I seem to have gone a bit overboard on accessories knitting of late. Especially hats, which are such a satisfying knit. Round and round you go with nary a worry, till you get to the decreases and even those aren't that challenging so long as you can count to 9.
So, while the hat-fever's still upon me, I'm going to be starting a beanie today for www.homelessbeanies.org.uk, which have a branch in our nearest city, meaning we can deliver our goods direct rather than paying out for postage. Yay! Big plus in my estimation. And it's nice to focus on the local now and again anyway.
Our other current charity knitgroup project is knitting heart bags for Ruth and Belinda's joint venture with Kids' Company, and we now have a goodly pile. A fantastic idea, this - it's possible to make some very pretty bags with some very small oddments of yarn. They wanted about a million and a half of these by next Feb so we'll be knitting a few more yet.
And some people - better crocheters than me - have been producing granny squares to support the Mencap/Country Living project. How worthwhile is that? And how pretty? And how useful for practising your crocheting skills? Go on, you know you want to have a go...