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Saturday, 5 November 2011

DD is Away.


Yes, we got DD packed and on her way on her trip.

She's gone to Ethiopia along with the Southern Ethiopia Gwent Healthcare Link with a group of medics including my SIL and a reporter from the South Wales Argus, Martin Wade.    You can follow his twitter here if you want.

She had to have quite a few jabs ~ Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Hepatitis A + B x 3, which is not her favourite thing.    Hopefully this will be an interesting and life enhancing experience for her.  She was a bit worried.

Last Saturday evening I got a phone call from SIL asking if I could make some baby hats they could take with them.  These are for normal birthweight babies but they still need hats to keep warm.  The hats are taken into the villages and used when necessary.

I dusted off some dpns and completed the pink hat on the bottom right with some Sirdar Crofter.  I was very pleased with the result, but as it took about 3 1/2 hours to make I knew I needed a heaver weight yarn.  I then dug out some Aran and found I could make a hat in about 1 1/2 hours ~ much better!
I managed 10 in the end and I'll keep on making them through the year and either post some out to Ethiopia or they can go with next year's trip.

Reading Martin Wade's twitter, it's taken them 6 hours by bus to get from Addis Ababa to Awassa where they're staying, dodging donkeys and horse carts and they've been greeted by thunder storms.

She'll be well looked after by SIL but at 16 it'll be a big adventure so let's hope she's ok.

Whilst I'm here I would like to extend my sympathy to anyone affected by the horrific crash on the motorway in Somerset yesterday.  The pictures tell it all.

Righto, I'll be back tomorrow for a normal(ish) post.

Bye for now.................Clicky Needles.


  1. What a marvellous thing for her to do, you must be proud of her.

    You were so busy making those little hats! Well done.

    You took me right back to Abertillery with your mention of the South Wales Argus. It was a staple of my childhood.

  2. Oh.. you and DD are so brave to go on a mission like that! How wonderful of you to get 10 hats done.. I'm *very* impressed!! It's so neat to do something like that for the little dears. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. I hope she is going to grow through her experience and what an experience. Brave girl. Love the little hats, what a lovely thing to do.

  4. Wow, I'm sure your daughter will be affected by what she sees - it will be a life-changing experience for her. Well done on your super-duper speedy hat knitting too!

  5. Goodness what an amazing adventure and oppurtunity of her.


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