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.