Saturday, 4 January 2014

Plans have been whirling around my head for the "Knit a block a Week Challenge" Linda's blog
The book 200 Knitted blocks by Jan Eaton was delivered a little earlier than Christmas by Santa "Amazon" Claus hee hee. 
Last night it even came in the bath with me while I pondered the designs I would like to knit.
Having decided to produce my first blanket for SIBOL (unfortunately Sue can no longer accept squares but can receive made up blankets), using my first squares I produce I set to work on the pattern, I think Im just about there! That's as long as it turns out ok - I have visions of it turning out like a dogs dinner ............  I think SIBOL is a wonderful organisation, donating blankets to care homes for the elderly.  Im sure they get so much pleasure from the blankets that are delivered to them. 
Choosing the squares I went for squares with the same stitch count and what I think the thickness of the square will come out like - Im thinking that maybe some of the designs will give you a thicker/denser texture, I might be completely wrong in this thinking, time will tell.........
For SIBOL's blankets they like them to be 36" square - 25 squares plus a border.
Tonight I've chosen the yarn, stashbusting into the bargain.
I was thinking of adding a green in too but am undecided on that one, more thinking in the bath required for a decision on that one!
My design choices are repeated in my blanket so will count these towards my "Square per day" challenge that is running over on Loving Hands forum.
This blankets means Im stashbusting, block a week and square per day - all of these challenges covered.
As this is my first real attempt at a blanket it is stretching my knitting confidence so hope it turns out alright.
Im all ready so tonight I start!


  1. You have it all sorted Jaqueline well done, three challenges in one. I love your colour choices they will all blend lovely together and yes you are right in your thinking some of the blocks will turn out thicker. I'm sure it's going to be lovely, I haven't quite decided what I'll'll do with my finished blanket, I think it may be another one for Syria. Enjoy your block making. xx

    1. Thanks Linda good place to send your blanket to xx

  2. You seem to be going about it the same way as me....choose the yarn and choose squares with the same number of stitches. I love your colour choices, by the way. I probably would leave out the green, but that's your choice. I'm going to knit my blocks in rows to minimise the sewing up.

    1. Thanks Una, just thinking about doing mine in strips too - great knitty minds think alike tee hee xx

  3. It is so lovely to have you with us blogging. I actually think your squares are going to be beautiful . Great choices with the colours

  4. woohoo - wonderful to see you back on the bloggy stuff. Perfect colours for the first of your blankies...... I have tons of confidence in you don't far more than one!
    Really looking forward to following the progress on the stashbusting.

  5. have had some really encouraging comments thank you, it means a lot xx