Yes, you read that right. Pictures of the finished blankets are on Mosaic Yarn’s blog.

I admit, I was a bit of a square pusher for this project. I believe I told Lauren she’d be knitting Hokie squares as a statement of fact, not as a suggestion. I might have also put a crochet hook and skein of maroon yarn in Frances’ hands and told her to Make. Square. Now. This was a few days after the deadline, and I sent her home with the address and strict instructions to put it in the mail as soon as she got back to Virginia.

Gina posted a video on the blog asking people how they felt while knitting their squares. I can say that I felt a sense of purpose. I needed to knit these squares. All of my free time was spent knitting them. My wrists got tired because I didn’t take enough breaks. I thought of the families while I was knitting, trying to somehow knit love and comfort for people I’d never met into every stitch. I wondered if when the blankets were finished they’d feel that love and comfort. Now, after reading Gina’s last blog entry, I know they will.


2 Responses to 8500 squares

  1. gina says:

    I hope you read my latest entry in my blog where parents of a victim got to pick out a blanket. They were very very aware that they were knit with love and comfort. Thank you for your help on this project.

  2. mom and dad says:

    Great job! We are proud of your talent and efforts. Congratulations to all who made this possible. Got chills looking at the beautiful finished products at VT.
    It must be very satisfying to know how many families will find comfort in this wonderful work.