Friday 26th October is Woolly Hat Day 2012. St Mungo's (a homeless charity) are asking knitting enthusiasts to help them knit 5,678 orange woolly bobble hats. This represents the number of people that slept rough on the streets of London last year.
Here is my bobbly offering:
It's not quite too late to get involved, so check out their website for more info:
As you may or may not have gathered, my 'proper job' is in theatre. It's an ever changing career, and I'm always doing different shows and working with new people.
I've got into the habit of making presents for my company at the end of a run - I usually aim for something show relevant. I have recently finished a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream which was set on a Gypsy campsite, and so I decided it would be a great idea to make everyone a piece of lavender. This seemed like a brilliant idea until I realised how much lavender I would need to make - this was a large show, and so the cast and crew amounted to over 50 people!
What a lot of lavender-making. Definitely worth it though.