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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wool on Sunday...

Regular readers would remember that for a little while I've been linking with Janine's Wool on Sunday on her Rainbow Hare blog. I've 'met' some lovely fellow knitters/crocheters this way and it's such fun thinking up yarn related posts to write. Janine has published 137 Wool on Sunday posts which is phenomenal! But from now on, instead of being weekly, the WoS posts will be monthly.  
So...my latest yarn themed post...
There must be something about January, because this time last year I was writing about my big push to lessen the number of the bags of donated squares in my sewing room, by joining them into blankets. And this year has seen the same frenetic activity. The blankets go to Knitting for Brisbane's Needy ready for distribution when the weather starts to cool down. The weather has been rather hot here lately so in the last 2 weeks, the air con has been turned on, and the TV turned on, and I've just sat and joined the stacks of squares/rectangles that have been donated to K4BN.
You might say, I've been on a roll...
This was the one that I put together last night and crocheted a border on it this afternoon at Sisters of Stitch. ( which is held at a council library with air con!) My DD1 crocheted the majority of the 36 squares in this blanket.

 The 11 blankets I've made this last fortnight, folded and stacked...lots of people have contributed squares to enable me to make so many blankets.
 
 
Yesterday DH helped me collect some bags of yarn/unfinished knitting projects from a young woman who had gone to school with my girls. This woman's mum had recently passed away and Amanda remembered that I belonged to a knitting charity and asked if the group would like her mum's yarns etc. So we picked up all these bags, and the yarns are gorgeous. Lots of lovely items will be made for the needy, that's for sure, as I will give out yarns to my 'outworkers' and also take bags of yarn to Knit and Natters.

( There is a possibility that that big stack of blankets will be used in one of my 'yarn bombing' photo shoots, sometime soon. )
So now the bundle of squares to be joined is quite depleted...


But I've been told there are some bags of squares for me to collect, so some more joining coming up! lol

8 comments:

creations.1 said...

Wow you have been busy hooking Maria - well done - there is always a need for warm thing in winter isn't there - fortunately so many people are happy to help out with donations.

goodnightgram said...

Eleven blankets in two weeks! You are a wizard for sure! The one you showed in your first photo looks beautiful the way you put the colors together.

Maria said...

You do such a great job hooking all those squares together..
Nice to have the yarns donated to you and your groups to make into blankets etc..

Jackie said...

I have started to knit some squares with my leftover yarn stash. I plan on taking the finished blankets to either the nursing home here in town, or to our Warm Welcome Shelter.

God bless.

Sue (this n that) said...

Well done - a great achievement getting all those blankets finished Maria. Lovely squares by your DD1, very pretty ... especially the multi-coloured one above the white.
So many people benefit from your kindness. Cheers :D)

Kim said...

How wonderful it would have been to look into all those bags filled with lovely yarns. My goodness, you are a marvel, Maria....11 blankets!! Love all those happy granny squares in the first blanket, 'tis a joy to look at!

margaret said...

such a good way to use up wools and ypu will get loads of blankets out of the donated wools.1i blankets is a lot tohave done in such a shoprt time, is it not too hot to be working with wool at the moment?

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

It really is wonderful to see all the donated yarns and squares transforming into blankets week by week. You really do a fabulous job! Thank you very much for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)