Tuesday, 22 June 2010

SIBOL squares ready for posting!

I think I totally forgot to blog about this project I somehow stumbled across while I was surfing the crochet blogs. The SIBOL [Sunshine International Blankets of Love Project] is a project designed to allow crocheter's and knitters alike to create 6" squares to be put together and delivered to care homes and charities. What a perfect way to get rid and use some of my mam's huge stash of hidden wool ends! Different months have a different theme you can go by [for instance June's theme is blue and white, July is Strawberries and Cream and so on].

The last time I made any crochet squares was when I first learnt to crochet back when I was about 12, for which I made myself a HUGE granny square blanket - nothing complicated, just plain old granny stitch. I still use the blanket to this day, it's just totally falling apart and needs fixing. If I wasn't moving then i'd probably do it. I think I had the notion that crocheted squares would be delightfully "easy" to make after tackling doilies and the like. How wrong was I?!

I got there in the end however and here are the ones i'm sending;

Blue & White for June
Sometimes known as the Afghan Square - this is becoming my favourite kinda square, mainly due to the clusters at the edge
A granny square design - even my mam got in on the act to help!
Now they are all sat in their envelope waiting to get posted tomorrow! I've really, really enjoyed making these, not only for the challenge of trying to crochet something new, but for the knowledge that they will be going to a good cause in the end. 

If any one else is interested in helping, just pop over to the SIBOL blogger site.


  1. What a sweet thing to do!:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  2. What a great iniciative* I've been dreaming on having one of those granny blankets for years :)

  3. Wow, that must demand so much patience!

  4. May I thank you on your blog for sending the most beautiful Squares.They really are lovely, gorgeous in fact.
    I have to thank you too for the great write up. It was very nice of you to give SIBOL a mention. I am honoured.
    I love your blog and have bookmarked it on mine.
    Have a good day and thank you so much
    Hugs Suex

  5. Beautiful squares, they will look fantastic in the SIBOL blankets