A Picture Worth a Million Words
Yep. An envelope full of love and support and caring from Jean in Surrey. It is soft and lovely and, if you look at the color pattern, it almost brings to mind the English countryside--the blues above the greens and all. And it is most assuredly a gift from Jean's heart, and I am grateful and touched beyond belief. Jean, you are a star.
Now, with the 3 and a half that I've got (Jean, you put me to shame with how fast you turned this out--and you're even knitting on smaller needles than I am!), that makes.....175.5 squares to go. Totally manageable. I don't even have to put my head between my knees to keep from fainting when I look at the number. Which is odd because, as I believe I've mentioned, I couldn't organize a booze-up in a saloon that just got a whiskey delivery so you'd think I'd be unglued. But, as amazing and brilliant and talented as I know you all to be, I suspect even that is just the tip of the iceberg. I don't doubt that we'll make this happen. Not for a minute.
Judy, I'm beyond thrilled that your knitting group wants to make squares, too. I started this whole thing before the untimely and tragic deaths of three rescuers, but I had thought that if I received enough squares, I would try to put together blankets for those families as well. For now, I'm playing it by ear, but I'd love to be able to do it. Mr. K says he figures any day now he'll come home and find a giant UPS truck backed up to the porch with mountains of wool showering down out of the back.
And there's a problem with this because.....?
Kathleen, thank you for offering the stitch markers--I'd be thrilled with that, too. Only thing is....I'm supposed to be offering prizes to you guys. I think expecting you to make your own prizes smacks of the same sort of chutzpah that allows my cats to knead energetically on my bladder at 3:00am and then look surprised and duck when I wake up and try to pet them. That said, if you want to share your talent and help in that way, I will humbly thank you and accept....and I'll even make sure you don't win back your own gift!
I must go back to the needles and get some more squares made. But before I do, I offer this photo of Gracie--I THOUGHT someone had been adjusting the pedals on the bike for shorter legs!