If you read some of my previous blog posts, you know that a few times a year I donate my knits to animal rescue charity auction. It’s a small local rescue run by one woman who managed to build an amazing support network and helps many dogs and cats. Each auction also has one other chosen rescue that receives part of the collected funds.
This time, unlike previously, I didn’t have anything ready in my gifts and donations box, but I wanted to contribute even in a small way, so I used up the last skein of Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras colourway and knitted a cute baby top. It’s a very simple and lovely pattern, and it takes one afternoon to knit it.
I had to pick different colours of buttons as I didn’t have a matching colour set. I have doubts about the yellow one but I hope that the scrap of yarn I used to separate upper and lower part of the top has enough yellow to make it look acceptable. It’s probably time to update my buttons stash!
And since this post is about animal rescue, I thought I’d share a photo of Nika that my Mum sent me, just because I think it’s super adorable. She got so tired from playing that she fell asleep with a ball in her mouth!