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Old 04-27-2007, 11:10 AM   #1
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Hi,

Sorry if this topic has already been addressed.

I read today on a blog that a yarn store in Blacksburg, Virginia is accepting knitted and crocheted squares in order to make up blankets for the victims' families and also the injured victims. This will go on through the month of May.

They want soft, cozy 8x8 inch (20 cm x 20 cm) squares in the school colors, and they can be maroon/burgundy, burnt orange, white, or black. You can drop them off or mail them to:

Mosaic Yarn Shop
880 University City Blvd.
Blacksburg, Va
24060

Mosaic Yarn Shop's website is here: http://www.mosaicyarnshop.blogspot.com/

I think this is a very nice gesture. My husband, who has been bereaved suddenly twice in his life, told me he would have really appreciated something like this to help with his grieving.

It's strange because I have a stack of 8x8 inch squares for a blanket I am working on and one is maroon!! I just hope it isn't too purpley. I do have some white yarn I could use, too.

Just thought y'all might find this interesting!

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Old 04-27-2007, 12:33 PM   #2
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This is my LYS The owner is just wonderful... and this is a project the whole community is working on. Thanks for posting it!
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I have practicing my crochet stitches and I have been (trying) to make squares~
I may have to check this it ~!
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:11 PM   #4
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OOOO YAY I've got 5 skeins of Bernat's Boucle in a burgundy. This will give me something to do with some of it.

Thanks for posting this!!!!



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That's really awesome and a great reason to buy more yarn !!! I'll have to work on my intarsia and see if I can figure out how to put VT in some of the squares.

My husband is VT alumni and his graduate advisor and professors where those who were killed and injured.

Thanks for posting this and I will pass it on to my office as Kevin Granata (killed) was also a professor in the gait lab at UVA where I work.
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Check my website for a VT fair isle/intarsia chart with the motto
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Your patterns are awesome !!

I was going to call Mosiac today, but if it is your LYS, do you know if they want washable yarns only or can I use wool and other unwashables? I am in the process of completing my husbands VT gear. I love Lambs Pride, the Orange you Glad and Medieval Red are the purfect shades for VT.

So how are things in Blacksburg this week with students back in classes? We were down last Friday for Dr. Granata's memorial and it was very surreal to walk around campus and have it be so quiet and to see Norris with State Troopers all over it. We'll have to make another trip back so I can reset the image of Tech in my brain.
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Anna, I love this idea! Maybe you could post it in the knit-along section as well? The more participants, the better. I fowarded it to a Blacksburg resident yesterday, who's spreading the word among crafters he knows.

As vaknitter stated, I'd like to know if they prefer natural or manmade yarn.
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Not sure on yarn selections... website just said "softest yarn you can afford" I think... if you call, I'm sure whoever is working today can tell you...

I don't actually know how campus is... I've been working too much and have yet to make it over there. My husband works in the stadium, so he only sees a little bit of campus, but he says it's slowly getting back to normal.
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Originally Posted by zip
Anna, I love this idea! Maybe you could post it in the knit-along section as well? The more participants, the better. I fowarded it to a Blacksburg resident yesterday, who's spreading the word among crafters he knows.

As vaknitter stated, I'd like to know if they prefer natural or manmade yarn.
I'll copy and paste my original post in the knit-along area now.

Did you (or anyone else) find out about the natural/manmade yarn issue? I didn't think about that, but surely washable blankets are preferable?? The maroon square I already have is 100% wool, but I have some white acrylic for babies I could use. I have to hurry up because mine will take at least 7-10 days to get there.
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