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nascardudette 07-22-2007 01:00 PM

Afghans 4 injured Military UPDATE
 
Hi everyone ... I found and joined this charity knitting project http://www.rectangle6x9.org/ on THIS forum .

It is so awesome .. they make and deliver afghans to military men and women injured while serving our country.

So I thought I would send along the update I received regarding this weekends put together project. They made 106 afghans using 5194 6x9 donated squares! That makes a total of
831 Handmade Afghans!

There is a link on their website with pictures of the afghans - they are so beautiful. http://www.rectangle6x9.org/

IF you want to participate or obtain more info please CONTACT Deborah @ Rectangle6x9@comcast.net

The next put together event is Sept .. I am beginning my square stash to send along for this one.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING:
Donations are needed of cash for postage and supplies as well as worsted weight acryilic yarn to crochet together the next set of blankets together ..

God bless ... KC

Ellen Edwards 08-04-2007 07:44 PM

Thanks for posting this--I think that our service men and women deserve this and so much more!

I'm going to begin knitting a 6x9 rectangle --I have plenty of acrylic I bought when i first started knitting!:happydance:

nascardudette 08-05-2007 01:05 AM

Trudy
You are very welcome and I am SOOOOO happy you would like to participate.

I whole heartedly agree with you ... our brave men and women sacrifice so very much each day, and to now have to deal with injuries, it is heart wrenching! I am so happy to be able to contribute something to their recovery.

It is a fun project for me as I get bored easily and like to change up what I am working on. I am on my 6th square and each is a different pattern which keeps things fun.

It is a good way to use up the acrylic yarns and a very good portable project or one for beginners.

Thanks again for the reply and for participation.

Kanda

Susan P. 08-05-2007 06:11 AM

Those are incredibly lovely. It was a pleasure looking at the finished items on the site. Someone so carefully placed squares in nice patterns and finished them off. Great job!

Has there been any correspondence back from people who have received them?

nascardudette 08-07-2007 11:04 PM

Hi Susan .. it IS amazing how beautiful the afghans turnout. I have not seen anything on the site from receipients - but there was a thank you from the chaplain.

KC

GennyLynn1962 08-08-2007 09:27 AM

KC- thanks for posting the link!

I would love to join in on this, it's such a worthy cause.

I also have a lot of acrylic yarn that I bought when I started knitting, it would be a great way to use it. Knitting the rectangles would also be a break from the large projects I currently have OTN, and something to work on in the car.

I'll start knitting some up, I'm still slow, but I will eventually get some done and shipped off.

I agree, they have done a wonderful job putting the rectangles together, the afghans look wonderful!!

nascardudette 08-09-2007 10:23 AM

Genny .. I am so excited that you would like to participate, it is a heartwarming project. My son is in Iraq, and this is one of my ways of "giving" and "remembering" to those that serve to protect us every minute of every day. I believe that these afghans support the families as well as the service men and women.

Enjoy the projects .. it is a great way to practice new stitches .. I have done some mock cables and other fun stitches and as you said a GREAT TRAVEL project .

Thanks again for your response. KC

GennyLynn1962 08-10-2007 03:48 PM

I will be thinking about you and your son, and please let him know that he is appreciated!:hug:

I have done some squares before, I do use them to practice new things, I figure if I mess it up it's no big deal, a square is not a problem to frog.:teehee:

nascardudette 08-11-2007 01:05 AM

Next Put Together Event
 
Hi everyone .. the next Put Together event for the 6x9 rectangle project to make afghans for injured military men and women, is on September 23. Lots of time to contribute a square or 2. :guyknitting:

For this event ONLY they are accepting 6x9 squares in Homespun or other #5 acrylic yarns.

For more information visit their site:
http://www.rectangle6x9.org/

Thanks to all those of you that have responded to this posting with your kind words .. and generous efforts.

And from one military mom to the rest of you with military connections .. you know what I mean when I say .... HOORAH, OORAH & HOOYAH ..

KC

MrsAbi 08-15-2007 06:20 PM

Thank you for sharing this KC! My husband and I are currently stationed at Ft. Lewis. I'll be leaving in a couple week to continue working on my degree back home. We'll be going though our first deployment in the spring and it has just been tearing me up inside that we'll probably only get to spend about 1 1/2 months together over the next 2 years.

I'm definately going to make some sqaures. I think it would be very theraputic.


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