Proud Mum

That;s me folks, a proud Mum. Just look at what my teenager has produced now.

It’s over 5 foot long! It’s her second blanket and the edge isn’t exactly straight but it’s definitely unique and is for charity. She’s even gone straight on to start a third, there’s no stopping her now. The rest will be going off to Kate at Kyōyū kyōyū tomorrow.

Spare a thought

Happy New Year everyone, I hope it’ll be a happy and healthy year for us all. I thought I’d start the year by sparing a thought for others. I know it’s a long time since the Japanese earthquake ans tsunami but there are still people without homes and in need of both physical and emotional support. It’s not enough, but here are two blankets I’ve completed for dispatch to Japan.

It was my aim to complete them by new year and I finished about 8pm yesterday. These will go off to Kate and her wonderful helpers, if you feel like making a square or two why not pop over and take a look at her site.


Can you take it too far?

My husband thinks I’ve been crocheting like a demon and wonders when I’m going to stop, “haven’t I done enough?”  My answer, no not nearly enough. I love making the squares and knowing that through the efforts of Kate and her team they’ll be turned into blankets for those who need them.

These are just some of the squares awaiting dispatch. At the end of each ball of wool there’s often a little yarn left which isn’t enough to crochet even one round and I find it impossible to throw it away. Usually I put it in the compost but I decided to tie them all together  and crochet a little mongrel square.

My daughter thinks it’s ‘cool’ and I like it but my husband thinks I’ve taken it too far this time. Can you take it too far? Is this just being too obsessive?

P.S. A littel girl visited us this week and sat happily sorting squares for some time, her favourite square? The little mongrel placed carefully atop the pile when she’d finished “so everyone can see it”.