The online knitting group that I am a member of http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1979513 makes many things for many different good causes but, now and again, sadly, tragedy strikes at one of those who also contributes generously of their time and materials. There is a collective feeling amongst us all that we want to do 'something' to express how sorry we are, and what better way than for every one of us to make a square or two which can be sewn together to make one comforting blanket to embrace someone in great need. What is so inspiring is that knitters and crocheters are so generous, we always end up with more than one blanket because people just can't stop making the squares.
http://www.lovinghands.org.uk/. Loving Hands is run by a wonderful lady called Lou, and she has amassed a huge band of knitters and crocheters who all devote many hours to deserving causes around the world. Many of the members of the moneysavingexpert.com group send their finished items to Loving Hands, and they are lovingly distributed to those in need.
Knitting and crocheting squares like these are the perfect way of using up oddments and scraps of wool left over from other projects. When sewn together into one blanket, the contributions of many people come together, making something really special.
Two copies of The Simple Home to win - Good morning friends. The lovely Ben at Penguin has given me two The Simple Home books to give away. I'll give one away in June and the other in December....
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