Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Wool gathering

In case anyone has missed it, Saturday 15 June will be the day of the Basingstoke BIG Knit!  You can find us on Ravelry, Face book, and Twitter .  In just two weeks there will be people all over Festival Place Basingstoke knitting.

Its part of World Wide Knitting In Public Week  At the BIG Knit we are planning to knit a blanket in a day and raise money for our local hospice, St Michael's.  We need lots of yarn and it's started to arrive from the generous knitters of the town

A bit of a jumble but I have begun sorting them out into colours

blues and greens

reds and pinks


yellows and creams

I'm beginning to see themes here.  It would be fab if we could make three blankets in these colours.  They are not going to be huge, lap rugs really so perhaps its doable...

If enough people turn up!


I also found some knitters treasure in amongst the bags.  If  you have an eagle eye you may have spotted it already.  Some lovely old (1950s or 1960s, I think) Patons 4 and 3 ply 80% wool in some great colours.

As a spin off from the BIG Knit we are thinking of making a really fabulous afghan for the hospice to auction or raffle at their winter fundraiser.  This yarn might just be the right stuff to use

What do you think?




Kathleen Lawton-Trask said...

Gorgeous, all of it! And I like the idea of an afghan to be raffled off. Do you need more wool?

Catherine said...

Yes please we would love to have more wool. Anything that is not used on the day will be used for the afghan to raffle (more about this later)

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Basingstoke is rather far away or I'd join you ... there's nothing like this planned here. Have fun :)