Last year, I signed up for a charity knitting project – Rugz 4 Kidz – the idea is that a bunch of knitters each knit a 7cm stripe on a blanket, which will then be donated to charity for a child. The first knitter starts the blanket, does their 7cm (x 230 stitches, in 8ply yarn) and then sends it, still on the needle, to the next knitter, who does their 7cm, and so on.
The rug came to me in late March, and after finishing up my Bag Lady Swap knitting, and buying some machine washable 8ply yarn in a suitable colour (because, oddly, I have very little 8ply yarn in stash that isn’t designated for a jumper or cardi – hmm, looks like a GAPING HOLE in my stashing strategy there, which I’ll clearly have to remedy…heh!). I bought a couple of balls of Patons Totem from Wool Addiction at Bowral on my recent Sunday drive. Silver Grey for a contrast between the last stripe and mine, and the next stripe, and a raspberry pink (because that’s about as pink as I get. Or dusty pink, but that wouldn’t have worked as well in the scheme of the blanket).I choose the Chevron Eyelets stitch pattern from Jan Eaton’s 200 Knitted Blocks, as I worked out that it had the right stitch and row repeat, and off I went. Surprisingly, it didn’t take as long as I thought, for which I was most grateful.