4/06/2006

Warming Grace Update

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your enthusiastic response - I must say I have been teary at times. I spoke with my brother yesterday who was, quite frankly, blown away (okay, he is not a knitter and he even laughed at my Olympic Knitting medal so he clearly doesn't understand the knitting community!). I asked him about another possible recipient for a blanket because clearly - and thankfully - I will have more than enough squares for two warming blankets. It turns out that Grace's best friend is Simone, who also has cancer (they met at the hospital) so two groovy pink girlie girl warming blankets will be done! I am hoping to get a picture of Grace and Simone so I can post them on the blog. In more good news, Amanda, has generously offered to donate a prize to one of the knitters making squares. I realize that volunteering to make a square(s) has nothing to do with getting a prize but I am not going to say no to such wonderful generosity! Thank you very much Amanda! I am also going to donate a gift (brand new and not from my ginormous stash - woowee, it means I can buy and not be accumulating!). I will do the draw after all the squares are received (deadline April 30). In more news, Wendy, is donating her entire stash of Pink and Purple Leila (there is quite a bit) so, with the help of some local (Toronto) help I will make yet another blanket for some little girl out there. You knitters are so amazing! Of course, anyone who wants to join please do! Details are in the post below - no square will be turned away!

14 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm glad you had a good response. I can't wait to get started on my pink squares.

Megan said...

What a wonderful idea! You can definetly count me in for at least one square. I can be reached at teal_8 AT hotmail DOT com. 5" squares full of love and happy thoughts comin' at ya from the Maritimes!

AmyArtisan said...

I got started on my pink square last nite. I will go ahead & make a matching one for Simone as well. :)

Kelly said...

I finished one square last night. After I told my 9 year old daughter about this project she wanted to knit a square too. So she has started on one as well.

amandacathleen said...

I'm a little behind on my bloglines, sorry! But please count me in! My email address is
Mistress_stash_enhancer (at) yahoo (dot) com
I know what I'll be doing this weekend! : D

--Deb said...

I have to check my stash, but if there's anything pink (or remotely like pink) in there, I'm in! Who can resist that face? What eyes she's got!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Hi there!
Just found your blog from JessaLu's site. I would like to help make a square (or 2)! If you would rather have some yarn, let me know.
Warm hugs to you all,
=:8
http://www.somebunnyslove.com

Rhonda said...

Hope all is well. I noticed that lots of wonderful knitting souls are responding ... I'm blocking 3 squares right now myself and looking for postcards today. Happy knitting.

Jean-Anne said...

Please count me in for a square for Grace. This is a wonderful project you have started. :)

My email address is jeanannesymcor@hotmail.com

If you think of anything you need any help like sew, I am willing to volunteer. I am in downtown toronto but have no car.

Jean

Pink One said...

Great seeing you today.

I bought bubble gum pink yarn and have almost finished my first square. Grace is just adorable. Her eyes are absolutely beautiful. Tell her she is a gorgeous ballarina from me.

Stuntmother said...

I knit a square last night -- and have lots of yarn left over so could do another if you like. I will search out a postcard -- and you can reach me at fmamendolia at gmail dot com.

Thank you for coming by to see my blog -- and I think this is a wonderful project you are doing and glad to be a small part of it.

Rebecca said...

Hi Cynthia! Count me in too! I was waiting to sign up until I actually found some pink natural-fibre yarn because I didn't think I had any. Of course, I actually did, and it's been sitting beside my computer for the past week. I just hadn't though to look in those hard-to-see places, like right out in the open. Duh! :)

Tam said...

Count me in!

Tracey, in MI said...

I cast on in fuschia Calmer this morning.... and am posting today.

Praying all the time. ;)