Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's not perfect...

And it probably has lots of mistakes, but since it is simply going to help cover some ugly shipping container, I don't think it matters.  What matters is that I did my bit.  That I contributed something! 

When I did my List of 35 on my 35th, one of the tasks / goals I set for myself was to knit a square for Christchurch which I saw on this blog.  On the Facebook group it says:

The Christchurch earthquakes have really rocked the Port Hills. To protect us from more rock fall, massive shipping containers are now lining the Sumner and Redcliffs strreets. It is necessary however not a beautiful sight, but we can change it!

Container Love is about prettying up these metal giant boxes.

The idea is to turn the unpleasant look of the containers into a positive feature for peop
le to enjoy and comment on.
The present project is a GIANT CONTAINER COSY made entirely out of knitted or crocheted squares

I WILL NEED: 30cm by 30cm KNITTED OR CROCHETED SQUARES
TYPE OF WOOL: DOES NOT MATTER, BUT BOLD AND COLOURFUL IS BEST
PATTERN: ANY WILL DO

WHERE TO SEND TO
email me (containerlove.christchurch@gmail.com) and I will give you my postal address, I can also pick up Christchurch and Lyttelton squares.


And here is my creation:



So tomorrow I will be sending this off.  So now I only have 34 more tasks / goals to go!

11 comments:

Unknown said...

1 down, 34 to go :) nice colour choice and looks good to me :)and doing something you set out to, another achievement :)

Sarah

Jess said...

wow that was fast! Now I'd better get cracking on my one. I'm thinking of doing one of those lists for my birthday - learn to crochet will be on there :-)

Hayley said...

Very cool!

Julia said...

That is so cool! LOVE it. And what a fantastic initiative.
x

amanda said...

Dit lyk pragtig! Met 35 take op jou lys beteken dit n tempo van so 3 per maand vir die vlg jaar. Glo jy kan dit doen. Hoe vorder jou eie gehekelde kombers of is dit vir eers op die langebaan geskuif? Geniet jou vlg projek vir die hospitaal en ek sien uit na fotos. Liefde, ma xx

Lea White said...

Thanks everybody! Ooh Jess, you must do a list like this for your birthday and share the link so I can go and have a look :-).

Dankie Ma, ja die kombers is vir eers geskuif.

Buttons said...

You are doing great what a great donation. B

Fi said...

What a great idea! Good on ya :)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Fantastic!

I also love Total Eclipse of the heart :)

Susan said...

That's such a good idea - a container cosy! Good on you for contributing Lea.

Susan said...

That's such a good idea - a container cosy! Good on you for contributing Lea.