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NobleKnits.com - Berroco Mojo Grace Mittens Knitting Pattern
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NobleKnits.com - Berroco Mojo Grace Mittens Knitting Pattern, Free
Berroco Mojo Grace Mittens Knitting Pattern
Hand drawn knitted mug
Cozy Afternoon, Cute Cups, Afternoon Spent, Drawn Knits, Bamboo Teas, Cups Of Teas, Hot Cups, Hands Drawn, Adorable Knits
Is there anything better than an afternoon spent crafting with a cup of tea? Enter to win this adorable knitting mug, a bamboo tea chest and tea sampler on the blog now!
Cute cup :)
Wherever I go...it goes. ❤️
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I seriously ALWAYS have a crochet hook or a short set of knitting needles and yarn in my bag AT ALL TIMES!!!
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The Penguin Foundation at Phillip Island Nature Parks uses knitted jumpers to help save penguins affected by oil pollution.
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Penguins wearing sweaters are the cutest thing ever. Penguins at Phillip Island Nature Parks who have been affected by oil spills wear tiny knit sweaters as protection against the elements, since oil affects their feathers and makes them vulnerable.
Australia’s Oldest Man Knits Sweaters For Tiny Penguins Impacted By Oil Spills. The oldest man in Australia has never been good at saying no. Even at 109-years-old, Alfred Date agrees to help anyone and everyone in need. His desire to help is how he ended up knitting tiny jumpers for adorable little penguins. In March of 2013, after an oil spill, the Phillip Island’s Penguin Foundation began asking skilled knitters for help creating sweaters to protect penguins from the oil. As a result, people from all over the world started knitting. One of these people was Alfred Date, a self-taught knitter and the oldest man alive in Australia. The sweaters may look adorable when worn by the little penguins but they are not a fashion statement. Instead, the sweaters help prevent oil from getting on the penguins’ coats. The oil causes their feathers to stick together allowing water to penetrate into the inner down layers. As a result, the penguins get very cold and distressed, and their coat becomes so heavy it prevents them from hunting. Alfie still recalls Titanic sinking in 1912 and the start of World War I. Even after all of these years he retains his sense of humor, revealing his secret to longevity in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, “waking up every morning.” Another secret to a long and happy life is doing favors for people whenever you can. Alfie says, “It’s a good way of getting along in life. You make friends all the time but you don’t make a fool of yourself either.” Today, Alfie lives at a retirement home situated along the New South Wales Central Coast. Two nurses that work at the home heard Alfie was an experienced knitter and so they asked him to help create sweaters for the penguins. As mentioned before, Alfie isn’t one to say no. Using heavy wool provided by the nurses and 80 years of knitting experience, he went to work creating penguin sweaters. He uses heavy wool because he says, “If you’re using a light wool you’re wasting your time.” The sweaters first proved beneficial back in 2001 after a different oil spill left the population in need. When the oil soaked penguins arrived at the foundation, they were put into jackets so that they did not lick at the toxic substance coating their feathers. The 2001 oil spill impacted 438 penguins on Philip Island. Thanks to the foundation and their use of sweaters, they were able to save and rehabilitate 96% of the population. Phillip Island has a colony of 32,000 little penguins. Little penguins are a species of penguin you will only find in New Zealand and southern Australia. Alfie originally learned how to knit around 80 years ago when his sister-in-law approached him with a pair of knitting needles and some wool. She wanted Alfie to create a jumper for her little boy. That little boy is now “old enough to be your grandfather,” born around 1931. The jumper was a success and Alfie went on to perfect his skills with knitting needles. The Penguin Foundation currently has plenty of donated knitted sweaters for penguins, and at this time is not requesting any more. Meanwhile, Alfie keeps busy and gives back to others by knitting scarves for his friends and beanies for premature babies. Alfie, who never dreamed of knitting sweaters for penguins, is certainly glad that he never says no. Thanks to him many little penguins have been blessed with a second chance at life. The foundation only recently found out Alfie was the oldest man in Australia. “It’s amazing and we feel quite privileged to have him dedicating his time and effort to the Penguin Foundation.” The sweaters shown in the photo below are actually worn by stuffed toy penguins. The Penguin Foundation received so many sweaters that they decided to sell some to help pay for overhead costs. Photo Credits: Phillip Island Penguin Foundation, ninemsn. Source: Earth Porm
"Wanted: Volunteers to knit little woolly jumpers for poorly penguins" -- These are the winning sweaters from a design competition (LOVE the Penguin Books logo!), but click through to see a real fairy penguin wearing a real sweater...plus a link to the sweater pattern. "Knits for Nature," a conservation group in Australia use the sweaters to "help to keep the penguins [affected by oil spills] warm and also prevent them trying to clean the toxic oil away with their beaks."
