National Wear Red Day

British Heart Foundation Wear it Red day
 
 
February 5th   ♥

Today in much of the world it is a national wear red day today.  Why?  To highlight the big killer that is heart disease. Wear red day is today, organised by the British Heart foundation ( UK )   and I am going  to be wearing red.   

Many die of this every year and look at the photo, 12 babies in the UK alone are born with heart defeats every day  and 400 people a day die from it!  That's a huge number. 

All over the world heart disease is a problem and many countries are wearing red today.  In America it is in its 13th year.  ( USA and Canada )  And I notice Australia are also involved but their wear it red day is a tad later on Feb 26th, so you have some time to get organised. ( Australia )


Had a search through my wardrobe and decided my red poncho would not be enough and it needed sprucing up.  I often wear red so nobody would think it 'different', but they might now don't you think?

Hoping people will now ask
me why I am wearing all these hearts


Keeping on the theme of red and perhaps not quite so healthy after writing about heart disease but I could not resist sharing these cookies.  I cannot vouch for there taste as have not yet tried them and I suspect they could be a bit of a faff to make, but Oh my goodness they look divine.  My daughter and I are going to give them a try, hopefully this week end...  Heart cookies

Perfect for Valentines, or other shapes
at different times of the year perhaps.



Crocheted napkins holders
And just look at this knitted goodness of health!  If I had smaller children I would definitely be badgering the talented Jules (formally of the blog The Hidden Jem) for the pattern to these vegetables.  How wonderful for the children to have these in their play kitchen.  Jules you ARE very talented and thank you for sharing your photo with us.  Have you ever knitted or crocheted food?  So many people have, I am yet to jump on that band wagon, although thinking about it now I did crochet some rather lovely serviette holders last summer, ummm, where have they gone?!?!?





The carrots are perfection, such fun

As for me I have so many thoughts running through my head that I am not productive at all.  I keep thinking ooh I'll try that and then begin but get distracted by something else.  This really is no good and I am off after posting this to have a very stern talking to myself to buck my ideas up.  Do you ever suffer from this problem?  The one thing that is constant and that I do keep returning to well I do not have a choice as there is a birthday dead line to meet. Is the surprise jumper for my husband.  Main body is completed up to sleeve level, the new dpn arrived so I can continue with the sleeves themselves and soon it will be time to add in the pattern and knit it fairisle style!  Yeah! 

The jumper so far...

Simply knitting free pattern

Lastly, I need your help.  My husband has asked for a Shaun the sheep hat.  I have tracked down a great 'free' pattern from Simply Knitting of the sheep I would like to use, but their link does not seem to be working!  I have emailed the magazine but I suspect I am low down on their priority list to respond to.  Normally I would not dream of asking anyone to share a pattern with me due to copyright etc but I'm thinking as they offer it for free... does anyone have the below pattern?  It's not specifically for a hat, I will use my own hat pattern for it, just want the chart for the sheep.  If not I will have to resort to charting one up for myself, but would rather not.  Can anyone help?  If so please email me at eclectichomeandlife(at)gmail(dot)com The link that I could not get to work is here:  Shaun the sheep Simply Knitting pattern


The above has had to be struck out as in finding the link to share with you all, the chart popped out this time!!! As this was my 5th thing to share with you, I've kept it in although I now no longer need your able assistance, but thanks for the offer in any case...
 
Joining in today with   Amy sharing my five with you on this
Wear it Red Day for the British Heart Foundation.
 
♥  Wearing lots of red today  

35 comments:

  1. I will have to resort to my red Cardigan today, good job you told me about red day. I wonder how she got that heart so well defined in that biscuit roll, looks a great idea. Good luck with Shaun, are you putting him on the jumper too? x

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    1. Karen if you look at the link it shows you how she kept the heart shape. Quite clever although I suspect when I try it will be very wonky! As to the jumper the pattern in that will be a modern semi traditional pattern on the yoke and tips of the sleeves x

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  2. I love all that knitted food, perfect for the children with their little kitchens. It will be a red cardigan for me today. Enjoy those biscuits.

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    1. I agree, Jules is so clever. Glad you will be wearing red too xxxx

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  3. This new to me, we don't have that in Finland. We do have A Heart Week though when healthy life style etc. is discussed.

