Wednesday, 6 November 2013

So did I do it?

Thank you for all your lovely words of encouragement. :)

Yes!! I'm pleased to say that I did manage to get the blanket sewn up, although I didn't actually sew it, I crocheted it together with dc/sc

I find this to be much the quickest way of joining for me.


I also managed to find all those dropped stitches and weave them back to stop them from running again and all holes were darned in.



All ends were weaved in...these are going in my scrap jar.




However I'm not completely satisfied because if I'd had a little more time, each square would have been edged in dc/sc and then either crocheted together or sewn which would have given a much stronger finish.



I would have also edged the blanket with a few rows of crochet but it needs to be packed up and on it's way very soon and there are so many other things that need my attention.  Why aren't there more hours in the day so much to do so so little time!




If you want to see a really neat way of joining a blanket visit Una and see how she has done hers it really is a work of art. Una is having a great giveaway too so do pop along.


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Thank you to Hilda, Judy and Caroline for knitting all the squares


The way I see it is..these poor people need help right now they will be cold very soon as winter is fast approaching I don't think they will really mind what the blanket looks like as long as it keeps them warm and I have to say this is a very warm blanket, I know because I had it over my knees the whole weekend. :)

This was a stash-buster blanket all made with donated scrap yarn to the Day Unit so I think it deserves a place in the November link party.



26 comments:

  1. Wow! What a huge endeavor!! Congratulations to you and all your ladies who helped put this blanket together. I know how much work it is to make up a few squares, so to complete an entire blanket is amazing. Such a great cause. I'm making up more squares again too, but it takes so long for the pkg to get to Turkey that I fear they won't be much use for this winter. Have a great day Linda ... you must be very relieved and satisfied that you got this blanket completed on time :) Wendy x

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    1. Yes thank you Wendy, I know what you mean sending to Turkey does take forever and it's expensive, that's why I was so relieved to find a charity based here in the Uk that could actually transport things there. :)

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  2. Wonderful, Linda!!! You did a great job joining all those squared together, and fixing them. I have to say I LOVE it. If I did not have so many WIPs already, I´d start one right away. One day...

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    1. Thank you Ana, the colours do look very nice together I think. :)

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  3. It turned out great! It'll make someone very happy.

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    1. Thank you Pammy Sue I hope so. :)

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  4. You did a wonderful job Linda. It looks great and I'm sure it will be loved by whoever receives it. :)

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  5. Yes, you did it. Well done for finishing it and it looks great. Thanks for the plug for my giveaway and don't forget to enter it yourself!! I've been working out a different way to sew my next blanket, which I have promised to do after the New Year. The way I sewed the last one took FOREVERRRRR.

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    1. It may have taken forever Una but it will last forever too you did such a good job on it. :)

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  6. Hi Linda, you did a wonderful job!
    The blanket looks amazing.
    It will protect someone against the cold winter.
    Good job!

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  7. Well done Linda - that was a huge task and you did a wonderful job of it. Give yourself and the ladies a big pat on the back! Hugs, Joy x

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  8. Well done Linda and the knitters! It will keep someone wonderfully warm and will be much appreciated. It looks really cheerful and soft!
    Ali x

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  9. Such a noble en devour Linda! Am sure it will bring lots of smiles and warmth :)

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  10. Beautiful colorful blanket!!!

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  11. Oh Linda it is stunning. You are very kind and talented, for sure!

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  12. Linda you have done such a wonderful job, well done for completing in time it looks amazing.
    Sally xxx

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  13. Love the blanket! It looks warm, so I hope those people will be feeling warmer this winter!

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  14. You have a scrap jar too!! love the blanket.

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  15. It's beautiful Linda! I had complete faith in you that you would get it done!
    Hugs...Shari

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  16. yay, well done on finishing it on time Linda, I must admit I didn't think you would as it was such an enormous task. Psst what do you use the scrap yarn in the scrap jar for? I am intrigued lol
    Thank you for the link to Una's, a great new blog for me to follow :-)

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  17. Thank you for your lovely comments ladies, Linda as for the scrap jars just watch this space, you will love Una's blog. :)

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