Check out that Penguin books one :) Australia's oldest person reveals he spends his time knitting jumpers for penguins to help protect them from oil spills! - Telegraph
Phillip Island’s Penguin Foundation, a conservation group in Australia, are appealing for volunteers to knit little jumper for these little penguins who have been affected by oil spills or similar leaks from fishing boats.---- OMG the Penguin Books one
Ravelry: Fair Isle Valentine's Heart - free pattern by Lauren Howden
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Free Fairisle Hearts pattern
FairIsle Heart free knitting pattern on The Counted Sheep at http://thecountedsheep.co.uk/products/102947--free-fairisle-heart-knitting-pattern.aspx
fair isle hearts knitting pattern
Knit your love a heart for Valentine's day with this fairIsle heart knitting pattern created by The Counted Sheep. Find the free pattern here: link
The Counted Sheep. FREE FairIsle Heart Knitting Pattern
cover tablet, cover ipad... Tutorial ❥Teresa Restegui www.pinterest.com...
Covers Ipad, Covers Tablet, Crochet Piano, Crochet Ipad Covers, Crochet Ipad Cases, Ipad Hoe, Crochet Tablet Covers, Tablet Uncinetto, All Uncinetto
crocheted piano tablet cover
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Cuteness. Button-on Mug Cosy
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Button On Mug Cozy
Button-on Mug Cosy Knitting Pattern~ From Laughing Hens. How cozy would it be to curl up on the couch with this cosy filled your favorite cup of coffee or tea on a chilly Fall/Winter day! :)
Cute gift idea
I'm pinning these so you can see them Le, they are very you. Cuteness. Button-on Mug Cosy #craft #make #tea #cozies #knitted #crochet #home #make #diy #DIY #magazine #yourhomemagazine #design #tea #break #herbal tea #hot #beverage #crafters #crafting
a little work of art..
Crochet Blankets, Crochet Ideas, Soft Colors, Sophie Digard, Crochet Hearts, Crochet Rugs, Crochet Baby Blankets, Granny Squares, Crochet Throw
Crochet rug very very beautiful! ::: by pacasaweb.com I love the soft colors. Lorr
Crochet Baby Blanket
Crochet heart afghan with diagrams. Sophie Digard copy?
WICKED FAERIE QUEEN: THE NEW CROCHET...NOT JUST GRANNY SQUARES!
Sophie Digard design baby blanket. Crochet, ideas
notablegem: Crochet blanket by Sophie Digard. Beautiful!
How to measure for knitting....from head to toe! 11 standard measurements you should know.
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How to measure for knitting....from head to toe! 11 standard measurements you should know. @ Craft Yarn Council
How to measure for knitting from head to toe - 11 standard measurements you should know.
Standard body measurements/sizing for handmade knit and crochet.
He and I have the same head measurement: ~22.625
Calculate your yarn. Ever wondered how? Here's a free guide
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Free guide to calculate yarn quantities......
Ever wanted to know how to calculate the amount of yarn you need for your knitting project or design #diy #knit #crochet
How to calculate yarn in meters for any pattern. Download this useful guide for knitting or crochet.
Calculate yarn needed for crochet knit project
Wee knit pumpkin
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Autumn Scents. Knit pumpkins, fill with potpouri.
by Tricia@cheeky attitude, free pattern
NobleKnits Knitting Blog: Chevron Stripes Scarf Free Knitting Pattern
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Chevron stripes are a hot knitting trend! Great free scarf pattern from Noble Knits.
Free Pattern! NobleKnits Knitting Blog: Chevron Stripes Scarf Free Knitting Pattern
NobleKnits Knitting Blog: Shibui Knits Array Cowl Free Knitting Pattern
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Modern Knitting. Leg warmers
Color, Knits Legs Warmers, Green, Cute Ideas, Knits Patterns, Amy Butler, Leg Warmers, Crafts, Knits Projects
knit leg warmers + amy butler knitting patterns
10 DIY Crochet #Leg #Warmer Ideas For Girls | DIY and Crafts
Amy Butler Leg Warmers Knitting Project
Amy Butler knit leg warmers. I love this color of green.
Knitting party cupcakes
Desserts, Knits Night, Knits Cupcakes, Cupcakes Ideas, Night Cupcakes, Yarns, Cups Cakes, Cupcakes Rosa-Choqu, Knits Cakes
Cute Cupcake ideas
Knit Night cupcakes (marzipan "yarn"), VeganYumYum
knit night cup cakes - thought of Sheila
Knitting Cupcakes | 25 Craft-Inspired Desserts That Are (Almost) Too Cute To Eat.. Totally handmade .. love it !
Relaxing with tea and knitting.
Relaxing with tea and knitting.
Second Boards, Relaxing With Teas, Needlework Teas, Lovli Things, Deep Breath, Zealand Odd Ducks, Teas Pots Cups Parties, Teas Parties, Future Posts
New Zealand: sheep-y, yarn-y, heavenly
knit sleeve, around cup of hot tea
Hot Teas, Delicious Winter, Recipe, Winter Drinks, Hot Cider, Winter Hot Apples Cider, John Cullen, Hot Drinks, Hot Toddy
Hot Cider Toddy by John Cullen
This is the best part of day after skiing! Oh YES to warm socks and a hot toddy.
Six Warm & Delicious Winter Drinks
Hot cider toddy recipe http://www.chatelaine.com/recipe/stovetop-cooking-method/hot-cider-toddy/
Hot drinks for chilly days.
Tea Love Mug Cozy