I have mentioned the Little Box of Crochet subscription before, many of you know I am a huge fan and have watched this grow from an idea on IG to become a growing business with such a warm hearted open woman called Amanda. We have never met but somehow she and her daughter have crept into my heart and many other yarny lovers across the globe.
Amanda has been very open about the fight her daughter has against cancer, and after receiving the great news that there was no longer any signs of tumours by her heart a week later another new tumour was found again in Jenny's brain. These two inspirational women are dealing with this news in the most admirable way. We all deal with things differently and never know how we will deal with difficult news until such experiences touch us. There is no right or wrong, but I do find Amanda and Jenny inspirational, have I used that word already about them?
Another person I have followed and admired for some time and who is a crochet designer extraordinaire and so generous with her work and patterns is the fun loving , or so I feel she is, as again we have not ever met either, is Kate from Just Pootling She took it upon herself to start a crochet blanket for Jenny to wrap her up with hugs from crocheters from all around the world and the response has been immense. In fact today Kate is anticipating the first squares for the blanket to arrive on her door mat. I am hoping that mine will arrive with her tomorrow, fingers crossed.
Each square is a 11cm x 12cm and there are three designs. Kate has asked for a maximum of 3 per person and it's looking like there will be a blanket for mum, Amanda too as well as enough squares to make one to be auctioned for a cancer charity. Kate is happy to receive squares up to the middle of August, but please not after so there is plenty of time should you wish to get involved, all details can be found at the end of this post.
|Deramores came up trumps this time |
and my yarn arrived withIn 36 hours of ordering
|Quick and easy designs, made in an evening|
|Practicing my flat lay shots, |
this one did not cut the mustard
|I found this to be the better flat lay photo|
For full details on patterns, yarn colour and makes and where to send the squares to click on the link:
♥ As we approach the school summer holidays my hands could be tied up with children's activities, I will endeavour to blog a bit, but it could be few and far between,
please do keep popping back to say hello, would hate to miss you ;)
EDIT: Kate has just confirmed that the first squares have indeed arrived today, want to see...