I am delighted to host this, my first KAS monthly theme, and what a fun title to inspire us to get our needles clicking!
From crochet enthusiasts, we are looking for lots of Granny Squares where the pattern radiates out from the centre in traditional, solid or sunburst designs - or whatever you enjoy making.
Garters are, of course, anything in plain knitting Garter Stitch (and its variations) - stripes, diagonals, variegated wool, or the much needed Plain Janes. A reminder that this is the year of Plain Janes and we would very much like to see more featured on the Forum here.
There's something for everyone in this month's challenge, so do let your imagination run riot with colour and be inspired by the wonderful examples below that KAS members have already contributed this year.
So How Many Grannies and Garters
Can We Create This Month?
A reminder it takes 35 squares to make a blanket - and, as host, I have set that as my personal target for the month, but even if you have time only to make a few, they will ALL be welcomed. You will be helping to bring colour, cheerfulness and warmth into the children's lives.
Here is the link to this month's Photo Album,
with special thanks to Linda for setting it up.
I am pleased to say that Linda is now onto a second Photo Album of gorgeous grannies & garters. To open it click HERE.
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We had a lovely day yesterday at the River John Library. There were just four of us ... for a while. Then ... we had a visit from Eileen and Christine, who brought in a bag(s) of squares.
Seems that last October, Christine read an article in the newspaper about the River John Square Knitters. She doesn't own a computer, so just asked around and discovered that this was something she could do. She is a beautiful knitter, but it takes more than that to produce this many squares for Knit-a-Square. It takes a kind person with a loving heart!
Thank you to Christine for these 330 (yup ... 330!!!!) absolutely gorgeous "garters" ... all in variegated (Bev :)
As we were oooing and ahhhhing over these beauties, another one of our RJSK ladies joined us. Chris P. brought in this pile of 100 "grannies" and about a dozen lovely hats ... all knitted by her sister-in-law, Barb Gilbert, in Brantford, Ontario. They arrived in Nova Scotia in the suitcase of another sister, so have been on the road for a bit. However, in their travels, they didn't lose a speck of their beauty.
The story of their creator is nothing short of amazing. Please read this article ... and then help us give Barb a cyber group hug!!!