Our blankets were presented to the Lafayette Police Chief Bashor and Commander Sellers by Mary Farnan today! (Pictures above taken by Carol Sellers)
Mary gave them a copy of the post about the beginning of the project so they would know about the significance of tens in the pattern. We also gave them a card with the names of the ten who lost their lives at the King Soopers.
They were glad to see them clean and individually bagged too. They said these would be used for those in need and they were so appreciative of our efforts.
Note from me:
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this project! The police will give the blankets to people in situations where a blanket can provide some comfort. Your squares made 3 large patchwork blankets, and there were 2 smaller blankets as well.
I'm happy to keep the project going. You are welcome to keep making and contributing squares (rectangles), and I'll keep joining them up and passing them on to Twyla and Mary. Please remember to keep them 10 inches long, any width you like, and to use machine washable yarn in something roughly a worsted weight. You can hold two or more strands together if you have skinny yarn you want to use. You can stick to garter stitch or play with any stitch pattern you like. And you can stripe if you have little bits of leftovers!
If you love to crank these out, go for it, or you can just like to make a square (rectangle) every now and then when you feel moved or have leftovers to use up. I appreciate everything one, and it's really beautiful what we can make when we come together.