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Thursday, May 17, 2007

REBUILDING GREENSBURG - BLOCK BY BLOCK

I am sure that many of you have heard of the devastation that the tornado caused in Greensburg, Kansas. Sugar Bunny Boulevard has started a wonderful, charitable event for the people of this town. I emailed her and asked her permission to assist and promote her efforts. She is collecting 8" knitted/crocheted squares to join together to make afghans for the families of this town. The perfect stash buster!

I told her I would also collect squares and join together as many as I can since school will be out soon. This will help me from having idle hands over the summer :) ( I know, like a crafter's hands are ever really idle!) You can send squares to me at:

Librarian Dorothy
c/o JRES Media Center
900 Jackson Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Here's is a re posting of what she is asking for and you can check her blog (Sugar Bunny Boulevard) for updates and frequently asked questions::

What: 8" garter stitch squares
Pattern: knit from corner to corner on the bias (pattern specs below)
Fiber: Worsted Weight - wool, superwash wool, wool blends
Color: Any color - solid or variegated yarn
Mailing Deadline: to be announced - will update when estimated home construction completion date is known

Pattern Specs: cast on 4 stitches, increase one stitch* at the beginning of each row, knit in garter stitch (knit on every row) until one side measures 8", k2tog at the end of each row until 5 stitches remain, cast off.

*the increase stitch that I am using is kfb (knit into the front and back of the first stitch)

Designs or various stitch patterns or stockinette can be incorporated if you wish but the basic pattern is intended to simplify seaming for the various people who may be helping with seaming. If we collect more squares than we need for one family we will continue assembling afghans to be given to other families.

If any one would like to include a note or postcard sending good wishes to the family who receives your afghan square we will keep those messages together with the square(s) you send. We're looking forward to being able to get these afghans and messages to the families!

MAIL BLOCKS TO THIS ADDRESS:
Laura Spradlin
El Dorado First Baptist Church
315 West Central
El Dorado, KS 67042

Please email her at sugarbunnyblvd@aol.com if you have any questions at all.

2 comments:

knitten kitten said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing. I will see what I have lying around and maybe knit up a few myself.
Jacque

PHD Knitter said...

You're tagged! Rules on my blog today (5/21).