Bonnie’s blanket

Bonnie on her blanket

I’ve been working through my stash of yarn recently. All those odd balls of wool knocking around doing nothing. I began to feel like I should be doing something about them!

I would love to have a dog, but at the moment it isn’t possible and I don’t think Millie would be too pleased if we invited a dog into the house. However it occurred to me that if I couldn’t have a dog here, then I could do something to help a dog I didn’t own. Perhaps one who needed a blanket? So I got out my knitting needles and followed the pattern on the Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home website and made a colourful blanket. I enjoyed making it and when it was done, I packed it up and sent it off to London.

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Very soon back came the picture of Bonnie,one of the dogs for re-homing, lying on the blanket. That made me so happy, I think I’ll make another one!

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and if I’ve made a little mistake in the pattern, well – the dogs won’t notice, will they.

 

Here’s the detail of the basket stitch: Four stitches plain, four stitches purl, alter the order after four rows. Sounds easy, but it isn’t difficult to go wrong, especially when there’s something good on the TV.

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You can find the patterns on the Battersea website. Click here for information.

4 thoughts on “Bonnie’s blanket

  1. Such a nice thing to do! And when they take pictures of dogs for adoption, sitting on the lovely blanket, the dogs will be all the more appealing.

    • Yes, well they’re not stupid are they because when I saw Bonnie sitting on the blanket, I immediately wanted to go and get her! BUT Millie would not appreciate it and Larry and J are not in favour because of the commitment. However, I feel like I have at least one more dog in my life. It’s just a case of when. We are only just beginning to experience a bit of freedom from family commitments and they are a tie.

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