When my daughter DD was a youngster, she won a soft hand made toy rabbit in a school raffle. Named Mimsy, she has lived in my daughter’s room ever since the time she was brought home.
LM checks out Mimsy’s progress 2
Now, many years later, this little rabbit was sorely in need of a wash.
The body and clothes dried quite quickly, but the batting took forever to dry, even in the hot SA sunshine.
Spotless and ironed.
All the clothes too.
Now the long process of stuffing Mimsy back to life begins.
Just ready for the wardrobe.
Finally, Mimsy resplendent, back on the bed where she belongs.
And that’s how Mimsy got a makeover!
A Stitch in Time
I have knitted since I was a young kid. When I was eight years old I knitted a jersey for myself – in 10 days. Yes, I know I was small, but my Mum kept making me knit it bigger. I was one of 5 kids, so I guess she wanted the clothes to last. That jersey still fit me when I was 11 years old; and I had grown a lot in those three years!
Nowadays, I like to knit these squares, with thick wool on large needles. I don’t have to look at what I’m doing, and I don’t have to think about it either. I usually listen to music or watch something. (When it is an exciting movie, I look down and find I have knitted a long rectangle instead of a square!) I normally only knit in winter, but somehow I just kept going last summer; so I ended up with all this.
I sew the squares up into small blankets to be used as a baby blanket, knee rug, or shoulder throw. I give them to a charity or take them to a local animal rescue shop to sell for funds for their organisation. This winter I have taken two already, and have three more here sewn up, and squares for at least two more blankets.
So a stitch in time makes a lot of blankets!