Hello all! Another month has passed and another bunch of Octos have been donated.
Admittedly, a much smaller donation than last month. What with a rotten stinking cold, tummy bugs and the mad dash to finish christmas gift making it was hard to find time this month.
I will update once I know how they have done!
I have had a bumper month of Octo Making in October. I donated 17 Critters in total.
I made 9 purple themed Octos
6 purple themed Flatties
And 2 non purple octos.
If you didnt know, November is the month of Prematurity Awareness, who’s colour is purple. Hence the purple octos.
My co-ord is currently sick so wont be able to check them until her household is out of quarantine. But whatever journey they take, they have a valuable job to do.
I can now confirm that all 17 went to preemies! What a result. I am so proud!
Its been a while since I managed a mid month review. This is mainly because over the last few months the time has flown so quickly that I didnt even start making them until after the mid month point.
I have quite a few already made this month though.
First I have these 2, which I made before I knew November (when they would be arriving at their hospitals) was world prematurity month. The one with the green tentacles is made with Lana Grossa Cotone for the head and Sirdar Pure Cotton 4ply for the tentacles. The other is Grundl Quick Prints.
Then I have this little group, which are made of a mix of Lana Grossa Cotone, Sirdar Cotton DK, King Cole Cotton Soft and Debbie Bliss Cotton.
I have been super motivated so far this month. Partly because we fell short of target last month and partly because I love working with purple yarn!
This month I managed to make just 2 Octos. I had actually made 5 heads and had intended to donate them all this month.
On the 22nd I went to a meetup and met my co-ordinator. At this point I had completed these 2 so I handed them over. I had intended to go home and send the other three, once complete, to my co-ord in the post. But then the day afterwards, I came down with a cold and havent been cold free since. Booo.
Anyways, this month, both octos went to Angels, due to holes around the increases. The advice was to go around with the tail from the magic circle and just reinforce the first few rows.
Heres to next month. I should ought to have a bumper crop given that I already have 3 half made! Just as soon as I can budge this cold!
This month I managed to complete 5 little baby Octopusses for OFAPUK.
They are made mostly out of Drops Love You 8 yarn, but I ran out before I reached the last set of tentacles so for the 5th Octo I used 10g of Drops Paris. They are such a cute little family of octos arent they?
Unfortunately only 1 of them will be going to preemies this month. I had a little trouble with holes in this yarn. As it turns out a lot of people cant seem to work with this yarn. It splits quite a lot and is almost impossible to use for stuffed octos. I think I will use the rest of this yarn for facecloths for my christmas plans.
Hi all! Another busy month and yet again, I totally didnt notice july passing until it was 2/3rds of the way done! So its another small batch from me this month.
These two lovely little flatties were made using Drops Love You 8 and a 3mm hook. I love how vibrant they are.
And the good news is they both went to preemies! Another month with all passes, even though it is only a small batch.
My co-ordinator will be on holiday for the last week of August, so for Augusts donation I will need to get started earlier! Time to get cracking!
Unfortunately this is my smallest donation so far. I had been so preoccupied woth my Movie Night cardi (post to come once I have managed to get out and take some good pics), and with my competition bouquet that I hadnt even noticed June passing me by until it was almost 2/3 gone. So here are my 2 little critters.
Made using a single ball of Debbie Bliss Cotton DK Print in Lego colourway.
This yarn is quite rigid so its not as nice to work with, but it is very good for octos. But since debbie bliss went exclusively online at a retailer I dont use, I probably wont buy it again.
Anyways, I digress – the good news is that both of these will be going off to preemie babies! Yay! I had hoped that this month I would get my first full batch of passes and I did it. Yay!