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Because knitting's not just for nice people
22nd-Jan-2008 06:26 pm
Someone on an LJ comm I saw the other day, was advertising a thing where people were making equally sized (ish, i assume) squares out of their left over yarn, and then sending them to someone who was going to crotchet them together as blankets for children in a hospital in a third world country.
I was wondering... would anyone here be up for organising something like that? I know that we end up having lots of left over yarn. And we could get our friends from around the net in on it too and they can send it to us. (I know of quite a few people who might be interested in sending me a square or two)
I don't know how to crotchet squares together, would someone be able to teach me? And I have no idea where we'd donate these blankets, but surely there's somewhere we can donate them? Does the world vision donation thing allow blankets, perhaps?
Would anyone else be interested in doing this?

I was thinking that maybe we could come up with a set size for the squares (they could be multicoloured squares if you reallly want to use up your wool!) and then get our friends/family who are knitters, online or real life, to give us/send us squares, and then we switch them around between us to get a good number each, and crochet them together.
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25th-Jan-2008 10:10 am (UTC)
:) That'd be great if you could make some squares for me.
My one concern with this though is the sewing together part. As in... I have no idea how to sew it together.
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25th-Jan-2008 11:14 am (UTC)
I'm thinking six inches by six inches. The project that I am basing this on, had that size, and the rule was 'any style of knitting'. Would that look weird if some people knitted in like, stocking stitch, or with differently sized needles? I don't want to make it too complex but I also don't want it to look dodgy...
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