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This a touching story, but I wish this country treated their girls and women with the same care and consideration as they do their animals. -Rachel

People Are Knitting Giant Sweaters For Rescued Elephants To Protect Them From Cold

Winters get chilly in Northern India, so volunteers at the the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center decided to knit giant sweaters for its rescued elephants.
It takes around 4 weeks to make one sweater, and it does not come as a surprise knowing that elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet. Still, the volunteers make sure that the knits are not only warm and cozy, they are also colorful , and even fashionable.
“It is important to keep our elephants protected from the bitter cold during this extreme winter, as they are weak and vulnerable having suffered so much abuse making them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia,” cofounder Kartick Satyanarayan said in a release. “The cold also aggravates their arthritis which is a common issue that our rescued elephants have to deal with.” Thank goodness the abuse those sweet babies had to face is in the past, with bright – and stylish – future ahead of them.
More info: Wildlife SOS India | Facebook (h/t: thedodo )

Winters get chilly in Northern India, so an animal shelter decided to knit giant sweaters for its rescued elephants

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It takes around 4 weeks to make one sweater – the elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet

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Still, the volunteers make sure that the knits are not only warm and cozy, they are also colorful and even fashionable

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“It is important to keep our elephants protected from the bitter cold during this extreme winter, as they are weak and vulnerable…”

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“Having suffered so much abuse [makes] them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia… The cold also aggravates their arthritis”

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Thank goodness the terrible things those sweet babies had to face are in the past, with bright – and stylish – future ahead of thempeople-knit-giant-sweaters-rescue-elephants-6

This a touching story, but I wish this country treated their girls and women with the same care and consideration as they do their animals. -Rachel

People Are Knitting Giant Sweaters For Rescued Elephants To Protect Them From Cold

Winters get chilly in Northern India, so volunteers at the the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center decided to knit giant sweaters for its rescued elephants.
It takes around 4 weeks to make one sweater, and it does not come as a surprise knowing that elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet. Still, the volunteers make sure that the knits are not only warm and cozy, they are also colorful , and even fashionable.
“It is important to keep our elephants protected from the bitter cold during this extreme winter, as they are weak and vulnerable having suffered so much abuse making them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia,” cofounder Kartick Satyanarayan said in a release. “The cold also aggravates their arthritis which is a common issue that our rescued elephants have to deal with.” Thank goodness the abuse those sweet babies had to face is in the past, with bright – and stylish – future ahead of them.
More info: Wildlife SOS India | Facebook (h/t: thedodo )

Winters get chilly in Northern India, so an animal shelter decided to knit giant sweaters for its rescued elephants

people-knit-giant-sweaters-rescue-elephants-8

It takes around 4 weeks to make one sweater – the elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet

people-knit-giant-sweaters-rescue-elephants-7

Still, the volunteers make sure that the knits are not only warm and cozy, they are also colorful and even fashionable

people-knit-giant-sweaters-rescue-elephants-3

“It is important to keep our elephants protected from the bitter cold during this extreme winter, as they are weak and vulnerable…”

people-knit-giant-sweaters-rescue-elephants-14

“Having suffered so much abuse [makes] them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia… The cold also aggravates their arthritis”

people-knit-giant-sweaters-rescue-elephants-5

Thank goodness the terrible things those sweet babies had to face are in the past, with bright – and stylish – future ahead of thempeople-knit-giant-sweaters-rescue-elephants-6

From: Free Patterns
Date: 2016-10-23 3:43:58 PM

Subject: Filet Crochet & Graphic Knitting!

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New category for vintage mail order filet crochet pamphlets.

These pampflets were available by mail order and through various newspapers.

The names Laura Wheeler and Alice Brooks were given to the lines to give them a personal feel, but these are not the actual designer names. Patterns were distributed by Needlecraft Services beginning in the 1930s.

Fun and pretty filet crochet patterns that were received in the mail:

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Graphic Knitting

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Jump into knitting with this category for Grace Ennis graphic knitting patterns.

Grace Ennis was on all accounts a pretty Bel Air blonde – as well as a passionate woman who embraced life to the fullest. When she was five years old, she showed a knack for knitting. But it wasn’t until 1939 when she was 29 years old that the full expression of her art began to take shape. Grace began working out her colorful designs on graph paper.

Get ready for Christmas with these stocking patterns:

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August 14, 2016: Woolies for Infants, Book #153, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1940.

July 11, 2016: New Table Settings, Book #95, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1937.

June 17, 2016: Handmade Sports Wear, Book #35, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1934.

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Sore Joints Cream

This recipe for sore joints is very simple and effective (unless you are allergic to aspirin).

In a clean jar, put 2 oz. of a mild unscented moisturizer or face cream. To that add 25 drops of each:

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • Wintergreen Essential Oil

Mix or shake very well until the oils are fully incorporated. Put a small dab on sore joints when knitting starts hurting.

REMEMBER!!! Never use aluminum needles – they only exacerbate the problem!

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The Finished Lace Boa

I like this so much I am using it in my signature!

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Coffee Cozies For Tim Horton’s Cups

This is so simple and fast, you have time to make a bunch before Christmas!

With a colourful chunky yarn and 8 mm needles,

CO 31 or 33 St.
Row 1: *K1, P1* to end of row. K1.
Row 2: *P1, K1* to end of row. P1.
Rib 1×1 for 3-1/2″
BO and sew up the side seam.

These should fit a large cup, but if your tension is too tight for the cup, use your cozy for the smaller size and increase the needle size on your next one.


Our 10th year anniversary luncheon at Parkdale Knifty Knitters was a hit, and I was asked for the recipe for the Jerk Chicken I brought. You can also make this with pork chops. I’ve been doing both since I got the recipe from the Don McLean Show back in 1972 or ’73 during Carabana. It is not like the hot-hot jerk so popular today, so if you want it really hot, you will have to fix that, but it is identical to the Jerk our friend Q. used to make for island-inspired events (to my utter joy! may she rest in peace!) and my family and friends still love it.

Jerk Chicken & Pork

1/2 c. Water
1/4 c. Soy sauce
2 Green onion(s)
1 t. Allspice
1 t. Cinnamon
1 t. Pepper

Blenderize above ingredients.

Lay up to 3 lb. Of chicken or pork in a large shallow pan and pour the sauce over all. You can marinate this or bake right away at 325° for 1-1/2 hours, turning once…it don’t matter, it is still going to be great!

If you have received this by mistake, I apologize.

This has become my most favourite project, and I’ve done some experimenting, with colours mostly, yarn weights, and am currently working on one using a beautiful sock yarn for less cold weather.

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Here is what I’ve learned.

When making a plain, stocking-stitch pattern, liven it up by using alternate rows of two different variegated wools. And if your targeted loved one won’t wear it, it’s great as a teapot cozy.

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If you only use one yarn alternate the stocking-stitch rows by knitting three, then purling three rows. The hat will flatten like an accordion, but drapes nicely on the head.

 

An you can mix up your yarns using one moderately heavy yarn with a moderately light yarn.

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For an ‘illumination’ or glowing effect, use three yarns…one grey, one greyish blue, and one clear blue of the same hue (or red, or green). This will make the colour glow, and people will ask you where you got your hat. Almost makes the flat-hair effect worth it!