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After July, Blogger (run by Google) will stop working with the service that supports automatic email notifications of newposts. That means that even if you've signed up for email notifications on this site (i.e., you are seeing this in your email), you won't get emails after July. I can't commit to maintaining an email list and sending out notifications, so when the emails stop, you will need to visit the website to see updates on meetings, projects, patterns, etc. Maybe set a reminder in your calendar once or twice a month to visit the website and see what's coming up. 

In more cheerful and less technical news, I have been busy seaming your blanket squares (rectangles). I am making them into 3 blankets - 2 larger and one smaller, plus there is a fourth blanket that someone made and donated. Remember that these blankets will be donated to local first responders for victim support. You can feel free to keep making squares (rectangles) and I will keep putting them together when I have enough for another blanket. The original directions were to cast on a multiple of 10 stitches and knit until the piece measures 10 inches long. After piecing these together, I'm making two more requests - that you stick to roughly a worsted weight yarn and make sure the fabric is not too stiff (go up a needle size or 2). Those super bulky, stiff, or thin and lacy pieces are difficult to incorporate. Thanks!

I'll post photos soon - stay tuned!

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  1. What is the date of the next gathering?

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  2. Is anyone else confused on the “divide for armholes” section. I always have to add another round/row in to make it work. Been baffling me for years. Is there a misprint?

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