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Old 10-24-2007, 05:45 PM   #1
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Knitting squares for fire victims in San Diego!
I am now a part of the Raverly revolution. Through Raverly, I now below to a group of knitters who live in Southern California and the San Diego area. Even though the fires aren't out yet, one of these ladies has already organized a "charity" [she is not taking money] for knitters to band together and help the fire victims.

She wants us to knit and send/give her 8" squares (mostly acrylic/RedHeart yarn) washable squares to sew together to make blankets to give to these people who have lost everything.

I personally am stopping my other knitting projects to take up this project. There are over 1200 homes that have been destroyed in San Diego county...I don't know if there will be anyone in the San Diego area who doesn't know someone who has been effected. I just found out today that one of my co-workers lost thier house.

PLease PM me and I will get you the information on where to send your squares or connect you to the group on Raverly:

She has posted some links on square ideas:

In case someone needs links:

http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/8in_squares.php a great resource for crochet

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...fs_squares.php for knitters

And someone posted this easy pattern for knitters:

If you use US 9 needles with Red Heart super saver:

CO 30 st
k 4 rows garter
odd rows: k to end
even rows: k4, p22, k4
when work measures ~7", k last 4 rows garter

Someone else posted this pattern:

Here's another easy way to make 8-inch squares.

CO 1 stitch
Row 1: Knit in front and back
Row 2: Knit in front and back of first stitch; knit second stitch.
Row 3: Knit in front and back of first stitch; knit to end.
Continue in this fashion until one of the sides measures 8 inches.
DECREASING ROWS Row 1: Knit to last 2 stitches. Knit 2 together.
Continue in this manner until you have 5 stitches left. Bind off those stitches.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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For those wishing to work with wool, Ray at Knitivity is offering a discount on his yarns to those willing to knit for those displace in San Diego. He's a displaced New Orleans knitting now living in Texas.
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I am now a part of the Raverly revolution. Through Raverly, I now below to a group of knitters who live in Southern California and the San Diego area. Even though the fires aren't out yet, one of these ladies has already organized a "charity" [she is not taking money] for knitters to band together and help the fire victims.

She wants us to knit and send/give her 8" squares (mostly acrylic/RedHeart yarn) washable squares to sew together to make blankets to give to these people who have lost everything.

I personally am stopping my other knitting projects to take up this project. There are over 1200 homes that have been destroyed in San Diego county...I don't know if there will be anyone in the San Diego area who doesn't know someone who has been effected. I just found out today that one of my co-workers lost thier house.

PLease PM me and I will get you the information on where to send your squares or connect you to the group on Raverly:

She has posted some links on square ideas:

In case someone needs links:

http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/8in_squares.php a great resource for crochet

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...fs_squares.php for knitters

And someone posted this easy pattern for knitters:

If you use US 9 needles with Red Heart super saver:

CO 30 st
k 4 rows garter
odd rows: k to end
even rows: k4, p22, k4
when work measures ~7", k last 4 rows garter

Someone else posted this pattern:

Here's another easy way to make 8-inch squares.

CO 1 stitch
Row 1: Knit in front and back
Row 2: Knit in front and back of first stitch; knit second stitch.
Row 3: Knit in front and back of first stitch; knit to end.
Continue in this fashion until one of the sides measures 8 inches.
DECREASING ROWS Row 1: Knit to last 2 stitches. Knit 2 together.
Continue in this manner until you have 5 stitches left. Bind off those stitches.
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Knitting Squares for fire victims in S.D.
I would like to knit squares for the fire victims and I know other people who might be interested. Where should I send the completed 8" squares? I have lots of patterns. but can they be any color? and could i use variegated yarn?
Thanks so much, Terry Collins
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They lady responsible for putting this project how now created a blog where you can get ALL the info you need about this project.

http://sandiegowildfireblankets.blogspot.com/

I just want to thank you all for participating in this...I don't think I can convey who devisating these fires have been to the people living around San Diego County. I have seen some of the fire damage myself on my commute to work and I am just amazed.

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