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Old 07-22-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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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
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:05 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 08-05-2007, 06:11 AM   #4
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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?
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:04 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 08-08-2007, 09:27 AM   #6
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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!!
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:13 PM   #7
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Hi everyone .. I am posting a link to pictures of the beautiful Handmade Afghans for wounded military service members.

www.rectangle6x9.shutterfly.com

I sent off my squares for this septembers put together event. Time to start a new stash

There is still time to get them out for this event. They need to be in Maryland by 9/18/07

Have a wonderful week... KC
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My grandmother and I are working on some rectangles for this, I think it's a brilliant idea!! She's bragging that she's already got about 10 done so far. It's a great way to practice perfecting your tension! As a novice knitter, I need all the practice I can get!
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Thank you so much for this info! I am new to this site (this is my very first post!) There is no one more deserving than our military heroes! Though I do not have a family member in the service, I am active in my local VFW and have been doing a bit of volunteering for our local Blue Star Mother's chapter. Though I am not a very experienced knitter (working on it!) I have just created a pattern to make a BSM square - haven't started on it yet (need to finish a blanket for an upcoming baby shower first ) but am excited to try it out! I will DEFINITELY do up some squares for this worthy cause - GREAT take along knitting!
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Thank you so much for this info! I am new to this site (this is my very first post!) There is no one more deserving than our military heroes! Though I do not have a family member in the service, I am active in my local VFW and have been doing a bit of volunteering for our local Blue Star Mother's chapter. Though I am not a very experienced knitter (working on it!) I have just created a pattern to make a BSM square - haven't started on it yet (need to finish a blanket for an upcoming baby shower first ) but am excited to try it out! I will DEFINITELY do up some squares for this worthy cause - GREAT take along knitting!
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If you haven't already drop me a note at rectangle6x9@comcast.net and I'll send you more detailed information about making 6"x9" rectangles.
Thank you for your interest in helping those wounded in service to our country, Deborah
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