My last post briefly mentioned this completed blanket.
I have to say that it was great fun to make and came together quickly. I had a deadline – and they always seem to make the hook fly faster!
It isn’t an enormous blanket. It’s 42 squares of 5 rounds plus a border in cream which is also the joining and edging colour. It’s made from Stylecraft Special DK in 15 colours. (plus the cream, of course)
- Fuchsia Purple
- Pale Rose
Of course these colours were mixed throughout and rearranged until I was happy with the layout.
The reason for the speed was that I had heard about a charity project I wanted to support and their HQ just happened to be in a place I was planning to visit. THE CARIAD BLANKET PROJECT donates blankets to new mums who have had a really difficult time. You can read more about it by clicking any of the pictures in this post, and also by the link above. Maybe you would like to use your skills to give to a new mum. Let me know if you do.
I will make another that isn’t grannies, but they are always such a convenient module when stressed or travelling. I’ve started another; this one is in more gentle colours. I’ll reveal more in a day or two.
I’m also thinking that maybe you would like to be involved but can’t commit to a full blanket. If this idea appeals to you let me know in a comment or via Instagram (see below) I’m thinking ‘donations in multiples of 3 granny squares’.
Let me know what you think.
- Five Colour Friday
- It’s done!
- Untitled, and why not?
- Just using my vocabulary!
- Ready .. Steady .. GO!