It’s been a week since Crochet for Kidney Research UK took place (read about it here), yet I’m still receiving crocheted squares for the blankets. You lot are the greatest! I’m not “officially” accepting any more squares but these three ladies either posted their squares before 9 November, couldn’t attend the event in person or just desperately wanted to be involved.

I met Maureen a couple of months ago at one of my crochet demos at Tudor Williams. She asked me to explain working in the round, and now look at her: ten beautifully made granny squares with perfect tension, neat and lovely colour combinations.

Maureen collage

Rochsane found out about the chairty blankets through Haekelmonster’s blog. John immediately fell in love with the white spiral square – please give me the name of that pattern Rochsane! Rochsane also wrote the most beautiful note. John and I both had chills when we read it.

Rochasane collage

Gill dropped off her pretty squares at my house on Friday. She works on the admin side for the Renal & Transplant Unit at Imperial NHS Trust. To quote her email: “….so I am only too well aware of what goes on and the need to make patients’ time with us more comfortable and fulfilling.”  Having someone who works with renal patients every day, confirm exactely why I took on this charity project really means a lot to me and Gill’s email popped into my inbox when I needed it most.

Gill squares collage

I’m definitely going to incorporate these 24 squares into the blankets. In fact, I think some of them may already be part of Blanket No. 2. Yes, two….. Last night I finished crocheting the edging on Blanket No. 1 and laid out the squares for Blanket No. 2. Whoo-hoo!

I’ve been keeping track of the dates, names, places and numbers involved in Crochet for Kidney Research. There’s some impressive numbers! I’ll be using all of that information to make tags for the blankets. I have to make tags anyway to give the care instructions, so I might as well use the opportunity to tell the recipient of a bit more about each blanket. Right?

I will keep you all updated as to the when, where and how of handing over the seven blankets.