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    1. Riita, that sounds quite similar. We all need to look after our previous hearts. Have a good weekend

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  4. That birthday jumper looks like it's shaping up well. I would love to crochet vegetables but I doubt I would have the patience! Have a good weekend. Barbara X

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    1. Thanks Barbara. Am pleased with the jumper so far... As to the vegetables I really want to give it s go. I may pester Jules for the pattern!

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  5. I didn't know this! I'm going to find something red to wear right now! I love the knitted food. I think I'm very productive when it comes to knitting and crochet but in other area's there's no hope! Have a great weekend. :) xx

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    1. It's funny looking at all these blogs if she's me want to make more but then when to find the time Linda? I look at all the males and think how takdbted everyone is

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  6. Usually my kids are supposed to wear red to school but I didn't hear anything about it this year. They are doing Jump Rope for Heart though. I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2016/02/tea-time-birthdays-and-tea-parties-2516.html

    Colletta

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  7. A wonderful reason to wear red. I have a little boy I am currently working with who has had two heart surgeries andhe is only 2.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. I love how you've spruced up your poncho, Selma. The jumper is looking lovely and cosy too. Also wearing red here. Much love. X

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  9. Oh, gosh I haven't anything red, I used to wear it quite a bit but haven't for ages. I hope you enjoy wearing your red poncho. I love the knitted vegetables:)

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  10. Those knitted vegetables are truly excellent. Good on you for drawing attention to this cause!

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  11. A good reminder about wear red day and what it means. Glad that you got the Shaun situation sorted out! Gosh you are going to be very busy knitting for your man, I hope that he loves the hat and jumper!! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, happy weekend! xx

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  12. I'm very impressed with your jumper, my knitting skills are not up to that just yet. I had not realised it was wear red day today for the BHF.

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  13. What a wonderful way to wear red for a very important cause. I love the hearts embellishment, too. Very appropriate! The sweater you are knitting looks like a fun project. You are so creative. Enjoy your weekend and don't work too hard :) hugs, Pat

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  14. It was thanks to you that I was aware of the Wear Red Day. I haven't seen anything on the tv about it which is my main source of information for these sorts of event. The jumper for your husband is progressing well and looking good.

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  15. I love that you kept number 5 in anyway! Oh how have I missed this?!?! I didn't wear red but could of - sorry I feel like love let you down. The jumper looks great. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  16. I love your red cover-up with all the heart pins - very cute! The heart cookies and crochet/knit fruit and napkin rings are adorable. Your jumper is coming along very nicely - lovely color. Funny about the cushion directions - glad you found them. I have the same problem with staying focused, lately, so I have been writing lists to keep in track. It's been helpful, as long as I remember to look at the list! xx Karen

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  17. I was wondering why they were wearing red today on tv and now I realize why! I love all of your creations. Thanks for the visit today!

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  18. I envy your knitting skills! That hat is absolutely adorable :) You don't mention when the actual deadline is... Best of luck getting your projects done. Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. I'd love Shaun the Sheep knitted on anything, glad you got the link to work. I wore my red today, I have high blood pressure and I work at keeping it down.

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  20. A fun post, your poncho is going to look great with the hearts. well it probably looked great on the day.

    Diana

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  21. I didn't realise about wearing red yesterday until seeing your post just now. I would have definitely joined in had I known. Xxx

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  22. Loving that knitted cauliflower - I think I'd have loved those growing up (and much more than actually eating vegetables!) And Shaun the sheep still looks cute - have a lovely weekend

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  23. I was unaware of people wearing red due to the cause so thanks for raising awareness. I'm also struggling with a project at present so know you're not ever alone.

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  24. I didn't know about this specific day but it's a great idea to get people more aware about heart defects. I've never crocheted or knitted food items before but I do find them cute and I bet my daughters will love playing with them.

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  25. My grandson just said....Shaun the Sheep hat! I want one! :-) I don't crochet much but I might make an exception for this! :-) Love the crocheted napkin holders too. How wonderful there is a "wear the red day" for the babies with heart defects.

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  26. I had no idea about wearing red yesterday. And I have virtually no red in my wardrobe so pinning a heart to my sweater would have had to do. Those knitted vegetables are wonderful! I'll be exploring her site. Good luck on the birthday present knitting!

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  27. Just love those knit veggies and your Shaun the sheep. So adorable!! I know I'm late, but still love catching up for 5 on Fri. Blessings on your week! xoxo

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    1. Thanks for popping over Carrie. Never too late. Just glad you could come over x

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