...can you imagine our excitement? Deadly’s pattern was part of the special publication masterminded by Emma Mitchell and produced by the fantastic team at Mollie Makes. Kerry Lawrence from Mollie Makes told us: “We know that crafters love to support good causes and Comic Relief is an inspirational charity famous for its creative fundraising. When the brains behind Crafternoon – Emma Mitchell and Jane Toft – approached Mollie Makes about their idea we wanted to get involved straight away!”
The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon magazine also features gurus such as Mr X Stitch, Moose Allain and Dottie Angel and is on sale at Sainsbury's with £5 from every copy sold going to Comic Relief – as we write, the original print run of 12,000 has been increased by a further 6,000 which means a potential £90,000 for the charity which is quite amazing.
This year's Comic Relief is all about ‘making your face funny for money’ which is why Deadly has created this amazing knitted beard in three variations to help you take part. She chose Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK because it is so soft and to make sure there was no itchy ‘stubble’ when you wear your beard.
As you can see from these pictures the celebrities seem to have really taken to her design. The green beard even comes with a little bird.
To celebrate, we are running a knit-a-long in our Ravelry group, which we hope you will be able to join in with. We are also making a little video to help you with the loopy technique that Deadly has used in her design.
We think Deadly’s beard is the perfect way to take part in this year's comic relief and donate to this incredibly worthwhile charity, but there are lots of other projects to make as well. “We know crafters will love coming up with creative ideas of their own too. We can’t wait to see what they get up to!” says Kerry.
We'd love to see the pictures of you in your knitted beard so please feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.