Monday, 20 January 2014

Finger Knitted Good

I have received so many compliments when wearing my lovely, chunky wool 
wrist-warmers. They were a Christmas gift, from 'Forage' who had a stall on
 Manchester Christmas Market.

Recycled, sustainable and fairly traded the 'Forage Finger Knitted Project' started in 2008, 
teaching women in poor communities to knit with their fingers, supplying the wool then buying the hats & wrist-warmers back for a fair price.

With my lovely wristwarmers I got a  leaflet with pictures of the women in Northern India involved with the project and a small label telling me mine were knitted by 'Kamala'. Probably the elder of the women, the kids said "Ah, she's really cute!" Ha!

 You can see how perfect the colours are for me!!

It's so nice to receive a gift that's a little different!
Even more when it's ethical too.
Hop over to Forage & take a look  :-)


  1. They are lovely and perfect for this time of year ……. I really like to have my fingers free when I'm shopping …. it makes opening your purse and handling money so much easier.
    ……. and, thanks so much for your comment. You really should wear a corset to the wedding….. I wore one to our son's wedding { and a few others} !!! XXXX

    1. Hi Jacqueline! Thanks so much for dropping by - & yes - I'm definitely thinking corset now!!
      Glad you like the wrist warmers, they are wonderful, XXx