Monday, November 27, 2006

Get well soon, Mary, and thank you

When Middlesex WI member MARY PEACH fell and broke her hip recently and was confined to hospital, she found knitting the blue squares an excellent way to pass the time and generate interest in the project.
Thanks Mary, we wish you a speedy recovery.

Hello from Allithwaite School in the Cartmel Peninsula, Cumbria

A massive thank you goes to to Allithwait School in the Cartmel Peninsula, Cumbria, who are learning to knit so they can help contribute to Knit a river.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

A tale of friendship and celebration...

A selection of squares from Southampton, New York. I hope the ladies won't mind if I post their comments here as they say much better than I could...
"Enclosed are ten squares for the 'Knit A River' project completed by a group of eight women from New York celebrating the 60th birthday of one of our dear friends, Laura. We took Laura on a surprise weekend visit to a lakeside inn in New Preston, Connecticut and brought along a variety of blue yarn and knitting needles. Since Laura is a generous and giving person, we felt that the 'Knit A River' project would fit perfectly into the weekend's activities.
We had a wonderful time talking and knitting, with the more experienced knitters helping the beginners. We agreed that the individual squares we created are as different as we are and yet together make a beautiful statement of our friendship. As one friend said, "Different texturs, different dimensions, different complexities, different palettes, as beautiful, warm and comfortable as a favorite sweater."

Thanks to Jane, Janet, Kathy, Alice, Carol, Karyn, Linda and birthday girl Laura (Happy birthday!)

Inspiration from Trinity Academy, Thorne nr. Doncaster

An amazing effort by the staff, pupils and local community of Trinity Academy in Thorne has resulted (so far) in over 900 blue squares to add to the river. This is, simply, an incredible achievement and a real inspiration. Their photos have an immense, and sometimes emotional response from those who have seen them, and so they are posted here.
A huge thankyou to everyone involved for your hard work and dedication. It really does make a difference.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Have you spotted yours yet...?

In amongst this set of pics are squares from Good Shepherd, Abbotsford, Australia.....a teen group project in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, USA.....the Radford Care Group, Nottingham, UK....Rotterdam, Netherlands....and all over the UK.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Latest pics from WaterAid...

There are now some new pics of squares and their knitters, plus the river in Jubilee Gardens on the official WaterAid website at:

Keep them coming!


Sunday, November 12, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The River's first day out....

A small portion of the river was displayed by the London Eye on Saturday 14th October for a photo shoot. Thanks to those who came down and to all those who passed by and took flyers and talked to us about the project. It already looks quite spectacular so to think what we'll all achieve by next March is phenomenal! Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far and keep those squares coming in! Gerard visited Ally Pally on Sunday and returned with a whole bag full!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

More more more...

thanks to Mary in Stratford-upon-Avon, Pat, Chris and Ann in Leeds and Mary Sue in Austin Texas......