This is just a little reminder for those of you who intend to donate hand made socks for the Yarndale Sock Line that it's now time. Christine from Winwick Mum put up her Yarndale Sock Line 2018 post at the beginning of the month and you can find all the details there, including the address to which the socks should be posted. Don't worry if you haven't yet made your socks, you've got until the 1st of September to get them there so there's plenty of time yet.
Of course, if you're like me, you'll have your socks all ready to post off.
Ha ha, I'm only joking, I don't think I've ever been ahead of myself like this before. I made my Yarndale Socks 2018 back in March, well ahead of the game this year, I'm never usually this organised.
One of the things I love is that you're able to find out exactly where your socks have gone. Christine compiles a list of which socks are donated to which organisation and makes this available online. Last year my socks went to a care home where the residents have dementia which made me very happy as I like to support these kind of organisations with my own lovely mum suffering from dementia too.
I'm hoping that the sock line includes more pairs of socks than ever before. It's such a lovely project to be involved in, I'm sure each pair of socks which is donated brings a little comfort to someone who needs it very much.
I'm sure your socks will be well received by whoever gets them, Jo. They're lovely! Well done to you for being so organised!ReplyDelete
I surprised myself having the socks finished in such good time. I do hope they'll keep someones tootsies nice and warm.Delete
Such a worthwhile cause and so nice that you are able to know where your knit was donated. Those socks are gorgeous - I'm loving the colourway and the speckled stripes. If it were me, I would be starting on a pair for myself.ReplyDelete
I love that we get to know where our socks are donated. I haven't used this yarn before but it knit up so nice and I really enjoyed knitting these socks so I shall definitely get some more of the yarn for myself at some point.Delete
Oh goodness Jo you are well a head of the game this year and way a head of me. I was organised last year and managed two pairs but not so this year. It is on my things to do list which seems to be growing by the day. I'm currently working on a charity blanket to be raffled for a little boy with a disability. They are hoping to raise funds for much needed equipment so I was glad to help. I hadn't realised you could find out where your socks have gone to I will have to look into this it would be nice to see where they ended up. I'm sure I will have seen it on one of Christine's post but just completely forgot about it.ReplyDelete
You can find where the socks in 2017 were donated to here:- https://www.winwickmum.co.uk/p/yarndale-sock-line-destinations-2017.htmlDelete
I doubt I'd have had my socks all ready to go if I'd got a grandchild on the way, as you have, my time would be taken up knitting for him or her. Plus you do so much charity knitting and crocheting, I can see why you've got a long list.
Thanks for this Jo. I have been and looked and found out that both my pairs went to help the homeless which is fantastic. Its definitely made me think about getting on with mine ready for September now but have also just found out that another colleague is expecting a baby so thats another blanket to add to the list for November.Delete
I think it's lovely to be able to see where your own socks were donated, they go to some wonderful places. There'll be steam coming off your crochet hook with all the blankets you're making.Delete
What a lovely project!ReplyDelete
I can't knit, but hope many, many, who can, give to this project.
I think it's such a worthwhile thing to do. Anyone who has slipped a pair of handmade socks on their feet know what a lovely cosy thing it is, so I hope all the donated socks bring a lot of comfort to those who need it.Delete
That's a fabulous colourway! I'm sure your lovely socks will be greatly appreciated by the fortunate recipient. XReplyDelete
It's such a fun colourway, I enjoyed knitting this yarn and watching the patterns emerge.Delete
Well done you. On time and beautifully crafted. Any recipient would be glad to put her tootsies into those.ReplyDelete
Take care & huggles.
It's such a wonderful idea and I'm always glad to be a part of it.Delete
A gorgeous pair you are sending off to Christine. Not sure what colour I will knit yet, but I will be sending a pair.ReplyDelete
I've never knit with this mix of fibres before but it was lovely to knit up and I think it's such a fun colourway. I think I shall treat myself to more of this yarn at some point.Delete
I really ought to have a go at making socks as the stripes are so magical. Well done, you're really organised with yours.ReplyDelete
Socks are my favourite thing to knit, especially as there's so much wonderful yarn to knit them in.Delete
That is organised, and they are very lovely too!ReplyDelete
I surprised myself getting them finished so early in the year, I'm glad I did now.Delete
I think those socks are wonderful, I just love the colours in the yarn.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I enjoyed using this yarn and watching all the colours emerge. It's made a lovely pair of socks.Delete
What gorgeous socks!!! Good to know you're ahead of the game! What a fab idea, sending such lovely hand crafted knitware to those most in need. Way to go girl!xxxReplyDelete
I'm sure the socks must put a smile on the faces of those who receive them, it's like having the tootsies wrapped in a hug.Delete
LOVE your socks, very pretty, cheery and colorful. I've not heard of this charity. Will check it out. I don't do socks, but perhaps I can help by blogging about it to help spread the word.ReplyDelete
Yarndale is a yarn festival which is set in Skipton in North Yorkshire, it attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Sock Line is one of the charity projects which take place at the festival each year. All the socks which are sent are displayed at Yarndale, making for some very pretty bunting, before being donated to different organisations. It's something that I enjoy being a part of.Delete
Hi Jo,thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.I Love your socks,I still have not made any yet.I have never made a pair in me life but will have a go.We may get tail end of Hector in early hours of Friday.Today has been warm but cold wind.Cuddles to Archie.hugs xxxReplyDelete
You should definitely give sock knitting a go, they're my favourite things to knit. It's been very blustery here today whilst Hector blew through but all's calm again now.Delete
Thank you so much for sharing this, and I'll look forward to hanging your socks up at Yarndale! :) xxReplyDelete
You're welcome. My socks are all parcelled up and ready to send so they'll be on their way very soon.Delete
What jolly socks, I'm sure their new owners will appreciate them very much.ReplyDelete
I hope so. I really enjoy seeing all the socks hung up at Yarndale before they wing their way to their new owners.Delete