Most of the blankets we now distribute include at least one, two or more squares, in between the ‘plain jane' (garter or plain crochet) squares that are creative, embroidered, striped, patterned, appliqued, initialed, sequined, beaded, buttoned, ribboned, multi-yarned, multi-coloured or just exquisitely made. It is incredible how these squares lift the whole blanket into a work of great beauty. Knit-a-square works on lots of levels, but importantly it is democratic because no one blanket is more beautiful than another. All our made by squares which are warm, cosy and have just that little bit of beauty and creativity to make the blanket unique and special to its owner. These squares are the best way to personalise the blankets for our children.
Last year the challenge was to challenge yourself to try something new - a new stitch, learn to crochet if you knit and knit if you crochet, try dyeing your own yarn or search out new yarns (we are told you can buy from people’s stashs on Ravelry – bound to be some great yarns available)
You can go to Zina’s blog (http://anotherlongyarn.zinalee.net/?p=1426) and try some of the designer squares, especially designed for knit-a-square by Diana Troldahl, Lucy Neatby and Kristeen Griffen-Grimes. Also there are lots of ideas and patterns in both ravelry and in the forum. Don’t forget to share your patterns, ideas for decorations and photographs with the rest of us and to let us know what you are challenging yourself to do this month.
Come on everyone, let’s Make it in May! Cheers! Kalai and Sandy