Monday, February 4

Spoil Sports!

Jennier and Donna ... couldn't you just let me have some fun and wish for a bit longer??? I know they'll be the same ... but I'm allowed to wish, aren't I?? :) There is a set of identical twin boys in our church, known them since they were babies; they're 10 now (I think), and I still can't tell them apart. How the heck am I suppose to tell "my twins" apart when I'll only see them once in a blue moon??

Marti, the puppets we donate to the IWK in Halifax. They give them to kids when they get bloodwork done, have needles, are scared, just about anytime that a child might need some comforting. They go through about 3000 a month (if I remember correctly). I'm not sure if the hospitals in Liverpool or Bridgewater use puppets or not - I never go there, so don't get to ask. Whenever I take our son down to the IWK for an appt I always take a delivery of puppets with me. My Mom and myself, and some other friends all knit them. Mom and I give ours to my sister, and she finishes them up for us, because she's not crazy about knitting them. So, if you'd like to knit some, we'd be happy to have you do that. You can get them to the IWK yourself (they can be dropped off at the desk in the entry way if you want ... be sure to include your name and address so they can send you a thank you note). Or you can get them to me somehow. Just leave me a comment with the number that you've knit, so I can add it to my total. Anymore questions, feel free to ask.

Jennifer - guess what! No more sewing up ... at least not mine or Grannies. We've been converted to 4 needle puppet knitting. Just one little knot to do at the top, and then a face to put on. But I'm sure if you really want some to sew up I can knit some flat ones for you :)

I'm thinking that once I get some things finished that are in my knitting pile I want to do two of these for the twins.

That's it for today. Spoilsports!


Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Hi Dorothy! The twins news is very exciting. Couldn't open the link for what it is you plan on knitting for them. I'm unpacking today. :(
What size yarn do you usually use for the puppets? DK, worsted, or finer?

lexa said...

My oldest one had his tonsils and adenoids out when he was four, and they gave him a finger puppet at the IWK. It's probably around here somewhere. It was green and white ragg yarn and had a tuft of red hair, I think.