Monday, May 21, 2012

Fish & Chips Anyone!

These little jumpers and beanie hats are being knitted for the Fish and  Chip babies of Africa.
The mothers are so poor that the babies are sent home wrapped in newspaper which is where the name has come from. Many of these babies are born with Aids. The jumpers are important because in Africa the nights are cold and this is the the only clothing they will have to wear.
I found the appeal for knitting these here on Dawns blog along with  very simple knitting instructions  for them. The only stipulation is that they are knitted in bright/dark colours as they will probably never be washed.
Well I have loads of oddments of wool in my stash so I made my 1st set which is in the picture above.  Took me rather longer than I expected as my  right wrist aches after about  1/2hr of knitting but I was determined to get one finished . This is now packed up ready to be sent off in the post to Dawn.  The next one will be for a boy in bright red/brown stripes.
Linking this up to :
Handmade Harbour: Handmade Monday #67.

15 comments:

Mary said...

How very precious and what a wonderful cause....

Wendy said...

What an amazing cause - and it looks gorgeous too.

Annie said...

I really love the way these jumpers all look the same but very different with different colour combos. This one is so pretty.
Hugs,
A x

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

A good cause and I hope you gets lots of 'outfits' made. Love the name fish & chip babies. Hope you have a good week.

Tickled Pink said...

A wonderful cause, lovely.

Ros Made Me said...

I will check out my stash and see if I can make a couple when I travel to work on the train...

Free Spirit Designs said...

This is such a lovely idea and your little set is gorgeous :) x

Libby said...

What a brilliant cause. Your outfit is gorgeous :-)

Hope you have a great week x

CatkinJane said...

What a wonderful thing to do

Nicki Tustin said...

Thats an amazing gesture and a wonderful jumper and hat

Anonymous said...

It always shocks me when I hear things like this. Well done to you for doing something to help and raise awareness at the same time!

Caroline Nash said...

So pretty and such a wonderful cause

Faye said...

Luuuuuurve the colours you've chosen. xxx

Ali said...

Gorgeous!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Well done you! Lovely colour combo! What a great idea and a great cause! Hugs, Lesley