Do you all know Oliver? If not, he is a wonderful little boy (I'm assuming that, as I've yet to have the pleasure of meeting him in real life!) who has Cerebral Palsy. He is often featured on his mum's blog. If you don't read this blog, go and do it now, it's worth it.
Last year you may or may not know that we organised an e-bay stash auction, which actually turned into about 20 auctions, raising not far off £1000 to go towards much needed new equipment. (Sorry Emma if I'm getting any of this wrong). Well he's now in need of a new car seat. I went to Halfords to buy son number 2's car seat for less than £20. Oliver's will cost around £1700. So I'm asking for your help...
Whilst looking through the Stash Basket, I found lots of scraps of sock yarn. Too small to do much with. Too nice to throw away (throw away yarn? Never!) So I've come up with the idea of asking EVERYONE I know to knit me a square in sock yarn and send it to me. I will then sew all the squares together and make a beautiful blanket and then raffle it off.
So what do you all think? I'm asking for donations of squares (4 inch / 10 cm please) If you know anybody else who would like to join, please ask them - the more the merrier. And if you'd like a raffle ticket or two, I'm pricing those at £1 each (because of the exchange rate, I'm saying US $2 which I feel is near enough) I promise you that I'm very trustworthy and all money raised will head straight to Oliver's Fund. If enough squares turn up, I'm hoping to have the blanket finished and sent out before Christmas. Don't forget to include a name and contact address when you send your squares in!
Many thanks. You are all very nice people!
Providing the squares are near enough to 4", I don't mind what stitch or style you use. And please get them to me asap - but let's give end of October as a cut off date.
If you don't have sock yarn, don't worry (I'm just obviously greedy!) It's just that I'd rather stay away from the lace weights and really chunky stuff. So 4-ply, double knit and maybe aran, but nothing thicker. Hope this is OK.