Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My Contribution

Has everyone heard about Oliver's Blanket? It's a charity knit project to help raise money for a boy in the UK named Oliver (you can visit his Mum's blog here). Oliver has cerebral palsy and is always in need of new equipment, so fund-raising is a constant for this family. Andrea at Noricum was knitting up these 4-inch squares for the project and I thought I'd join in.

I made some from Lanett Superwash Merino in red and green:

The yarn was leftover from mittens I made for Ian last winter:

Before the red and green, I made some squares in Mission Falls 1824 100% Wool Superwash Merino:

Beautiful colours, but after I had made them I bothered to read more about the project and realised they were looking for 4 ply weight, not knitting worsted. Oh well, I sent them all in anyway.

The project is being spear-headed in the UK over at Stashbasket and it's been picked up in North America by Mason-Dixon Knitting. The deadline for the squares to be sent to Mason-Dixon is November 30Th, so there's still time if you're quick. If you want to buy a raffle ticket instead of knitting squares you can at Pretty Posies (that's Oliver's Mum's Blog)

From my last post, Shelagh had asked to see a better picture of the small stained-glass window in the door between our kitchen and dining-room:

This is on a swinging door, so it's sensible to have a bit of glass, yes?. The panel has a green-grey border and the central motif is a bronze-brown, similar to the woodwork trim on the main-floor of our house.

I much prefer this glass panel insert:

It's on a door between the dining-room and media room. The glass is very beautiful, covered in etched leaves :

Gorgeous, but a bit of a brute to photograph.


noricum said...

You knit lovely squares! I mailed them today... I splurged and went air mail instead of surface, so it did indeed cost $6. Thanks for helping with postage!

Anonymous said...

You are so good doing that work for charity. Makes me ashamed as I never do anything like that. Keep up the good work. I love that etched glass!