To Our October 2021 Theme



Have you, like me, had yarn in your stash for a very long time, just waiting to be chosen, but you have passed over it in favour of other, newer yarn? Or, perhaps you have bought some yarn from a charity shop, never used by its previous owner, and it was just sitting there waiting…… then it was chosen by you!


Well, October could be the month when this yarn has its chance to shine, to fulfill its destiny and be chosen to help warm a child in SA, or perhaps even make a toy!

Appliqués or small needlepoint pictures may be at the bottom of a drawer or your work basket too, so please dig them out, for they too have been waiting to be chosen to enhance a square or a blanket that a child will treasure! 

Do you have a pattern that has been on your ’to do’ list for a while? Well this could be the month you try it!

This month isn’t really an inspirational theme, but I hope it will encourage us all to look at what we have, and do what we can for the children. I hope we can also encourage and inspire each other!

Seeing photos of the children at distributions always motivates me to do as much as I can to help them….. and I know that I’m not on my own, we all wish we could do more!

The children in SA will welcome everything you make in any pattern or colour: blankets, squares, hats, hand warmers and toys!

So happy crafting everyone!



Our Colour of the Month for PJ’s is PURPLE there are so many beautiful shades!


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I love it, it is soooo cute a child will adore it.

it reminds me of the Penguin Colony I visited when in Cape Town, they are such cute animals. Sandra

How lovely, Karla. Your border is very elegant too.

Love it Karla, love the sky and the sand. 

Another gorgeous blanket from you, Karla. I love the design.

Waiting to be chosen

This is the first 'Cake Yarn' I purchased , probably about 5 years ago.  Spotlight has a 'Specials Table' and 5 x 140gm balls of Cake Yarn were on it, that I promptly bought, but then I wasn't sure how to use it.  Luckily earlier this year I discovered the Waffle Weave stitch which works perfectfully with this yarn, so at last it is knitted up. I think it matchs up quite nicely with the variegated yarn too.



Sandra’s beautiful blanket

A beautiful blanket Sandra. I love the waffle weave, your cake yarn and the colours in your variegated border! A child will love it :))

Gorgeous blanket -  The colours tone really well.    What make were the cakes?   I love to browse wools online - just to look mind....... For now... . . Lol

I'm astonished that your yarn worked up into exact stripes Sandra - I've never had that happen! Beautiful blanket.

The yarns have all worked together PERFECTLY to create a very sweet, very colourful blanket, Sandra.

I LOVE shopping for yarn at Spotlight.  :))

Oh Wow! 

Sandra, your blanket looks so smart! I love yarn you used and admire Wafle Weave. I´ve never tried this pattern.



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