Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

Friday Finish!

I have completed the red and white crochet blanket for The Big Knit at the Orbital. The majority of the yarn is leftovers. My own plus yarn from the big shopping trolley which comes to our gatherings , donated by anyone with leftover yarn, and free for us to put to good use in the form of warm clothing and blankets, which are then offered to people who are homeless. In the case of blankets, toys etc offered to people moving into a home of their own with few personal goods. It is to give that accommodation the homely touch. Anyway enough prattling, here it is –

I bought the White yarn for the border as I didn’t want to play yarn chicken. Colours chosen to appeal to football fans.

Personally I’d have made it bigger but that’s the size they wanted.

So now I have a blanket and a giraffe to take with me to group next month. I’m going for yellow and blue next, more football colours.

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Comments on: "Friday Finish!" (34)

  1. Am I alone in wanting to see a photo of the big shopping trolley filled with oddments and donated yarns?! Sounds intriguing. Who knows what you will find.

  2. That is beautiful! And so cheery ๐Ÿ™‚ What a lovely gift to help keep someone warm and cozy!

  3. That’s a lot of accomplishment to be very proud of completing.

  4. Love the shopping trolley idea.

  5. That’s a great way to use up leftover yarn, someone is going to love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Going Batty in Wales said:

    That looks great! And well done for doing something bloke-ish rather than a pretty one for the girls.

  7. Someone is going to be a very lucky recipient–what a cheerful blanket! Nicely done!

  8. What a great idea to make the blankets in them colors, that will be much appreciated!

  9. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    This is beautiful. Reminds me of the ones my Great Aunt Kitty used to make.

  10. Looks great! Red and white are Southampton’Saints’ football colours too.

  11. Lovely, Cathy! I am sure that will be a cozy way to watch some sports! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Wow! That is so bright and cheerful. Someone is really going to love snuggling under it.

  13. That blanket is awesome. A beautiful cosy addition to anyone’s home. X

  14. Well done, the blanket looks great and I’m sure whoever gets it will appreciate it – I know I would ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. That looks great and will be well received. I can see my brother – a Sheffield United (The Blades) supporter- coveting a red/white blanket. Even in his 60s he has memorabilia all over the house.

  16. claire93 said:

    well done and great idea to be crafting for football fans ^^

  17. That is brilliant and the recipient will love it – I know I would.

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