Thursday, 27 September 2007

It's here!

Oo, it looks even better in real life - and it's so warm and heavy already!! Great work Joy, Helena, Leonie, Kylie, Kerry, Jenny and Leah.

DD and I had fun reading through the book. It's so pretty, Joy, you've done an excellent job and everyone wrote such touching comments - I think putting something in the book will be more difficult than the knitting!

Thanks Leah for Cherry Ripe - one of my favourite chocolates - it arrived a little the worse for wear from the heat and distance but it'll be fine after a short time in the fridge! LOL

Now to choose colours and patterns - something lacy perhaps? [If you read my blog you'll understand my last comment!]

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Ready to start another?

Hi everyone! I am loving what I am seeing here and the exchange seems to be running very smoothly. I must sincerely apologise for my slowness at getting the boy's rug moving and am now giving myself a severe kick up the backside to get it started. However when I went to set up my spreadsheet with all your addresses to organise the order etc. I realised that many of you who are not already on the girls' list did not send me your address.

So, if you're still keen to join in on the second project, let me know asap and provide your postal address so I have no more excuses NOT to get it organised! I do have excuses... work, study, toddlerwho keeps getting sick... but this is an important project in my eyes and if I don't MAKE time for it I will never get it going. So come on knitters, send me an email as a kick up my bum to get going on this one!

Saturday, 22 September 2007


I've completed my 7cm in a 10 stitch basket weave pattern in a dusty pink superwash wool. Still waiting on inspriation to write in the book, but I plan to post the blanket on to Lynne on Monday.
It's looking great!

Friday, 14 September 2007

It's arrived!

The blanket has just been delivered by my friendly parcel lady. It's looking great, and I can't wait to get started.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Finally finished

Finally I have the rug in the mail. I have no idea when it was supposed to move on but it's on the way to Leah now. We had a major health crisis in the family just after the rug arrived here and my elderly dad was rushed to hospital where he stayed for over a week. I'm terribly sorry if I have put the project behind. Everyone else will have to knit twice as fast now, ha ha.

I did a triple bobble pattern to make a row of flowers, it's difficult to see it in the photo.
This is what I wrote in the book:
"Know that this blanket was knitted for you with love by women all over this country. Some are mothers, some are sisters, all are daughters.
When you snuggle with this rug, whether you are happy or sad, know that our love is there with you."

May I just say also that it is a wonderful thing to knit something that others have also worked on, you can feel the energy in the blanket and the kind thoughts that people were thinking as they were knitting. It is quite a powerful thing.