Our SIBOL TOTAL IS 1376! Thank You!

Slideshow of Sunshine Blankets (Click on Left/Right Arrows).

Challenge Blankets
I'm Sue and can be contacted on

It is so important that email addresses and names are enclosed with your donations of Sunshine Blankets, Shawls and Butterflies please. Thank you!

Butterflies LINK

'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!
Please Note

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.

Total 1384 Thank you!

Monday, 6 January 2014

~Granny Shawls~

Hi everyone!

I'm late this evening and wondering if......

you would like to make Granny Shawls for the Homes? Just thinking of something different to make for the Elderly.

When I visited sheltered accommodation with Pippa some time ago  the Ladies were telling us how they like to throw a Blanket around  their shoulders in the middle of the night if they can't sleep and 'Silver Surfer' from Loving Hands mentioned in one of her emails recently that someone over on LV  had made a Granny Shawl and it was so nice. She thought that it might be something different for the Group to make for the Homes. So this idea really is from her.

I  have been trying to locate the pattern for Granny Shawl by Sylvia Syfrett and one is on it's way to me now but there are other ones on RAV too if you want to have a go.

Here are a few Links.





Just to give you some ideas.

I have had Ladies say that they prefer triangular Shawls so please feel free to make one of these
if you want to. They can be Knitted or Crocheted in whatever colour you like.

There is absolutely no pressure to take part in this idea.
It's just a thought. I thought  it would be nice to enclose a few in with the Blankets when we deliver them. Maybe a nice gift for the Elderly?

I would welcome your thoughts and I'd be very pleased to accept them (as long as you don't expect me to model them!) :)

I'm  Sue on sueatpigsty@talktalk.net

Thank you!

x Sue x


  1. That's a great idea Sue, it will make a change from blankets, I will add this idea to my list for the block challenge too. Will let you know if I find any nice patterns. :)

  2. Hi sue, is there a reason why we're only looking at rectangular granny square shawls? Why not triangular shawls or knitted shawls?

  3. Hi Mel.
    Just wanted to keep the square theme going really. But if you want to make a triangular one or knitted please do.
    I will amend.

    Thank you.
    Sue x

  4. Thank you Sue. I hope I didn't give you any pressure. They are your rules after all, and I am sure whatever you decide is best :)

  5. I'm really pleased you did Mel. The Ladies are getting exciting about the Shawls. Not every one Crochets either.
    Are you K1 P1? Can't get on the link. x

  6. What sort of yarn should we use? I have some blue cotton which is lovely, but wasn't sure if it would be appropriate?

  7. Please use whatever yarn you like thank you x

  8. What about this pattern for any knitters out there: