Thursday, February 2, 2012

Joining Party

Today was our Blankets 4 Canada joining party at the Clareview Michaels.  Many thanks to those who were able to make it out!

Blanket 4 Canada joining party

These are the beautifully made squares that were in the bin when I got there - 155 in total.  Donations get picked up on a regular basis for joining by volunteers, so we were a little low.  I am in the process of finding out how many have been donated in the past couple of months.  I'll post it when I have that information. :-)

Blanket 4 Canada joining party

I spent some time trying to put together squares for an 8 x 6 blanket.  There were a whole bunch made in the same wonderful texture that matched sizes, but not quite enough to make 8 x 6, so a few simple crochet ones that closely matched in size were added to fill in the blanks.  I brought this batch home to finish, and the others were taken to be worked on by volunteers later.

Blanket 4 Canada joining party

Eileen from Blankets 4 Canada also brought this co-ordinated set of squares to work on.  Some of these were made with glitter yarn!  It's going to look pretty amazing when it's done.

Blanket 4 Canada joining party

Eileen was just whipping through those rows!!

Blanket 4 Canada joining party

Laura from the Wandering Woolies Meet Up group was able to spend some time helping out.  Great to see you, Laura!  Thanks. :-D

Blanket 4 Canada joining party

My daughter, meanwhile, volunteered to sew in loose ends.  She did the tall stack you see on the left, and all but about 6 of the small stack in front of her, in the time we had.  She collected quite the pile of snipped yarn ends by the time she was done! *L*

Thanks for a great evening, Ladies! :-)


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