Friday, 4 March 2016

Knit, Forget-Me-Knot

I like to make stuff. But even more, I like to make stuff with a purpose. So, for one evening this week, I put down the socks (which are only, really, for my fun, even if this week's model is a pair suitable for an Accountant At Work); and I picked up a pair of needles longer than I've been used to. I found some scraps of 4 ply in blue ( handy, these sock leftovers) and I started to knit a few forget-me-knots.


This is a project I spotted on Miriam's Blog. The Alzheimer's Society is hoping for 3000 forget-me-knots to use as a grand fundraising display in May. I imagine it a little like the red poppies at the Tower of London - remember how amazing that was? - this time in blue and soft: crocheted, knitted, sewn, for Dementia Awareness. I have twelve made and I hope to get them sent off this week. I'm sure they'll take all they can get: here's a little more about it:

I pulled out my book of knitted and crocheted flower patterns (100 Flowers To Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield) just for inspiration: there is a crochet pattern in there, but no knitted one, so I used the one on the Alzheimer's site here. It doesn't take long to make a bunch: but just think what they'll all look like together...

17 comments:

Patio Postcards said...

Your Forget Me Nots are beautiful. This project is going to be amazing at the end with all the variety & shades of blues, style, ability & the love thrown into the mix. I was particularly caught by the line that you can donate wool to those that can crochet or knit or sew - ah yes I can do my part after all on this side of the pond.

Maggie said...

It's great to see so many people doing this.

Ruth said...

They're lovely and for such a good cause ... well done you. x

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

What adorable little flowers and a great cause. Sweet photo too, Sian! xo

alexa said...

What a great idea and a very worthy cause. I admire how you can put down one thing and pick up another and do it so wonderfully, and so seamlessly.

debs14 said...

What a lovely project, and how neat and beautiful your little flowers are.

Barbara Eads said...

I saw this on Miriam's blog too and thought it was a worthy cause. I can't wait to see the finished display!

stephanie said...

They'll make a beautiful addition.

Miriam said...

Dear Sian, you are truly wonderful and generous. Not only she of the good ideas but she of the beautiful deeds. I appreciate you. x

Karen said...

It's such a worthy cause, and your knitted ones are lovely!

Julia said...

Gorgeous! I've just had my thank you card from Innocent for our knitted hats for Age Concern so I'm inspired to make some of these! Wonder who we know who could go to Weston and take a photo of the display...

Sandra said...

Certainly a very very worthy cause and I wish wish wish I could knit. But I will look at the link as you never know xx

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your Myosotis (in FR) and I can imagine how beautiful the display will look like with all the various shades of blue. I remember my teacher telling us one could gage the weather by looking at the shade of blue...
It's a beautiful cause and I wish I could see it in real life!
Bravo Sian!
xx

Melissa said...

Your flowers are lovely, and I agree, that is going to be an amazing display!

Jo said...

As you know, this is a cause very close to my heart and I think it's a great idea. It really will look amazing and I will try and get some flowers made x

Missus Wookie said...

What a lovely idea. These look pretty. Forget-me-nots are some of my favourite flowers, one I've planted at every garden. I've not learned to knit or crochet tho'... so will just admire.

Gail said...

I love this idea. I wish I'd read this sooner but I still might be able to get a few made and sent off. I'll look into it. Thanks for sharing it.

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