Crochet The Big Knit

Innocent Big Knit – Last Chance

The Innocent Big Knit 2011 really got my creative juices going. I ended up making a collection of miniature hats in Einband yarn from Istex. Every time I made a hat another one was queuing up to be made. I love when creativity flows like that.

These are examples of some of the hats I made. The plan is to have a vote on which five of the hats I should make into patterns for real people – if any at all.

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Irene Lundgaard 2011

The last chance for submissions this time around is on Friday 14th, so tomorrow will be delivery day for me. I also have the ones I ran up for the Tinahely Big Knit in September and I just realized that not all the ends are sewn away on those, so that’s my evening sorted!… Have you sent in your contribution yet?

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The Big Knit In Tinahely

Innocent Smoothies Big Knit by Irene Lundgaard - Robert making pom pomWe had a blast of a cultural weekend here in Tinahely. There was much celebration of Culture Night, with all sorts of activities. The Courthouse Arts Centre dished out some good concerts too and the Tinahely Arts Group were delighted to have our Arts & Craft Shop in the barn of The Farm Shop yesterday where Phillip and Rebecca had played a blinder preparing for us.
Tinahely Arts Group Arts & Craft Fair The Big Knit stall by Irene LundgaardRuths hats
I had a Big Knit stall and some 80 hats were churned out on the day – every little helps.

Ruth came to the final September class with her first ever crochet hats for The Big Knit. They are so cute!

You can participate in The Big Knit in aid of Age Action Ireland too, check it out.

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A Head Full Of Hats

The Innocent Smoothie Big Knit has sparked my imagination and I have gone into hat-mode. Small hats, warm hats, fun hats, colourful hats, elegant hats, plain hats. Little ones, that is.

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Collection of Innocent Smoothie Hats 2011 by Irene Lundgaard -  small

They are all small wee hats that are done in no time. I am having such fun and I’m completely inspired by all these little ones and have started a full size winter hat collection on the back of it.

Beanie Bobber by Irene Lundgaard - smallBeanie Bopper © Irene Lundgaard 2011

Winter Sun Hat by Irene Lundgaard - smallWinter Sun Hat © Irene Lundgaard 2011

These two ran off the hook in jig-time and there are more to come. I’m having fun with colour and texture, shape and imagination.
The summer has been so cold and grey here in Ireland and we are now facing into a dark winter and I have this notion of making it a colourful and warm one. No dark colours here…

I’ve taken a stall at the Tinahely Arts Group Art & Craft Fair at The Farm Shop in Tinahely on Sunday September 25th, I’ll make it a hat themed stall and encourage punters to make a hat for the Big Knit. More about all that later.

Note: If you would like to participate in The Big Knit 2011, check out the details here.

Fun The Big Knit

Smooth & Juicy

I finally got around to actually making some wee hats for the Innocence Smoothie campaign in aid of Age Action Ireland. The campaign is called The Big Knit, however, in usual rouge style, I went ahead and made some juicy fruits with my hook. I even included a couple of strawberries with yoghurt in true smoothie style.

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I’m thinking I perhaps should add a bit of yoghurt to all of the fruits. Come to think of it, perhaps I should take the yoghurt off the strawberries… What do you think?

Blueberries & Kiwi

Orange & Strawberries

Apple & Lime
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On Thursday night we will let the creative juices flow with a Big Knit at Knit Club in The Yarn Room in Ashford, Co Wicklow from about 6.30 to 9.00 pm. Join us if you can!

Note: If you would like to contribute to this fun fund-raiser in aid of Age Action Ireland you can find the patterns here and much more details. The postal address for your submission can also be found on that site.