Sunday, September 21, 2008

Forest walk

Today we wanted to make the most of the beautiful autumn weather, so we took a walk in Salcey Forest.
The sun was just starting to rise through the trees.

We found some mushrooms too.

This the the treetop walk ...

... which takes you right above the tree canope.

New sleeping socks - rainbow version

Do you remember my sleeping socks - made from a 1970's vintage pattern?
Well here is the latest version.
Knitted in navy in pure wool, with cheerful stripes in all the colours of the rainbow.

You can find them in my etsy shop here.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Etsy update

Here is my latest etsy relisting.

This waistcoat is handknitted from handspun pure wool and alpaca in their natural colours - wool-white and black.
It is wonderfully soft and warm!
Closed with three wooden toggle buttons.
Edges with noughts-and-crosses pattern.

Being made of pure wool the waistcoat requires special love and care.
Please only hand-wash and dry flat. Do not tumble-dry.

Fits chest 26"/66 cm. Approx. 3-4 years.


Oh dear. It's a long time since I have written in my blog.

Kiva is a website I came across recently.
It presents a wonderful opportunity to lend money to entrepeneurs in developing countries, enabling them to setting up their enterprises and making a living.

Here is more information from the website:

Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.

The people you see on Kiva's site are real individuals in need of funding - not marketing material. When you browse entrepreneurs' profiles on the site, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. Then, when you get your loan money back, you can relend to someone else in need.

Interested? Then just follow this link!