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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Wool on Sunday...

Once again I'm joining in with Janine from The Rainbow Hare blog for Wool on Sunday, where all things ' yarny' are written up in a post. This month Janine has posted a number of projects including the cutest little toy, Peter Mouse. There is also a pretty little cardi and a market bag...
In July's W.O.S I wrote about the projects ( 2 knitted throws) that I hoped to have ready for donating to the annual parish art show...one was basically finished and I posted a photo in the blog post and one was just started. Good news, both were finished in time! The second throw was that old favourite of mine, the chevron garter stitch pattern, and it was done in my favourite colours.


More about those 2 projects in my post about the art show which is coming up soon!

So after those 2 items were finished, it was time to get to work on making blankets out of all the donated squares I had been given by some very generous people. I hadn't had much time over the previous few months to work on those charity blankets, so it was a case of 'knuckling down' and catching up. There were bags and bags of lovely crocheted squares...


By the time I had joined squares to make 5 blankets, I thought to myself that I couldn't face making many more. But the next day, I was back there joining them. In just over a week, I made 15 blankets...I'd built up momentum and was on a roll...until all but 2 squares had been made into blankets. And I also had my little helper...

It's always better when there is someone with you keeping you company...
On Sunday night I stacked up the blankets for a photo...here are 14


 
When we put the 15th one on the pile...over it tumbled!

So these have all been packed in 2 big bags and are ready to hand over to K4BN for distribution to needy people. At any time of the year there is always a demand for blankets, especially for those forced to sleep rough.



7 comments:

Lin said...

Great work Maria. xx

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

It's fun to have an assistant! I can't believe you made up those squares into 15 blankets even with (especially with?) your little helper. You certainly were on a roll! And your knitted chevron blanket is gorgeous - beautiful colours. Thank you very much for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

Nanna Chel said...

Maria, I don't know if it is cold in Brisbane but it has turned cold here for Homeless Week. Last night I could feel the cold weather move in around dinner time. It would be very cold on the streets especially when the wind is blow like it always does in August. Those blankets will be so very much appreciated.

Maria said...

You're amazing Maria and I love your wee helper.

mamasmercantile said...

The joy of a little helper.

Kim said...

You are a marvel, Maria! I just love all that woolly loveliness and your little helper is adorable!

Jackie said...

Ahhh, your little helper is a real cutie.

Good for you on getting all those blankets made up for the homeless.

God bless.