I would like to officially announce a new Challenge here on SIBOL.
We had such a fantastic time sending in Squares and making the Royal Wedding Blanket, and subsequently raising £112.00 for Prince William and Kate Middleton's Charity Gift Fund Charity that I thought it would be nice to take on another similar project.
Would you like to help me make a Blanket to celebrate the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012 27th July - August 12th?
When the Blanket is finished, it will be auctioned on EBAY around the time of the Olympic Games.
All proceeds will be given to a UK Charity.
Ideas of Charities would be welcome on Ravelry
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
I am inviting you to send me Crocheted or Knitted Squares.
6" x 6" (15cms x 15cms)
MUST BE ACRYLIC YARN.
Your Square must have the Olympic Games in mind.
Pictures Crocheted or Knitted on the Square for example
represent the Five continents
THE FLAG OF YOUR COUNTRY
I would be thrilled to receive as many Flags as I can to put in to this Blanket. So where-ever you are in the World why not Crochet or Knit a Flag and send it to me?
216 Countries are taking part in the Olympics.
A picture Square with a Sport.
A List of Sports played at the Olympics
FIREWORKS OF COURSE!
No limit on the amount of Squares, make as many as you like.
There is no deadline as yet.
SQUARES MUST BE ACRYLIC.
You must enclose
Your Email Address
Your Name and Address
Your Internet User Name
Your Rav/Flickr Name
Your Blog Address
You must attach a tag to your Square
with Your Name and Country.
ALL DETAILS ARE ON SIBOL CHALLENGES.
SATURDAY'S SQUARES 21/05/2011
I am very pleased to be showing you some Squares that have arrived this morning all the way from Australia.
Maree has very kindly sent me her Jan Eaton Square which is No. 72 'Ribbed Square'. This has been made in a beautiful shade of Red. It's come out really lovely, I can't believe we are now doing our 3rd Jan Eaton Blanket.
I think it was Karin who suggested doing a 'Winter Wonderland' Challenge, with Squares all being in White. I wondered at the time about doing an 'all white' Blanket, you know wondering what it would be like. But with all the gorgeous 'White' Squares arriving, I think that this particularly Challenge will work out just fine! Maree has sent two Squares for this Challenge and the pattern is from 'Jean Leinhauser Book of 101 Squares'. I must get it sometime, because these Squares are gorgeous! I really love the pattern she's used.
Finally two beautiful Flower Squares, all in my favourite colours. I said to Maree in my email to her that I thought a Blanket made in the pattern she has used would be stunning! Would you like to try doing this yourself? The pattern once again is from the Jean Leinhauser Book of 101 Squares'.
I have made a Slide Show for you Maree, thank you so much for the gorgeous Squares, I love them!
Thanks for visiting SIBOL today!