Wool afghan is done!

Just finished pressing and taking pics of the second, wool afghan for the livelongnmarry fundraiser for marriage equality.

Images are at: http://picasaweb.google.com/deborahjross/RainbowAfghanWool02#

The buyer says: "The afghan is a birthday present to my grandmother, who was the first person outside of my immediate family to know I was gay and who has been supportive and wonderful to me the whole time. She accepts my gf as another granddaughter, she's amazing. I wanted her to have something warm to curl up under in her armchair at night and think of me after I move off to the northeast and away from the part of the country I've lived in up until now."

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Looking ahead...

Are people still interested in continuing this project? What we'll need is (a) someone to assemble the afghan; (b) a worthy cause.

Writer David Gerrold regularly conducts auctions at sf conventions to benefit AIDS organizations. I am willing to contact him for further details and see if this is something he can use.

Or ....?

Wool afghan...

I've started assembling the wool afghan. Very yummy colors and textures.

I'm about 3 squares short, so if you wanted to do one, now's the time, but do coordinate through this site. If you need my address for mailing, email me at deborahjross at sff dot net.

progress pictures!!

You all are the most generous, creative community! A riot of exuberant color and texture has been arriving in my mailbox!

If you have more squares to send, please do. I need only a few more and then we're done... er, you're done. I'll be crocheting away! So if you feel a burning need to make more, switch to wool.

I've taken a few pictures to show you some sample squares, the crocheted-together squares and the gorgeous entwined-trees-of-life centerpiece from tricksterquinn

Here's the link: http://picasaweb.google.com/deborahjross/Livelongnmarry

The cat is Cleopatra, my all-time favorite. She demanded to be in the pictures. Who can argue with a cat?

Bless you, all of you! What a fabulous project!!!

Help, please

We're running out of time on the synthetics afghan. I leave Sept 2 on vacation, and won't be back until the 18th. The delivery date for the afghan is Sept. 15. I can take it with me, finish it and mail it from wherever I am, but I won't be home to receive any more squares after AUGUST 30, the last day of mail delivery.

So... if you have any completed synthetic squares, please send them without delay. And if you can whip up a few extra over the weekend, they would be most welcome.
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Questions and Answers post

This one is for all the loose threads-- questions and answers.

Here, I'll start:

How big are the squares again?

Everything but the center pieces are 6" square, or 15.2 cm if you're a Canadian knitter (not sure if we have any, but just in case!)

I have a nice non-wool, non-washable yarn. Can I use it?

We'd prefer you didn't, as the washable one is being created for utility, and the wool is being created for wool lovers.

Do we weave our ends in, or leave them out?

Please weave them in.

Should we wash our squares?

It's not mandatory, but it's probably a good idea, especially if you have pets.

What do I do when my squares are completed?

Email deborahjross at sff dot net for the snail mail address to send them to!

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Why do the "Completed Squares" tally posts list a total of 64 squares for a finished afghan, when the discussion posts back on livelongnmarry said there'd be a total of 61 squares?

From smillaraaq, who does the tally: I'm counting the oversized central panels as four regular-sized squares, since they're an equivalent size (and, presumably, equivalent length of time to make). That seemed fairer and more accurate to me as far as showing how close the blankets really are towards completion.


Please post your questions here so we can have them all in one place. Thanks!
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Finished square tally -- WOOL AND WOOL BLENDS

WOOLEN square makers -- please comment here as you finish a square or squares, with a note on the general colorway used! That will allow us to see how close we are to meeting the needed quota of squares to finish the afghan, and the color comments will let folks with huge yarn stashes see if they should pick a particular color range to work with to balance out our inventory.



WOOLENS: 13 / 64 squares. 20% done!

Colors of completed squares:

1 dark red/burgundy
1 bright red
1 variegated pink/yellow/orange
1 variegated pinks
1 orange sherbet
2 pale green/burgundy blend
1 teal
1 variegated light blues
1 medium blue
1 variegated dark blues
1 reddish-purple
1 violet
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Finished square tally -- SYNTHETICS

SYNTHETIC square makers -- please comment here as you finish a square or squares, with a note on the general colorway used! That will allow us to see how close we are to meeting the needed quota of squares to finish the afghan, and the color comments will let folks with huge yarn stashes see if they should pick a particular color range to work with to balance out our inventory.



SYNTHETICS: 29 / 64 squares. 45% done!

Colors of completed squares:

4 red
2 bright orange
3 yellow
5 dark green (actually 1 normal square and 1 quadruple-size center square!)
1 bright green
1 shaded greens/purples
1 shaded blues
2 silvery-grey
1 lavender
2 pink/lavender blend
1 pink/yellow blend
1 bright pink
1 shaded pinks/purples
2 rainbow ombre
2 multicolored stripes (alternating blue/green and red/orange ombre)

If you're trying to pick and choose from a large yarn stash, right now we're short on reds and lighter blues!