Friday, 7 May 2010
Earlier this year I knitted a blanket entirely out of recycled wool (jumpers from op shops) for my sister’s birthday.
It consists of 28 squares sewed together and is approximately 1m x 1.75m (suitable for a single bed or getting cozy on the couch).
The pattern and concept is from Wrap with Love (www.artsandcraftsnsw.com.au/Wrap), an organisation which formed in 1992 with the idea to help as many people as possible by providing warm Wraps to ward off hypothermia. Over the past 18 years they have sent more than 221,700 Wraps to people in over 75 countries, including Australia, with the help of their hardworking and generous volunteers.
Along with the blanket knitted for my sister, I have contributed to several blankets which have been donated to the Wrap with Love organisation.