Sunday, January 27, 2008

Blanket Number 2

I had an idea to make blanket number 2 in shades of pink, purple and blue. Because I like pink, purple and blue - and also because I had lots of squares in those shades. But as it turned out, I didn't have quite enough, so Kay came along to my rescue and sent loads of all sorts of colours (so I'm starting number 3 tonight, closely followed by number 4). I am a glutton for punishment me! I also had a great idea to make a pointy border, and good old mum made 50 little triangles - aren't they great?


Now I know that I said I liked Number 1, but oh boy, do I love Number 2. I love the colours. I love the squareness, I love the triangles (oh how I love the triangles - watch out for those on Number 3 - mum has already started knitting!)

So just incase you have called here completely out of the blue and haven't a clue what I'm wittering on about, you can win this blanket. Yes you really can. Don't you just really want it? All you have to do is buy a raffle ticket from Emma, ( pledge the money to Oliver's Fund in the side bar) they are only £1 each. All the money raised will be going to Oliver's fund to help in the purchase of a new wheelchair - any money 'left over' (and wouldn't that be amazing?) will be going to other much needed equipment.

You have until Wednesday!

UPDATE.

No, you do not need to buy more tickets, all the tickets from whenever you first bought them are still in my Big Bag Of Raffle Tickets. If you've bought tickets before, you are still in with a chance of winning this blanket. So pleased you all like it! (Number 3 is looking good too - calling this one 'Autumn')

20 comments:

Cazzie said...

wow - thats looks good - love the triangles round the edge

Anonymous said...

beautiful, just beautiful. i want to win it!! kerrie xx

duraknit said...

Alas, it would be unfair if I were to enter now, having won the first one. Each one is more beautiful than the last!

Elizabeth

picperfic said...

I just bought some more tickets! I love the triangles, clever Mum!

Rosie said...

Hi Michaela, this is gorgeous. I see that you've just joined the Cambridge Knitters group on Ravelry: why not publicise the raffle there?

Anonymous said...

Really amazing! There is a fair amount of work assembling all these pieces too. It's a stunning piece of work. I am already curious to see Blanket No. 3.

Lise (the Montrealer)

Anonymous said...

If we bought tickets ages ago when there was only going to be ONE blanket are they still being used in the draws for the extra blankets??? OR do we need to go and buy MORE tickets??? ConfusedKnitterOfSquares!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is one fabby blanket...I bought tickets before, but, yes, do we need to buy more to be considered for this blanket too? Fran (blogless therefor anonymous, but you do know me, don't you?)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Hi Michaela - just bought a couple of tickets and I wish I could have bought more but I don't think my husband would forgive me given the parlous state of our finances!!! ;)

quinn said...

YOU ROCK! And your Mum rocks, too!!

Now I know why I didn't win the first blanket...it's because I want to win this one SO MUCH!

must buy another ticket... :)

sara said...

I love this one. The colours are lovely.

krisleon said...

Wow thats lovely

Emma said...

What a beautiful blanket ! The colours are lovely, and the pointy edge is fantastic ! Thank you so much. A big thank you to your mother for knitting all those triangles.
Whoever wins this one will be lucky indeed.

"Punishment" ? Please don't say that ! I have said I'll sew up the squares if you've had enough of doing them.

Working Mom Knits said...

XOXOXO!!!

*jumping with joy* It is WONDERFUL!
Off to buy more tickets (gifts, honestly, they're gifts for super special ppl)

ps: 4 days since our move and we're still living out of moving cartons - donating to Oliver makes me feel better.

Anonymous said...

This blanket is utterly FAB!!! Can I win it PLEASE????? It IS my birthday today!!! This is really and truly TRUE!!!! And I really love it and want it and will look after it....PROMISE!!!

Mary deB said...

I like this one! But, perhaps Autumn would suit me better. Hmmm! But I must have one of them!

Katie said...

The triangles really are a wonderful touch. It's so pretty!

Theresa said...

I was sent here from Mason-Dixon Knitting, and how exciting to see two of my squares (I think) front and center! This is a lovely blanket.

Anna said...

Wow, what a beautiful blanket! It gorgeous!

kelli ann said...

fantastic!! great job michaela-- xoxo!