Two to three months ago, the Cancer Centre where Carrie works started a program with donated yarns, needles and crochet hooks in their waiting room, asking for patients and their families to knit/crochet blocks as a way to pass their time while waiting for their appointments. And who would have thought there were so many knitters/crocheters out there? The knitted and crocheted blocks have started pouring in....and I offered my help in assembling them for lap size blankets.
The lap blankets are going to be donated to the Oncology Floor of the hospital and to Hearth Place, which is a local support centre for cancer patients.
Carrie brought me the first 80 or so blocks before Christmas and they have started to come in slow but sure ever since. So over the Christmas break, I got my first blanket put together. I used just the crocheted blocks in these since I could put them together easily with a crocheted stitch. I used 40 blocks, 8x5, to make a nice sized blanket and then did a double crochet around the edge to make it look more finished.
It looks pretty, doesn't it. I wish I knew how many people had their hands involved in the making of these!
And look what she brought me last night! Most of the blocks I have now are knitted, and there are enough for about 3 more blankets. Any ideas....thoughts.... about a fairly easy, nice looking way of putting these together? I had thought to use the same single crochet as I put together the first blanket, but my hook is not going to go through these very easily and I don't want to ruin the look of the blocks. I need to get going on these lovely blocks before they take over my sewing room!
Thursday, January 10, 2008