You can never have too many blankets, or tire of making more.
Inspired by a felted wool project on purlbee.com , and realizing that there were still at least 15 jumpers not being made use of (Trish is the only one currently in competition for the jumpers) I decided to make a second felted wool blanket:
So, the plan goes something like this:
1. Cut up squares of felted wool using magic cutting gizmo and template (much neater than last project – already very proud of myself)
2. Pin them together NEATLY (all too much)
3. Sew – by this time neatness is allowed to go out of the window
4. Cut up more squares when calculations turn out to be wrong
Trish is the only other competitor for the felted wool in the house, but progress on that is gentle, so we’ll have time to get down to Abdali Market for more jumpers.
My last felted wool project turns out to be mostly felted cashmere. We’re so spoiled by Abdali market
The squares were roughly whip-stitched together with embroidery thread. Not the most exciting project, but one that I appreciate the most when sitting in front of the TV in an unheated house.
Anne is also working on a blanket, knitting together the wool from the cut up jumpers that Winkie left behind, but this blanket is destined for some Syrian refugees in Mafraq.
And our collective project is sewing together knitted squares that were sent from all over the world to make blankets for some Syrian refugees. This is the initiative of a lovely lady who has convinced people from as far away as Australia to knit squares and send them to us in Jordan to put together.
That’s enough about blankets for one post, I think.