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'Crochet keeps our hands busy so our minds can rest. It is a gift to help quiet the world around us, if even for a moment. To create -- and think of those we create for --is a quiet prayer of hope, love and dreams all wrapped up in a hook, a book and a ball of yarn. Author Anonymous. Thanks Cynthia.
I NO LONGER ACCEPT KNITTED OR CROCHETED SQUARES. I DO HOWEVER ACCEPT MADE UP BLANKETS FOR THE ELDERLY IN CARE HOMES. I'D BE VERY HAPPY TO RECEIVE YOURS! THANK YOU! 'SIBOL' is a charitable outlet for your Crocheting and Knitting Skills why not join us? Together we are 'Sending a ray of Sunshine into the Lives of the Elderly.' All enquiries please contact Sue on sueatpigsty@virginmedia.com Thank you!
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Please may I remind you to enclose your email address with parcels delivered to my home. If I don't acknowledge receipt it's because I can't find your address. Thank you.

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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Experimental Squares by Kimbles

I would like to share with you today, my two experimental squares which I have prepared for the Sunshine blanket.  I had  one particular design running round in my head but wasn't sure if it would work.  The idea came to me whilst browsing through this book by Renate Kirkpatrick

which has some really different ideas with crochet, so this is how I started

a sunshine spiral using two zingy colours! Then I had the problem of how to turn it into a square hmmmmm!
After several disasterous attempts - this materialised

 Now of course, you may feel it is another disasterous attempt!  but I quite like it and it certainly has the sunshine factor and it is very different.  Incidentally spiral crochet is absorbing - I feel a cushion coming on in this technique!

For my second experimental square I played about overlaying a chain pattern to make a kind of a decorative centre to my square - and actually I am rather pleased with this one too - I think it would be quite effective in a blanket with different coloured chain flowerish centres

So when I get a moment these will be winging there way to Sue to be added to the Sunshine blanket.

Speak soon xx


  1. Wowwwwwwwww Kim, these squares are stunning!
    This is SUN, SUN, SUN!!!

  2. Kim, Fantastic ideas. I just love them. Dear friends of mine are certainly taking Karin's idea on 'big time'. Its so great to see all these new ideas coming in!
    I haven't got round to doing my other one yet!
    Have a good day Kim, and thanks.

  3. Wow! Love that spiral square!
    - and the book looks like a really great one :)

  4. Very clever and VERY sunny indeeed!

  5. I really, really love/intrigued by the spiral one. Unfortunately it will just have to join the queue ☺