04 October, 2011

Knit 1, Purl 1- For A Good Cause

I know that London was surprisingly toasty this weekend, but that anomaly aside, autumn is upon us.  There's nothing like the feeling of walking around in flip-flops and getting fallen leaves in your toes.  Nothing like it at all.

But now it's actually getting colder.  I'm not saying that to be the party-pooper in the room, it's just the way of the world.  And while many of us go home to our warm flats, not everyone does.  We did this a couple years ago, and again the ICLC is making a blanket to donate to a local homeless shelter.  There's no particular pattern, all we ask is that you knit 8" squares.  We have yarn that can be picked up in the front office, in shades of brown and beige, or you're more than welcome to use yarn and needles of your own choosing to add variety to the blanket. 
This year's color selection!
Here are a few thoughts to keep you going:
  • Whose fall break is complete without a bit of knitting?
  • Guys, knitting can be worked into any pickup line.  Try it.
  • Last time the ICLC made a blanket Bill put Digestives out to eat while we sewed it all together.
  • It feels really good to do something nice for strangers.
And finally, here's what our last blanket looked like!
Our blanket started out looking like a lot of pot holders.

I don't know if we could have finished without Digestives for energy!

Trimming the last bits off the finished blanket!

We'll sew this year's blanket together in November, sometime after break week!

-Claire

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