Saturday, 2 November 2013

A Weekend Challenge

What are you all up too this weekend? I have a huge challenge on my hands.




 The lovely ladies from the day unit have been busy knitting squares for a blanket for the Syrian refugees and I am attempting to put them all together.

Why its a challenge...although I asked for eight inch squares some are and some are not, they have come in all sizes



One of the ladies is partially blind and has dropped lots of loops here and there so I have to find them and fill in the holes.

There are 48 squares and at least 100 ends to weave in

I really need to get it finished this weekend because the box is going off on Thursday and I have lots of other things to finish off too.


I want to make the best job I can on it because they have worked so hard making these squares, their ages average 85 years old!.

Will I do it.....wish me luck! 

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing. :)

38 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a big ask. It has just taken me weeks to sew 25 squares into a blanket, so I know how much work is involved. Good luck and I can't wait to see it.

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  2. Thank you Una, it won't be the most beautiful of blankets but at least it will keep someone warm :)

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  3. Ohhh wow Linda...that's lot of work but I have total confidence that you will finish!
    Good Luck!
    Hugs...Shari

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  4. It is a huge task, but I have every confidence that you're up to it. Think of it like eating an elephant…. one bite at a time!! (not that I've ever eaten one, you understand!)

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    1. Ha ha that's one way of looking at it Julie, I think I'm half way up a leg then still a way to go. :)

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  5. I wish you the best luck Linda. You're doing a good thing. :)

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  6. That's a lovely challenge. Is this a certain good cause you are working for? Would I be able to send in something too?
    Esther.

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    1. Hi Esther it is very good of you to offer the cut off day is 15 th November I will email you a London address. I'm sure there will be more collections later if you can't make this one :)

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    2. Thanx! I'd really appreciate it :-) It would be a good stahs buster too, so I say it's win win! You can e-mail me at esjodebeer (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  7. How lovely of those sweet women to make the squares, and even more lovely of you to put them all together. Hugs and good luck,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith, yes they are so lovely every single one of them, they try so hard despite their physical problems. :)

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  8. Good luck, Linda, and try not to be too stressed!

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  9. I feel your pain. I have a very large bag full of squares awaiting my attention after Christmas. I took them out a while back and was so amazed by their individuality that I put it straight back again until I was feeling stronger!!!!!

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    1. Believe me Linda I am motivated to do this because these ladies have worked so hard despite arthritis, poor eyesight even strokes, it's the least I can do. However I too have a bag full of odd squares awaiting my attention and it has been waiting for over a year now, I will get to it one day haha

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    2. It would be nice if you two Linda's could put all you squares together, that way you may find you can match up the sizes better! Law of averages and all that.

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  10. Well done Linda and well done ladies - what a huge task, especially sorting out all those holes, but I have no doubt you will conquer each and every one of them. All the very best with it! Hugs, Joy xo

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    1. Thank you Joy I think I'm winning. :)

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  11. Good luck, sounds as if you're going to need it. J x

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  12. Good luck. That's quite a challenge! It will be beautiful when finished xx

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    1. Well at least it's going to be bright and cheerful Maggie and warm! which is the main thing. :)

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  13. Hey there, busy bee - that's a huge job you're doing here (I've never learned how to fix even one single dropped stitch, that's probably why I've never really liked knitting). I wish you good luck with your week-end Challenge, but I'm sure you'll succeed as usual ;)

    I've just published your guest-post, and I hope you'll have lots of visitors dropping by and saying hello! :)

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    1. Hi Barbara, thanks again for inviting me to be a guest on your blog. :)

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  14. That is a big undertaking, but I am sure you will do a great work :-) At the end, it will become a lovely blanket, with all thos colors. Good luck!

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  15. I'm sure you will do your very best Linda....if I was nearer I'd offer to help.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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    1. Aw thank you Amanda that's so sweet, I'm getting there. :)

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  16. Hi Linda, keep going it will be so worth the effort, it is a big task though and you may run over to Monday as well. Well done to the ladies for all their generous efforts in knitting all those squares. It's a beautiful thing you and the ladies are doing. xxx

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    1. Thank you Linda, I do believe I'm almost done! :)

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  17. Bless you Linda! And bless those ladies too for their efforts. Hope it all comes together smoothly. :)

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  18. Good luck with your blanket piecing, would love to see it all pieced together at the end.
    Sally xxx

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  19. Oh my - you have taken on quite the challenge. This is going to be beautiful though and truly a gift from many hearts!

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