It seems like ages since I managed to get on here and post up a little snippet of life in the shop.
For the past 2 weeks we’ve been so busy with the blankets that it feels like we’ve done little else. Given the time restraints for the collection (3rd August) it’s very difficult not to get absorbed with knitting & sewing squares. I have managed to get a pair of socks knitted and think I could become obsessed. They’re the first pair I’ve made using the two circular needle method as championed by Cat Bordhi. If you’re interested in seeing this method check out her video on youtube.com http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=cat+bordhi+socks
If you were on Ardmore Beach this week you could have possibly spotted me trying to get ahead with my Autumn/Winter Samples.
If that wasn’t enough the Innocent Smoothie/Age Action Campaign is back again, more about that another time. I’m off to knit or sew, or both if that’s possible.
Our blanket collection for The House of Hope in Vanadzor, Armenia is well underway and there are squares everywhere.
I’ve got piles of them sorted by size, strips already sewn to be made up into blankets and several finished blankets complete with crochet border, a very basic crochet border believe me.
We’ve calculated it takes approximately 7.5 hours to sew the squares together, sew in all the ends and crochet the border. So we’ve been trying to sew the squares up as they come in to try and keep on top of things. A big thank you to those that have been sewing as well as knitting.
As you might expect, the squares initially came in, in various sizes and dare I say shapes. Undeterred all squares are being used and as you can see the blankets are beautiful when sewn up.
Please keep your squares coming in as we would love to be able to give as many residents as possible a blanket each. It might be a little ambitious though as there will hopefully be 80 people, nothing like a challenge.