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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day 4...

Thank you for the lovely comments on my Giveaway posts. Today, I have something for the people who love to knit or crochet. 

This Patons yarn is so soft and has little sequins threaded throughout. It knits and crochets up beautifully, and one ball goes a long way. I have knitted lacy scarves with this yarn, but the first time I  ever saw this yarn it was being crocheted into a scarf...and looked lovely. 
Today's Giveaway is for 2 balls of Patons Lace. 



One more Giveaway tomorrow and this one features the work of an Aussie and fellow blogger. Comments can continue to be left on all 5 posts right up until Monday, January 19, 7pm, EST (Australia) 
Talking of knitting/crocheting...I had set aside time after Christmas into January, to continue to join donated knitted/crocheted squares into blankets for Knitting For Brisbane's Needy. I had put that ongoing task aside during the latter months of 2014, and having not quite 400 crocheted squares sitting idle in my sewing room, something had to be done. Once I got started after DH came home from hospital, I've been on a rollL lol. The ends still have to be neatened off but 10 single bed size blankets have been made. 

I have enough squares to make 3 more blankets out of the crocheted ones that have been donated. And then, there are the knitted squares...about 200 of those to join as well! :-)

18 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Maria,

I have never seen that wool before, can you show me what it looks like in something made up?

You are certainly on a roll with the donated squares.

Happy days.
Bev.

angela said...

Good on you. Will start our squares again as it get closer to winter. They look fabulous Well done

Ryll Paul said...

Hi Maria, I have to say you do an amazing job with your blog and if any day you consider running a blog learning lesson - I'm in!
Keep going girl :)

Susan said...

You are going great guns on those blankets maria.
Love the wool - but leave me out- let someone who needs/uses wool have it instead...I already have a bundle that I keep in case I ever do anything arty farty with it....

Nanette said...

Joining squares is such a task, good on you for taking it on.... more people who will be warm this winter.

shez said...

Hi Maria boy that is a lot of squares and i havent seen wool like this before,thankyou for hosting such a lovely giveaway.xx

Una said...

I think it would probably take me about 10 years to sew that many blankets together!! There will be a lot of grateful people.

Dorothy said...

Gosh, you've been busy with all those squares. With winter not too far away, isn't it a nice feeling to know that our craft will keep someone nice and cozy. xox

Cynthia said...

That's one of my favorite yarn brands.
The blankets you are making -- so generous of you. And you must be really fast to get so many squares done!

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Great give-aways this week Maria.
Generous of you.

Maureen Clare said...

Umm just the right colour to make my best friend a new knitted teacosy. Her collection of gorgeous crockery including her Spode teapot is blue and I noticed at Christmas that her current one had been attacked by moths....naughty little creatures.

Becky said...

WOW! Thats a real pile of warmth you have there and such lovely creations. The yarn you are giving away is lovely.

Dee said...

That wool would look fantastic in one of those beautiful blankets you make

Mizumatte said...

wouw, what a pile of blankets, you put your days in good use. take care Jaana

Marit Johanne said...

You know I can't resist a give away with beuatiful yarn! And you are doing a great job with the blankets. You will warm many people.

barbara woods said...

love the yarn

barbara woods said...

love the yarn

Lyn said...

That is an amazing effort with the rugs..I'm sure they will be appreciated ..