As many of you know, one of the blogs I most frequently visit is Crazy Aunt Purl. Well, Laurie (CAP herself) has a grandmother that has just recently been settled into a convalescent hospital. Laurie has been visiting her grandma and also visiting grandma's neighbor's (at least, Mr. Hakim) in the home. So, Kristy, another faithful CAP stalker, uh, I mean reader, came up with the idea for everyone to combine our efforts and make a comforting afghan for Laurie's grandma. She set up a knitalong site for this project, asking for donations of 8" squares, that she will collect and combine into an afghan.
So far, the response has been astounding. As of right now (10:39pm on Tuesday night) there are 160 people signed up, with many of them contributing multiple squares. It looks like Kristy will be able to assemble afghans for half the residents at the home!
If you are interested in making up a square or two for this project, or helping Kristy join the squares into the finished afghans, please visit this site for details and to sign up.
As for me, I've signed up for 2 squares, but might do more. I bought some cozy yarn today, and whipped this square up when I got home. The yarn is actually more pastel than it appears in this shot. And it will look better when the pins are out. It's mid-block at this point. (Grandma Purl should be touched. I almost NEVER block any projects! Actually, it sounds like GP is already touched, according to Laurie's account of her reaction when she was told we were doing this.)