As you know, if you’ve been paying good attention, I have not been too well this year.
One of things I absolutely adore to do, one of the things I find really helps me to relax and rid my brain of anxious thoughts is to crochet. I haven’t been doing it long, about eighteen months or so, and I taught myself from YouTube tutorials.
A couple of months ago I started on this blanket. The colour scheme was inspired by some photographs from when Richard and I went camping on Mull before the children were born, in particular the area around Calgary Bay, which has the most beautiful colour sea I have ever seen.
This blanket has been a pleasure to work, the colours remind me of summer and early Autumn, when I went through a brief period of actually feeling really happy; before life decided to throw me another curve-ball. This blanket to me is warm sand, gentle surf, the smell of woodland, blue skies.
It was intended for someone who was very dear to me, as a birthday present and an awful lot of love and attention has gone into every stitch, because I wanted it to be perfect.
However, sadly, this person wasn’t there for me when I needed them most, when I really needed help and support they were nowhere to be seen. I never hold grudges, but, my god, that hurt so much. I had shared so much, been so open about where I was, but ended up shut out and ignored. Like I was just an inconvenience.
I have decided, therefore, to auction this blanket to instead raise funds for people who do care – the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) who do great things in Scotland for those of us struggling with mental health.
The blanket is a very generous single bed size, or can be used as a throw on a standard double bed. It is not yet finished (the original deadline was May and I have slacked off a bit because of seasonal projects, but I think it will be finished well before then) and will be edged all round in three shades of blue.
It is the amazing Lucy at Attic 24’s ‘Neat Ripple Pattern’.
I have used Robin DK 100% acrylic yarn, so is easy to care for and can be machine washed on 40 degrees and tumble dried on gentle.
I will include a net, zipped bag for protection from snagging in the washing machine free of charge, and I will also post out to you by registered / recorded delivery at no additional cost.
If you would like to bid on this gorgeous blanket that I love so very much, you can find me on Twitter @lapetitepie, please send me a DM, or email me with your bid at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the moment, I am delighted to say that the current top bid stands at £60.00 and I will keep you updated on the progress; but if you would be able to spread this around on social media that would be hugely appreciated – the more money I can give to SAMH the better.
Many thanks, and happy bidding!