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

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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I'll join in>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

GO JEANNE!!!!!! GO JEANNE!!!!!! GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow Jeanne, see all your cheerleading has paid off! Now you have your very own cheerleading squad x x x
Sorry eveyone, I think I'm going to hav to skip the May challenge. Things are super crazy busy at work at the moment - I've been working 14 hour days and I'm still not on top of things! Knitting for me has always been a destressing thing - I need the monotony of boring regular stitch after boring regular stitch to unwind. So I think I will bow out of learning something new and exciting this year - regular, systematic knit stitch for me at the moment. I even feel like a simple rib is too much for me at the moment! But I promise I will be cheering the rest of you on, and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Elizabeth - I am going to join you in the cheerleading section. My life got suddenly crazy too and it is such a relief just to unwind at the end of the day by doing some plain jane squares - but I too am looking forward to what all our creative souls come up with.
Elizabeth and Anne. You two are such great promoters of KAS that you deserve to take a break from the May Challenge.
I agree, and besides alot of "plain jane's" will be needed to go with the decorative squares! :)
No worries Elizabeth and Anne, we always need our faithful Plain Jane's. I hope you both feel a little less stressed soon x x x
Thanks all for your kind words - plain Janes here I come.
I'm doing Plain Janes and then adding some sew on patches to them to make them "fancy". I enjoy doing stuff like that.
Think I'm going to try my hand at entrelac - started on the "garterlac dishcloth" pattern at criminyjickets.blogspot.com. Wish me luck!
Good luck Rona!
You're gonna have fun with that!



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