Yesterday I reached my own Table Mountain! Back in April when I started making squares I set myself a target of 10 blankets. I got so carried away with it they were soon done. What next I asked myself! Aim high I said to myself and added a nought. 100 blankets!! Well my house went to rack and ruin and off I went. Then a few months later I said to myself again "by the end of the year", thinking this was a tall order but nothing ventured nothing gained! Well I failed!! I finished the hundredth blanket(3500 squares) yesterday 5th January - 5 days late but I don't suppose 5 days make that much difference. The shop where I get the wool think I am a mad woman as I buy 30/40 balls of wool at a time! Maybe I am a bit mad but I LOVE IT. It gives me such a good feeling to feel I am bringing a little comfort and warmth to children who have very little in life.
A few weeks ago I put an appeal in my local church for people to knit squares and to date have received 258 and today (having reached my own goal) I resized some of them and butterflied others, so they will be sailing away soon. I am hoping to extend the scheme to other churches in lLiverpool.
Now I am going to have to set myself a new target - and I'm scared. Still what else would I do in retirement - watch television, fall asleep in the chair, do housework? No chance. I will do what I love - make blankets!