A few days ago two friends and I had a night without children. On such an evening conversation turns to all kinds of things and, of course, at some point leads back to the school our children attend. This time it was particularly the dire state of the craft stall at last year's fete. There was a lot of stuff that just did not sell. It was heartbreaking for me and I can't even imagine how it must have been for the organiser.
We talked about what would make a truly great craft store and at one stage I was even pondering volunteering to coordinate before my friends talked my off the ledge. Instead we would make things, starting now.
One of of my friends had seen a wonderful little knitted toy made by a workmate. She thought it was a seller and even offered to learn to knit for the cause. I never pass up an opportunity to cultivate knitting friends.
The first thing we did when we got home and dispatched the babysitter was a Ravelry search.
It was this sweet little thing.
and then we followed the link to the book and all the other patterns
and before you could say 'how cute is that!' we were on the bookdepository site buying the book.
less than a week later we had the book, the knitting lesson was given and we are off and making.
Any more volunteers out there?