Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm a square

I admit it.  And if my decision to ignore a party invite last weekend in favor of spending Saturday night on the couch with my laptop and my cat wasn't enough evidence, I also have this:

Yep, that's me.  And for a square, I think I'm keeping some pretty good company!  There's some very cool people.  Perhaps a somewhat greater amount of "Wendys" than you'd expect! But the holder of square #1 and the organizer of this enterprise is Dame Wendy, a name familiar to me from Dame Candle Company.

Wendy's launched an effort to collect squares, knitted or crocheted, to be sewn together into a blanket for an important knitter in her life who is currently ill and unable to knit. Did you get that?  Ill...and unable to knit.  So for everyone who uses knitting to get themselves through times of stress?  Seventh circle of hell, my friends. Yes indeedy.

It's also a known fact that no one appreciates the time and care that goes into a hand-knitted object like another knitter.  So Wendy's goal is to give this person a handmade blanket, something lovely and warm, something to hold and hopefully, lift her spirits.

You may have noticed, there's still an awful lot of unclaimed squares.  What I've noticed is that just knitting a square takes very little time or effort.  Just grab some yarn and needles, pick a stitch pattern and cast on. It goes amazingly fast - a little NCIS and I'm halfway done.
So why not join me?

All the cool kids are doing it!

1 comment:

Mia said...

Hmmm, I might have to think about that. I probably could manage one little square. Maybe.