Today I picked them up. Five glorious, handknitted blankets, from tiny to massive. Last Saturday, I'd put five bids on five blankets in the silent auction of the blankets that were made for the amazing Garterstitch100 project for the Centenary of International Women's Day, to represent 100 million women who are missing in this world due to gender inequalities with a stitch for each missing woman. My hope was to win maybe two, but somehow each of my bids won, so now our house is smothered in beautiful blankets. I think I won the five most beautiful ones (otherwise I wouldn't have bid on them, right?).
The blankets were auctioned to raise funds for the selected women's charities in Glasgow. And there are still some blankets available. Large or small, stripes of knitted/crocheted squares, packs of squares that can be made into whatever takes you fancy. All of them were handknitted with lots of thought and love, with compassion and solidarity.
Plus the supported charities can do with every penny, especially in these belt tightening times where charities will be hit hardest by the cuts.
So if you can, please consider getting in touch and buying blankets, squares and co., they are going very cheap, you don't have to spend a lot of money to buy some. Either head to the Tramway in Glasgow on Wednesday/Thursday 23rd/24th March, or get in touch through Facebook or Twitter.