Saturday, June 29, 2013
a little stash-busting
Yesterday on Ravelry I happened across a post from TriMomma:
Would like to make lap blankets for seniors displaced by the massive floods here in Alberta. Collecting 6" x 6" crocheted or knitted squares. Please message me if you can help.
Clicking on her profile I confirmed that TriMomma is in Calgary AB - on the spot to assemble and distribute the blankets - so I pm'ed her and offered a couple of squares. Shortly after posting she was flamed by other users and her post was locked and archived :(
A quick search of the Ravelry pattern database turned up a number of possibilities for 6 inch squares. I settled on this Flower Granny Square from Silja Devine. There are helpful notes from other Ravellers that clarify some of the pattern directions that aren't crystal clear, but once you get the hang of it, it's very simple and quite lovely. For my two squares I've used up scraps of Redheart Soft Touch and Bernat Satin. Each square took less than an hour from start to finish.
I'll be dropping my squares in the post to Laura today. Now I just hope it stops raining in Calgary. Enough is enough.