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.