Tuesday, 25 June 2013

(Maybe) the last word on the subject

I'm still full of busy from the BIG Knit.  Two blankets fully completed, squares put together,

borders crocheted

and ends sewn in,

were delivered to the Hospice today.

And the ladies of our knitting group are working hard on sewing up another four!

And then just before leaving for the hospice the sun was shining I decided to photograph the blankets on the lawn.  As there was dew on the grass this meant I needed to lay out our old picnic blankets first.  And underneath the blankets in my dining room (now renamed the yarn room) was another bundle of 49 squares!

How amazing is that?  Seven blankets which will decorate the day room and individual bedrooms at the hospice and keep chilly toes warm.

What has also been so lovely is how many people who asked if we would organise another event.  So we are!  And there has been a little bit of re-branding.  I have updated the facebook page to explain that the BIG Knit Fundraiser will be an annual event in association with The Hospice but we shall also hold BIG Knit Gatherings from time to time to meet as a bigger group to knit, chat (and drink coffee and eat cake).  The first Gathering will be on 9 November at one of our local community halls, the details will appear on the Facebook page and Ravelry forum

If truth be told I am also keen to get back to my stash-busting project.  Not that blanket squares are not a good stash buster but I have this

and this...

waiting in the wings to make up into something glamorous (red) and warm (green/grey) that I am longing to get my needles into




Anita said...

Hi Catherine,
How busy have you been?!!! lol. You've done a super job with the blankets. I love the third photo where you've put in a focus square, it is really eye catching.
Cheers, Anita.

Sally said...

I was thinking that I sorted squares for a green and yellow as well as blue and pink blankets and there were enough squares over for another multicoloured one!

Catherine said...

Sally, I am beginning to think the squares are multiplying in my Yarn Room!

Alli said...

How fantastic that you were able to make so many blankets Catherine! Amazing job that you and Jenny did with the organizing and I'm so glad that the BIG Knit will continue!

Your yarn-in-waiting in the meantime also looks divine! No wonder you can't wait to get back to it!

WildflowerWool said...

What a great cause to support. Can't wait to see the next projects started.

Anonymous said...

Wow you have been very busy. You are very talented and lovely to hear that the blankets have been donated. Maybe this is something I should do as my children have plenty of hats and scarves :)