Last week, the ladies running the 60 Million Trebles group changed the rules, and I was in full agreement. I wrote previously that, while I supported their project to produce a massive blanket that would contain 60 million trebles, I had reservations about all those smaller blankets sitting around keeping nobody warm while refugees were in desperate need. As the group approached the 30 million trebles mark, the plan of physically making the huge blanket was dropped. This also meant that there is no need for the blankets to be 36 inches now (that was for ease of sewing together).
I had a blanket nearly finished. It had some donated squares, and a central square that I made to add a bit of contrast. I'd already completed its border, so to make it bigger I added a few more rounds, then added 2 bands of trebles at the top and bottom, and gave it a second border. This used up pretty much all of the yarn I had for this blanket. So now it is 3 feet 6 inches by 4 feet 8 inches, which makes it just about big enough for an adult to sleep under. Not the best photo (why don't I notice the imperfections in the shot before I take it???), but the iPad isn't playing at the moment so I can't retake it just now.
The surprise delivery also came courtesy of 60 Million Trebles; there are people in the group who don't knit or crochet themselves, so provide yarn to others to make blankets on their behalf. One lovely lady sent me a kilo of yarn in a great variety of shades to make a blanket.
This was totally unexpected, but very gratefully received. I am going to embark on a single bed size Attic 24 Cosy Stripe blanket. Aren't people kind?