Monday, January 22, 2007

Project Compassion

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There are so many good causes to knit for. It is impossible to participate in all of them, but this project really touched my heart and I wanted to make at least one square for the afghan. I thought I would have to go to the yarn shop to buy some washable wool until I remembered I had yarn left over from the Mac Hat. Be sure to check out the requirements for the squares here.

Pattern: Up and Over from 200 Knitted Blocks by Jan Eaton
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Wool, 100% Merino Superwash
Colors: Raven and Natural
Needles: US 8
Size: 8" x 8"

The challenge in knitting these afghan squares is to figure out how many stitches to cast on to get the required size. I thought I had this one right, but ended up having to pick up stitches along each side to add a little width.

10 comments:

  1. WW-can you tell me how you got the Green Sock Knit Along to save on your block. I wanted to put that and another one but can't figure out how to get it on there.

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  2. I swear, Tracy, you are the kindest soul ever. That square is very eye catching.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful project- and you're right- not enough time to knit for all the worth while ones. You look very cozy in Steam and Calorimetry!

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  4. Once again, beautiful job!! I saw this project just the other day. It warms my heart to see all the kindness of others out there in cyberland.

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  5. Oh, Tracy. It's just lovely. Even the way you photograph it shows such loving care.

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  6. I was moved by that project too but was thrown by the need for washable wool, I just don't have any. Your square is lovely.

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  7. I think the afghans that many people help with must give some comfort to those in need. To know so many people care enough to help out seems even more special. Your square is pretty.

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  8. The square is lovely, and those knitting needles are gorgeous!!! Are they available on line?

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  9. I love your square... I want to knit a square for this project too. I do not think I have one ball of washable wool in my stash.

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  10. Great job! We have a few squares ready to go... I need to get them packed up.

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~Tracy