Let's put Make it in May into context! 

Most of the blankets we now distribute include at least one, two or more squares, in between the ‘plain jane' (garter or plain crochet) squares that are creative, embroidered, striped, patterned, appliqued, initialed, sequined, beaded, buttoned, ribboned, multi-yarned, multi-coloured or just exquisitely made.  It is incredible how these squares lift the whole blanket into a work of great beauty.  Knit-a-square works on lots of levels, but importantly it is democratic because no one blanket is more beautiful than another. All our made by squares which are warm, cosy and have just that little bit of beauty and creativity to make the blanket unique and special to its owner.  These squares are the best way to personalise the blankets for our
children. 

Last year the challenge was to challenge yourself to try something new  -  a new stitch, learn to crochet if you knit and knit if you crochet, try dyeing your own yarn or  search out new yarns (we are told you can buy from people’s stashs on Ravelry – bound to be some great yarns available)

You can go to Zina’s blog (http://anotherlongyarn.zinalee.net/?p=1426) and try some of the designer squares, especially designed for knit-a-square by Diana Troldahl, Lucy Neatby and Kristeen Griffen-Grimes.  Also there are lots of ideas and patterns in both ravelry and in the forum.  Don’t forget to share your patterns,
ideas for decorations and photographs with the rest of us and to let us know what you are challenging yourself to do this month.  

Come on everyone, let’s Make it in May!   Cheers! Kalai and Sandy

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Oh lovely that the babe is due so soon, and of course we're all waiting for pictures too...of the new mommy looking just "tremendous" after labour, lol, holding her little angel. :) Of course sometimes it's more tactful to just photo the babe in her crib and leave mom out of it til she feels more photogenic.

Interesting how fast those little squares are coming together. I too, find the centers of most squares very fiddly and time consuming to do, unless I've got it memorized. Way to go on getting it done. I imagine it will go a LOT slower once your little addition arrives. :)
Ah yes, but there is also the "proud Mommy glow" that makes up for it all. :o)
All the best Kyla for whenever she makes her appearance. Remember to let yourself be pampered, especially those first 6 weeks and nap whenever the baby naps.

My kids slept through the night (about 6.5 hours) at 6 weeks and that is my wish for you - or perhaps even earlier! Mostly I just wish you a wonderful birthing/support team and the ability to always remember the very best parts for the rest of your life. Those first weeks seem to fly by.

Don't feel a need to go and visit people unless you want the outing and don't let them visit you unless you are up for it. And do NOT let anyone wake the baby during a visit. (Seriously, trust me on this one. My kids are 13 and older so I have a bit of experience here! :) If the baby is sleeping the visitor can look quietly at the sleeping baby and come back another time.

Looking forward to hearing from you, whenever you feel up to it. And of course, lovely photos when you have them to share.
Kyla you must be counting down the hours, to think very soon that gorgeous baby will be in your loving arms. I wish you all the best, not sure about UFOs but there might be the odd stork flying about.

Love Linda.x (sending you energy thoughts)
Yay! I'm sure you'll do great. Looking forward to the pictures!

Feel free to email me if you have any questions or are in need of a second (or third or fourth) opinion. :o)
SO excited for you Kyla. Good luck this week. Can't wait to see pics of baby Cordelia x x x

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