In my sidebar I've had a button from LILY (Love in the Language of Yarn). LILY appeals to anyone who can knit or crochet to make up just THREE eight-inch squares and mail them to their location in Turkey. Volunteers then make all the squares into blankets which are subsequently distributed to Syrian refugees.
I kept thinking of making up the squares, but kept putting them off in favour of some other project. So when I finished the zigzag cushion cover, I decided that now was the time to knit up my squares and send them off! I knit the first square with plain old garter stitch to get the sizing right ... but, ho hum, boring.
Then I decided to knit one in moss stitch. How I hate knitting moss stitch, knit one, yarn to front, purl one, yarn to back, knit one ... you feel like you'll never finish!! But of course I did.
I wanted to make the squares all reversible so that there was no wrong side. I checked in my knit stitch book for the next squares ... mock cable was more interesting to do ...
I realized I needed something detailed to keep my interest here, so it was then on to four-stitch check ...
The fun continued with tumbling blocks (hmm, one row of blocks looks a bit on the small side) ...
And finally I decided to do something really fun (although it isn't reversible), and went with some cable work with the heart cable ...
I haven't blocked any of them at this point, so hopefully all that wonkiness will straighten out during that process. I really enjoyed knitting the heart cable, I just think cables are such a cool design feature.
So that's six squares ready to send to Dianne in Turkey to be knit into a larger blanket and hopefully provide some warmth to someone next winter.
The details for knitting the squares can be found on LILY's blog here or just click on the button on my sidebar. LILY also accepts knit or crochet hats!
I enjoyed making these six little squares, and will definitely make another batch after these are on their way. Next time I'll use a less 'girlie' colour.
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