We are taking part in the Macmillan Cancer Support Comfort Blanket campaign (which is linked to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning). On Thursday 24 September a group of us got together at the Socktopus shop in London to knit squares to make up a lovely, cosy, comforting blanket which will be given to somebody who is living with cancer. I think we have all been touched by cancer in some way, and whilst we knit the square, we think about its impact, and hope that our blanket might make a small amount of difference to the person it is given to.
We realise that knitting a blanket isn’t enough, so we are fundraising too. I’ve donated a skein of gorgeous Der Letze Versuch as a raffle prize. Here’s a teaser… (slurpped from Lilith’s flickr stream, I couldn’t get the purple to show properly!)
To be in with a chance to win, just make a donation at the Just Giving site here. Every £1 donated (excluding Gift Aid as that’ll make it too complicated) gets you a raffle entry, and Hattie, the driving force behind the Socktopus blanket, will draw the results on Saturday 10 October.
Macmillan have asked for blankets to made up of 40 separate squares so that is what we will be doing, collectively. We are getting together on the 8th at Stash to do the sewing up.