Friday, February 29, 2008

Diamonds are Forever!


So here it is at long last - Blanket Number 4 - Diamonds Are Forever. I hope you all like it as this is the very last English Blanket. I am now officially blanketed up! There's another American one on the horizon though.

I have thoroughly enjoyed doing these for Oliver's Fund. And judging by the number of tickets that I've written out, you've all wanted to win one! We've raised over £2,500 I think - unsure of the exact amount as Paypal take a cut and the conversion rate from dollars to pounds isn't exactly 2 to 1. However, suffice to say that Oliver now has his wheelchair! Yippee!!!

I have also discovered that there must be some very wonderful socks out there in the world - from fluorescent pink to dark grey, multicoloured to plain, soft to scratchy. We have a huge range of yarns on each of the blankets, I just wish you could all see and touch them in real life.

So now it's back to my own knitting. I am trying very hard to finsih a few projects before casting on, but not sure if I can be that strong. (But I still haven't bought any more yarn or eaten any chocolate, so I must be pretty strong don't you think?)

11 comments:

quinn said...

Once again, I am amazed at the way you've turned these little squares into a gorgeous work of art. Well done you!

I'll have my fingers crossed for the drawing :)

Lesley said...

Wow Michaela congratulations on your fantastic fund raising!! The blanket is gorgeous and I love the way you've arranged the colours.

xx

julie said...

wow - it looks fantastic. You've worked so hard on these - it's great to know that all of your hardwork has paid off and that Oliver has got his wheelchair.

Merry said...

That's brilliant. Well done to have raised so much with such fantastic effort. Also well done on the deprivation front. That takes some will power! Mx

Working Mom Knits said...

I am hoping that you realize what a wonderful and generous thing you have done via this project; for Oliver, Emma and everyone who has had an opportunity to participate. Thank you for being a living, blogging example of what is so good - so right - about the world : )

ps: Boy - that would make a GREAT birthday gift....

pps: Note to Warren, we've got another completed item - show us your money!

picperfic said...

you are so well disciplined! I have bought yarn and eaten chocolate, and I've had migraines as a punishment lol...another gorgeous blanket M what an amazing amount of money you have raised!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That is so gorgeous - I love the way you have turned it into a diamond blanket! Well done on all your fundraising - I'm not surprised you are blanketed-out!

Lucy xx

warrenincolne said...

Another fantastic job, Michaela! And without the aid of chocolate? Well done, you.

I suppose I can start waving goodbye to large amounts of money, now that you're able to concentrate on smaller projects again. Maybe I can cajole you into starting another Tipsy, just to slow you down.

Picperfic, don't let chocolate give you migraines: send the evil stuff to me and I'll dispose of it safely.

Emma said...

Thank you so much Michaela. Another fab blanket ! I really like the diamonds. We really appreciate all your efforts.
It is an amazing, and much appreciated, amount of money that you and Kay have raised. I don't want to work out how much paypal have taken in charges, or the $ to £ short fall. It would only upset us !
Many thanks to everyone involved.

Don't suppose you want to raffle Lizard Ridge then ? ...
[Emma ducks and runs away ! Tee hee.]

kelli ann said...

blanket is gorgeous:: great work (again!!) michaela. and your lizard ridge is breathtaking.

quinn said...

just hopping back in to say, emma? you aren't the only one "upset" by the conversion rate. Americans in general aren't thrilled with the plummeting value of the dollar :(