The first blanket to be assembled by Hooking Housewives is officially completed!
This project has become so much more of an undertaking than we ever expected it to be. When we joined forces with Good Lookin' Hooking and Crazy Hookers Crochet, our goal was to collect enough squares to complete 26 blankets for the families of the Newtown victims. We have, in the end, collected enough squares to provide blankets to each victim's family, each classroom at the school, and then even more to go toward the emergency responders or Hurricane Sandy victims or wherever the final decision to send them is. Thanks to everyone who has donated in some way, as well as to those who are still helping in many ways. Your love and support are what is keeping all of us going as we dive full-force into what is sure to be a lengthy assembly process.
This first blanket took about 6 hours worth of edging, 24 hours worth of assembly, and 3 hours for the border. That's 33 hours (and that's just guesstimating) worth of work over a number of days/weeks. These blankets will not be assembled as quickly as we would like since each of us still has a family to take care of, jobs to go to, small businesses to run, and other obligations. Please be patient with us as we work through the process. We'll continue to post photos here of the blankets as they are completed.
Here are some close-up shots so you can see every square in detail:
For those interested in knowing, the squares in this blanket were donated by the following people (in alphabetical order - some people have multiple squares on this particular blanket):
Free Chapel Knit & Crochet Group
St. Mary's Crochet Group