Go for the Gold

When this theme was selected in October 2019, the Olympics in Japan were going to start this month.  Then COVID 19 came onto the scene and things have changed drastically.  The Olympics, to date have been moved to the summer of 2021, still in Japan and still starting in July.

In light of this change, this month we are going to focus on a few things Olympic oriented and a few things GOLD oriented.

The Olympics mean several countries from all around the world sending their best athletes competing in many different sports.

We can celebrate each country by making creating images and color combinations of their flags and the Olympic flag.

We can celebrate the sports by showing what those sports might be: running, swimming, sailing, cycling, football, volleyball, golf, tennis, equestrian events and so much more.

We can celebrate the country of Japan.

We can celebrate the gold, silver and bronze medals.

GOLD can mean many things.

Did you know one of the major exports from South Africa is gold. In 2012 South Africa ranked 4 in the world for gold exports. South Deep gold mine is the largest gold mine in the world, by reserves. Located 45km south-west of Johannesburg in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa, South Deep is also the seventh deepest mine in the world, with a mine depth up to 2,998m below the surface. 

In light of this information lets celebrate the color gold/yellow.  A personal favorite, sorry pink Bev and blue Glo.  We can make some incredible bright PJs that will liven up any blanket.

There are many things in nature that have a golden color; lions, a golden weaver, butterflies, a golden retriever, an ear of corn, summer squash, bananas, flowers and of course the sun.

Let’s think about gold and yellow in a new way so that we can share that brightness with the precious children that will be receiving KAS blankets soon.

Go For The Gold Photo Album

Here is a link to the May 2014 Theme - All Things Yellow.  These photos may just give you some inspiration: http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/photo/albums/2014-may-challenge...

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Ada, your skill is quite amazing, this is a fantastic centrepiece for a blanket :))

WOW, this is incredible, and must be so impressive up close  at 6 squares in size.   Love the bold colour use!

Having looked more closely, I don't think this is C2C. It's a very interesting texture.

Thank you for your reply, Valerie. I did use the C2C stitch. I used the 2 way to get the edges of the runner a little bit straighter.

I have just collected this finished complete blanket from a good friend who crocheted the border in GOLD.    A little nod to Rebecca in this one, as I used her basketweave stitch to add texture to the central panel.

That basketweave stitch is certainly a winner, Karen - even a crochet enthusiast like me couldn't resist trying it. Beautiful blanket.

Karen, this blanket is just super.  I can just picture that warm basketweave running down a child's back keeping them warm.  

This is a wonderful blanket and a gold medal winner!

A beauty Karen, I love the colours and the basketweave :))

Another lovely blanket, Karen. I also love the way you have mixed the colours in your hand warmers.

20 pairs of Go for the Gold Handwarmers

I've used gold for the base colour of this set of inverted colourways handwarmers

I've mentioned before my favourite old crafting magazine called Golden Hands. Now there'll be 20 children in South Africa with golden hands, Karen!

You definitely were Going For The Gold with this collection.  I am loving how the gold makes those other colors POP, even the yellow.

Thanks for warming all those hands.



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