Wow..time passes SO quickly and the event is at the end of this month! Squares are coming in steadily at this point and it’s very exciting to me to see. I know of SEVERAL that are in the mail at this very moment but I couldn’t resist taking the ones I had here outside for a little photo shoot.
Since I published the first two pictures several more have arrived..I am so thrilled with both the squares and the willingness of friends, both close by and far away to contribute to this effort.
Brandy sent this AMAZING square. It’s from The Great American Afghan booklet and the work that went into it is evident. Brandy’s pretty amazing herself; one of the most prolific knitters I’ve ever seen as well as an accomplished spinner. Some of you know her as YarnTails!
I met Megann online through a social forum of knitters and spinners. I met her face to face last year at the Arkansas Fiber Festival where we were roommates and absolutely love her to bits, CraftyPancakes that she is! Her square is in honor of her cousin, Diana Ketner, a breast cancer survivor.
Sarah, aka Emo aka Perfect Day Yarns is another wildly talented lady I met in Arksansas – While her shop is currently on hiatus, there are many of us that are hoping that her dyeing talents will soon be bankrupting our yarn budgets again!
Rose-Marie is a friend of mine who lives in Sweden. She has a thriving independent craft business geared to knitters hosted on Etsy.com. She makes some of the best stitch markers in the business and her turnaround time is less than many U.S. sellers. You can find her on Ravelry or Plurk as SwedishRose. Her lovely heart square is in memory of her Grandmother. Her Grandmother was stricken with breast cancer but survived to be an “awesome grandma”!
Cathie is another generous friend of mine who resides in California under horrible climate conditions. Poor thing. She struggled through the frigid temps to knit this gorgeous square with hearts. Cathie is a professional quilter who creates beautiful puzzles with fabric. She also writes/edits professionally and she and her husband travel frequently to jazz festivals and gatherings. Cathie is also known as KateJonze – I’m just glad to know her.
Last but never least is Amy’s square. Amy is an avid knitter from the Knoxville area and didn’t even draw a breath before she said “YES” when I asked her to participate in this project. She and her husband are VW enthusiasts and she also juggles a demanding managerial position. I’m grateful she carved out the time to do this!