Friday, 2 March 2012

Knit Relief



I've been following the blog Teen Granny for a while now. It's written by a sixteen year old who bakes fondant fancies that would make Mr Kipling weep. She has also whipped up several people, including Prince William, made of knit. It's an excellent read.



Readers of my blog will know that yarn skills are not my strong suit, so when Teen Granny announced Knit Relief, an Ebay auction of handmade things to raise money for Sports Relief, there was only one way forward. I was not about to run a marathon or suddenly be able to knit the Queen. The solution had to be a silvery one. After making a few sewing necklaces in recent months I was keen to make a fine silver knitting necklace. I'm hoping it will raise a little for this great cause.



If you would like to contribute a handmade something (as you see, it does not have to be made of yarn) to the Knit Relief auction then Teen Granny's contact details are in this blogpost. It's not too late to contribute and she'd love to hear from you. 

Meanwhile...



...here are some sneak peaks...



...of the new silvery Spring things I have been making for my Etsy shop and the Selvedge Spring Fair.

More on these next week, along with the final mosaics from the fabulously uplifting Making Winter project.

25 comments:

Gina said...

Emma... that is exquisite! Were your ears burning earlier? Val showed me a little photo of your silver knitting on her phone this morning and we were discussing how very very clever you are!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

I love the necklace and I am positive it will raise a to of $$$$.
You are so talented! xoRobin❤

Magic Cochin said...

I say Mrs P! Those enameled pieces are awfully good!

Celia
xx

hensteeth said...

Hello darling...long time no speak. All looking pretty fab around here.
Just to say I will be having a stand at Selvedge Spring Fair too...it will be great to meet you.

Mrs. Micawber said...

The tiny yarn and needles are perfect!

I do love enamelled silver, and your spring-y things look beautiful.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Ohhhh lots of lovely things today Emma, love it all. :)

Kathy in Michigan USA said...

Emma, hope you plan to make more yarn ball & needles necklaces to sell on Etsy. It is absolutely darling. Also can't wait to see more of the enamel pieces. Saving my pennies to buy something soon.

driftwood said...

oh that is just gorgeous. love it. and that enamaling. xxxx

Gillian - Tales from a happy house said...

The ball of yarn necklace is just lovely, I want one! I hope it raises lots of money. Will you be making more to sell on Etsy? x

Tara said...

Oh no, I think you have me reading another blog. She is one talented young woman. Not unlike yourself, Emma. Love the knitting necklace.

Toffeeapple said...

You are so inventive! I love the knitting charm,, but even more - the enamelled pieces, simply charming.

trash said...

You may just have outdone all previous fabulous crafty efforts Mrs Pebble. I am in awe.

by Teresa said...

Hi from Oregon.. I *adore* the knitting needles and ball of yarn in silver.. you are such a master! I made a basket on wednesday.. I blogged about it if you want to see. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Thimbleanna said...

Eeeeep! Emma, I LOVE that yarn and needles. You're amazing!!!

Sue said...

That little bird looks gorgeous.

wonderwoman said...

o wow Emma, that is the most gorgeous design ever!!! xxxxx

Rachel said...

Your enamelling is charming, and that little knitting pendant is a delight!

julie said...

Oh wow - a silver ball of knitting - it doesn't get a better than that! Although your enamelwork is actually equally stunning - is it a little blue-tit I spy? I love seeing your new ideas sring into life!

Jenevieve said...

Gorgeous silver knitting and I love the enamel pieces! :) x

mrspao said...

Oh wow - the knitting piece is amazing!! You are so talented!!

Kathy in Michigan USA said...

Please tell us that you will make dozens of the knitting needles charm so that we can all have one!!

Poshyarns said...

Oh Emma, they are all utterly beautiful, that little ball of yarn and needles is quite perfect.

Planet Penny said...

I love the wool and needles but your enamel pieces are exquisite, such pretty colours.
P x

becky_w said...

I love your knit necklace, it really is gorgeous! I will definitely be checking out the Knit Relief ebay auction.
Thnaks also for the info on Teen Granny, her blog is lovely!
Becky x

Cate said...

eeeek, love the yarn ball, so cute, will definitely have to check out knit relief! x