Last night was the first FNSI for the year and I had planned to sew up some knitted teddy bears. 'Best laid plans' and all that! Instead I finished sewing up some donated squares into a blanket. Knitted and crocheted squares are often donated to K4BN and Karen, the organiser is always looking for volunteers to sew them up.
I'm slowly working my way through a large box of squares that I took home a number of months ago. At first I just sewed the squares together but I thought that it didn't look as good as it could. So then I started working a round of double crochet (I think it is called single crochet in the US) in black yarn around each square, and then sewing them together. I found it so much easier to sew them up then as the edge of each square was easier to sew and stitches didn't show. The black formed a border too. So for weeks I would take a bag of squares and black yarn to K&Ns, waiting rooms, or in front of the TV at night, and crochet around these squares. Last night I finished sewing up another blanket...but there are still lots of squares left in the box!
This week the Knit and Natters started again. When I collected some donations from a lady a few suburbs away last week, I invited her to come to some of the K&Ns and she said she couldn't as she didn't drive. Naturally I offered to give her a lift which she accepted. So last Wednesday Pam and I headed out to the Albany Creek K&N. Despite the notice being on the forum page no one else turned up so we had the meeting room to ourselves, the librarian organised coffee and we enjoyed the lovely chocolate brownies that Pam had made and brought along! We thoroughly enjoyed chatting, getting to know each other, and, of course,...knitting! Bliss lol
|Pam, her knitting...and the brownies|