Monday, 20 September 2021

Woolly News

Hello

Thanks for calling in.

With the hot sun brightly shining this Saturday, I had time to photograph my two latest blankets on the lawn!  The colours look so cheerful.  I've shown you the top one before but the one below is hot off the needles!  

Having been given a great big bag of wool, it's been fun to let the colours do the talking and arrange themselves into these geometric shapes.  I've knitted long strips this time, which have been joined together and then given a jazzy border using up the different coloured scraps of yarn.  Both blankets have a grey crocheted border to round them off.

There are still several balls of wool left in the bag, probably enough to make a smaller blanket.


In other woolly news, the squares I sent off to Dumfries House have now joined thousands of others from all over the world to be turned into a display draped over Adam Bridge on the estate.  They will be turned into smaller blankets eventually but the project was devised by Prince Charles to highlight the beneficial mental health aspects of knitting, sustainability of natural yarns and the possibility of turning a craft based hobby into a viable job opportunity. 



If you'd like to read more about it and the Royal visit to see them, here's a link.


Cheerio

10 comments:

  1. Fantastic. I love the colourful blankets, and how lovely to know that your squares are included in those huge blankets, I wonder if you can spot them.

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    1. Thanks Jo. I expect mine are behind the tree! Ha!

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  2. Well done you. Both blankets look lovely. B x

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  3. Lovely, I like the colours you have used:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie. I was quite lucky with the donated wool which has made the blankets so cheerful. 😊

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  4. I like your colourful blankets. It's good to be involved in a special project. Your handiwork will be appreciated.

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    1. Thanks Linda. It's great to knit up all the woolly odds and ends to make something useful.

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  5. Your blankets do look nice, and so colourful :)

    All the best Jan

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