, most thoughtful person
you would be honoured to meet. And when she started telling me about the charity
work she has been involved with over in South Korea; where she is spending her free
time in soup kitchens, collecting hundreds and hundreds of socks to hand out to
the homeless, and basically being a world peace super star – it got me thinking
about what the heck the Bissell Bombers could be doing.
Did you know that there are knitting groups who take the scrap yarn from
finished projects, and make tiny little baby clothes with them for third world
hospitals to use?
The idea is that babies are at a high risk of contracting pneumonia, so the vests and
toques help prevent this. A lot of church groups have started up knitting circles
to make these, but you don’t have to share a faith to help out a kid.
I think that during the upcoming Reading Week, whenever I get stressed out
over assignments I’m going to take a breather, knit a pneumonia vest,
and giggle over pictures of babies.
Too friggin’ cute!