A Baby Blanket fit for a Prince….or a Princess

2015-04-23 20.31.35-2When bexknitwear was asked to be involved with Abbeyfield care homes to be a part of a celebration that would mark the arrival of William and Kate’s new baby you can bet your knee socks we jumped at the chance. It was after the jumper we had a hand in for Radio and TV presenter and singer Aled Jones and of course were grateful to be involved again. 2015-04-24 18.19.24Abbeyfield is an amazing charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the care of older people and enhancing their quality of life since 1956. It is our chosen charity and because it counts HRH the Prince of Wales as its Patron the residents have all come together and created this lovely blanket for his highness’s new grandson or granddaughter. Each square was lovingly knitted by the residents in Abbeyfield’s pastel colours of light blue, green, yellow, light orange, pink and white, colours fit for a little prince or princess. 2015-04-23 14.22.19What a wonderful time we had meeting the residents of Abbeyfield care homes as we took their hard work and transformed the pieces into the royal blanket. Pulling the whole thing together (in this case quite literally) was going to be the biggest challenge given that we only had five days to sort through the squares, grouping them together due to different thicknesses and sizes and colours that complimented each other perfectly before presenting the complete blanket back to Abbeyfield for the photo shoot and press release soon to be rolled out to the nation. 2015-04-24 18.19.32But we did it! Working nonstop we brought the blanket together and delivered it on time. And now it is in the hands of the charities chief executive Natasha Singarayer who says she is looking forward to sending the finished blanket to the new heir. 2015-04-24 18.19.44What a great experience for all involved and now we can’t wait for it to be presented…but like the royal couple and the nation behind them, we are waiting for baby to make an appearance. Prince or Princess…with our blanket they are assured a very warm welcome.   Madame Clickety Click

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