Mosaic Yarn Shop is asking that all knitters please knit squares measuring 8" x 8" (after blocking) in any composition and drop off at the shop. We will be sewing the squares together and giving them to the victim's families. We will be collecting the squares through the end of May. Please help create these beautiful blankets and heal in the process...
Wow! What a way to make a difference. I just spoke with Gina and I am very excited about this undertaking. It's not a small task. It's an important task and I've been feeling like I have to do something. This is just the project to do!
I'm going to dive into my great, big stash as I have quite a bit of orange yarn and start knitting my squares. It doesn't take long to knit an 8 x 8 square. Use a motif you've been wanting to try. Knit a heart in the square to let the Hokie families know you care. It's wide open! Just be kind to those who are stitching the squares together and ensure you actually knit an 8x8 square, some motifs can cause a bit of a "problem". And please use Hokie colors. You can see the colors here.
Knit a square, win free yarn!
For every square you knit, I'll enter you into a drawing for free yarn and pattern books. I will give several prizes. Forgive me as I need to stash dive to find the yarn and books. I will post the picture shortly. I wanted to get this out there as soon as possible.
Get the word out there!
Wouldn't it be great to have a Hokie Healing Sit 'n Knit? Want to take something into your LYS to spread the word and get your knitting group involved? Download HokieHealing.doc
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Here are a few of the yarns to help you know the Hokie colors. Noro Silk Garden 84, Noro Iro 9, Cascade 220 Colors 9465 & 2401, Lopi Colors 0116 & 9988, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran Colors 13 & 15 and Rowan Big Wool 28. Black and white are also used as accents for the school. If you know of others, please leave them in the comments.
Pattern ideas are endless. Orange/maroon with a black ribbon. Any stitch pattern. The initials VT. Do what moves you! The yarn can be anything. The blankets will not need to be machine washable so use whatever you feel like knitting with. I, personally, need to feel the comfort of a really fabulous yarn and a great set of needles.
In order to fulfill the request that each family of the deceased and each Hokie that was injured on April 16th receive a Hokie Knitted Blanket, more than 2,000 squares are needed. (I don't have the exact number, sorry!) Please tell all of your knitting and crocheting friends about this effort. Round up your friends, sit together and start the healing process, pass along a bit of strength and comfort to our friends in Blacksburg.
Happy, healing knitting!