Sunday, April 6, 2014

67 Blankets for Madiba Day 2014

Hello!

Earlier this year I became involved in a wonderful initiative that (like many other wonderful initiatives) started with a single idea by a single individual and has blossomed into a Worldwide phenomenon. It's called 67 Blankets for Madiba Day and some of you may already have heard about it but if not, HERE'S a link to a short Youtube video about how it started and what it is..... please have a look.

So I decided to knit a blanket using all the odd bits and pieces that I had in my stash. I didn't think I had very much and I envisaged buying at least 4 balls of wool at some point. I was wrong. I have completed the blanket without buying a single ball!!!

Take a look ....


I wasn't too bothered about colour co-ordination and literally just used up every scrap of yarn that I had. At the end I laid it out on my bed just as the squares came out of the bag and started crocheting them together.


Then I decided on a simple edging (thanks Lucy)....


And I could see it finally coming together.....


A quick swirl around in the bath with some Woolite and out on the line to dry....




My Beautiful Blanket for Madiba Day!!!
Til soon....
x









5 comments:

  1. Madiba would have been proud of you! A lovely colourful item, very much in keeping with his preferences, i feel.

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  2. What a lovely idea! Had a look at the YouTube video - inspiring and so heart-warming to see so many people knitting and crocheting together. There's just something about a handmade blanket that says "I care" isn't there? Have a happy week, Laura! E x

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  3. Beautiful blankie! and also quite big :) Great job! I am your new follower, I liked your blog a lot! I also crochet and blog about my life...but in India. Have a nice day!

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  4. Well done! Your blanket looks great!

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