This is an odd request, I was wondering how I might find someone to knit my baby some clothes when he is born in April.
I love hand knitted clothing and I would love to be able to find a pattern in a knitting mag and buy some lovely luxury wool and have someone knit something really special for my new arrival (I would pay of course and would find materials required)(or donate to a charity that they may support)
I would like a skilled knitter (not asking for much) I know that the hospital shop at QCH in W6 have some pre knitted babies wear, but I guess I'm reluctant to ask in case I hurt their feelings (implying their knitwear on sale isn't quite what I'm after)
I don't have a grandma, or anyone else I know that can knit.
Thanks in advance if you can point me in the right direction to someone good with knitting needles and wool xx
Would it be worth asking in a local residential home? There might be someone there who is a keen knitter who would like to knit for 'someone' rather than just for a coffee morning, bring and buy sale etc.
Could also be worth asking at a local church, or as bikerunski has said asking at a local haberdashery shop, they might know of someone - they might even have a small ads board.
Also, I know they do other things, but how about the WI or its more urban version the TWG (townswomen's guild)?
If you let me know what you would like, be more than happy to help out. Have just finished a couple of Debbie Bliss bits for a chum and am doing a Sublime cardie and hat in Merino and cashmere for a friend who is due in Feb plus a hat an scarf for a one year old who needs his name on his hat (in case mum forgets his name!)
I also would be willing to help you if you want to get in touch with what you would like I have just finished knitting some 3ply shawls for a shop beside me. I enjoy my kniting and love making baby clothes
I have recently had some clothes knitted by Jacqui at Jan Wood Handknits based in South Wales. Very impressed with the quality of the clothing. They were all knitted in a machine washable blend of natural wools, merino wool, silk and cashmere. Would thoroughly recommend them to anyone. They were also excellent value for money based on other handknitted clothes I have seen on the internet. Jacqui's contact number is 01656 658109.