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Update and What to Expect…

Hello Knitters!

We wanted to take a minute to share an update. These updates will start arriving in your email box every 7-10 days, as we move our way through knitting, sorting, and assembling squares. This is a true community, and we want to make sure everyone is in the loop, and as up to date on progress as possible.

Each up date will include a current count of squares that have been unpacked, sorted, and logged.  How many knitters have registered, and photos of assembly and “the process” of putting this all together.  If you would like additional things to be included, please leave a comment for us, we hope this process can bring us as Canadians a little closer together, so we definitively welcome conversation and ideas ?

The square count:

Sorting Squares…

Current Main Blanket squares logged and ready for assembly = 318!!!  (this is truly amazing considering we are only a few weeks in, and with mailing this is incredible)  

We have collected enough squares for individual sized blankets, to construct 26 small blankets. This will bring comfort to 26 individuals living in a shelter or long term care facility.

Squares for individual sized blankets

We are still recruiting Knitters/Crocheters!  So far just over 3500 knitters/crafters have registered on the website.  An amazing group you are, and we are so thankful.

We will be posting photos, moving forward in the blog as well as on our social media’s!  

Today’s mail delivery…

Thank you to everyone who has shared this project, recruited friends to help knit, and the media for inviting us into the fold to help spread the word. We are feeling very humbled and more than a smidge emotional over the response, and wanted to say thank you. The work will take time, and unfortunately the blanket will continue to grow, but with this much love being poured out by so many of you, we know these beautiful souls will not be forgotten.

With Much Love and Gratitude,

Allison, Amanda, and Heather

15 thoughts on “Update and What to Expect…”

  1. Love helping make the memorial blanket. It is such a great idea. Thank you ladies for sharing your project with us. I had the pleasure or riding my motorcycle to Fenelon Falls and hand deliver 4 squares. More are on the way.
    I have a question do you want only one colour square. Can we make a square with two of the colors?

  2. My aqua square is in the mail!! And my neighbour has 2 more. It sounds like you need as many as we can make so will get the needles busy again.

  3. Congratulations ladies!
    In these uncertain times, I am pleased to know we count on the selfless acts of my fellow Canadians. I commend you on your efforts, time and consideration.

    Thank you
    A Newfoundland knitter

  4. This is such a great project! I mailed six squares this morning, but forgot to include my card with message and contact details. Is there an email address I could send to?

  5. I have signed up and sent in squares but am not receiving emails. I am still knitting more squares. I would like to be added to the email update list please.

  6. lovely…absolutely lovely..
    I am working on my squares…and will mail them off. soon I hope.
    I am wondering what happens with the cunt going over 9000 now??? will more squares be added..or will the blanket just go as far as we get it?

    thank you for this lovely project…and the work you have to do…

    I hope to make more squares..just have to find the funds for the yarn..

  7. Bravo for such a great initiative. I mailed two squares last week. That makes me really proud to be part of this wonderful project. Thank you very much and continue your good work.

  8. I now have 4 squares done, with more to knit. Being that I have a few other project on the go for Xmas, I will have to concentrate on them. It is September & Xmas will be coming fast. Will continue knitting some squares, because it is a good break from other knitting projects that I am doing. I will wait until I get more done, before I mail them in.

  9. Ruth Ellen Greenwood

    Have sent several emails but received no replies. Glad to see that project is going so well. Will keep knitting and start mailing my squares. Please make sure I am registered with you. (I’m not so handy with computer technology and may have done it wrong. Very happy to support such an amazing project.

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