Monthly Archives: March 2010

How to sew those knitted squares into blankets

So with all this enthusiasm to help the Knit One Save One team turn our squares into blankets  – I thought that I would provide some simple instructions for those of you having a crack at making a full blanket at home!

Once you have knitted your 16 20cm x 20cm squares, click on the icon below for easy instructions on how to turn those squares into a blanket.

If you are having some friends around, or organizing a little Sip n’ Stitch event – tell us about it, send some photos, share your ideas. We need you to help us spread the word about our Knit One Save One project. Thanks.

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Oh lots of pretty knitted squares…. 32,349 of them to be exact!

oh lots of knitted squares

So the big decision now is how to celebrate when we hit half way… should we have a knit-off? Should we profile our biggest contributors so far? Should we profile our 40,000th square received? Hhhhmm… decisions decisions. Only 7651 squares to go until we smash through the half way mark. In the meantime I will let the therapeutic sound of clicking needles feed my thoughts for celebration ideas.

If you have a suggestion of how we should mark the milestone by all means let me know.

Thanks!

P.S. If you went along to the knitting event at the Granary Café on the weekend we want to hear about it.

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Knit the afternoon away with coffee and company.

Another wonderful Knit One Save One supporter, Mel, is bringing needles together this Sunday 21st March at The Granary Cafe in Sunshine, Vic.

If you live in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and want to join wool with fellow knitters get across to The Granary Cafe on Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Knitting blankets for children in need is a great reason to make new friends, have a coffee and chat and knit the afternoon away!

If there are any other organized knitting sessions for Knit One Save One out there, please let me know so that I can do my best to help rally the nimble knitting needles of Australia.

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We have a plan. Knitted squares shall become knitted blankets…

We now have over 25,000 squares. That sounds like a lot. It looks like a lot. And it takes up a lot space. Although we are continuing to collect the squares until we reach our target of 80,000 – our big challenge now is to sew them into blankets!

As most of you know we posted a poll last week, to vote on the best way to move our mountain of squares into a neat pile of blankets. The results showed that people would prefer to knit and sew from home, or in their local area in preference of coming into a hosted event in our office in Melbourne.

So on that basis we have decided that…

If you are able to help us knit squares to blankets, we would love for
 you to contact your Save the Children state office offering your
 support.

 Our state offices regularly have knitters dropping off squares, so it is possible for you to collect these squares, take them home, sew them into blankets (with friends and tea perhaps?) and
 return the finished blankets to the state office once complete. Voila! Should you not be able to get 
into our offices, we can work out a way to get these squares out to you.

There are no deadlines for offering your support as this campaign is
 running right through until October this year (when we predict our 80,000 square goal will be achieved!).

Our state office details are as follows:

NSW:    Suite 205, 410 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills (02 9211 8800)
QLD:    47 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane (07 3844 2699)
SA:     14 Conyngham Street, Glenside (08 8338 1777)
TAS:    14 Criterion Street, Hobart (03 6231 9488)
VIC:    Level 6, 250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne (03 9938 2017)
WA:     481 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth (08 9267 3900)

So…

If you can help us turn our storeroom of squares into beautiful blankets please give yourself a grateful tap on the shoulder, get your needle ready and give your state office a buzz.

Thanks!

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