Saturday, April 18, 2009

Piecing It All Together

Remember all those knitted squares I made about a month ago, destined for the Afghans for Afghans project? Well, the squares are steadily arriving at Prospect Perk, the designated drop off point, all donated by so many charitable knitters in the Knit PH group - it's simply amazing! At last count we have enough for four blankets and the squares keep on comin' on.

It's time to piece them together and prep these blankets for shipment to A4A Headquarters. Tony dropped the squares off (two bags full!) at Eliza's house this morning and later on Liz and I joined her for some homemade scones (yum!) and sewing in her bright, sunny living room.

Charity Blanket Construction

This one is more of a hodge podge than the next one, which will be all crochet in more muted colors. I learned that sewing crochet squares is more difficult than sewing knitted squares. There's still lots to do before these blankets are finished: weaving in the ends, possibly adding a simple crochet border...

There's talk about continuing this project for months to come. Everyone has lots of leftover yarn from projects and this is a fantastic way to use it up. Knitting squares is very enjoyable and I am seriously considering a personal project using handspun or maybe working up some sampler blankets like the ones Barbara Walker suggests. It's a fun way to try out different stitches and the squares are portable.

All in all this is a fun project and it's a great excuse to get out of the house on a beautiful day and spend some time with friends.


e said...

it looks great!
i knit for charity once, with oddballs - each person knit about 4" of whatever pattern they wanted with a theme and we'd just mail if off to the next person.

it was a great idea!

Eliza said...

I guess i have to keep sewing today... Thanks for coming over yesterday! it was fun!

Katie M. said...

The blanket looks great! And it's such a nice project to be involved in. Good luck with the finishing.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

You are such a champ for being willing to sew that, that is my most hated part of knitting!!!