NIU- charity blankets

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I’m sure most of you are now all aware of the school shooting at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb Illinois. I would like to make blankets for the victims families. I am collecting squares–knit or crochet!!! The colors are black, red, and white. The mascot is a husky. After they are finished they will be sent to the school and given out. Please email me or PM me. Contact me to get the mailing address. The NIU Foundation is helping with the cost of shipping them to the families. We need enough squares for 5 families!!!We can do this!!!
Kelly Carr
[FONT=JI-Fibrin][COLOR=black]Please make them with soft yarn - something washable like Encore or redheart- and make them 8x8 squares. [/COLOR][/FONT]
[FONT=JI-Fibrin][COLOR=black]The deadline for the squares is August 1. [/COLOR][/FONT]
[COLOR=black][FONT=JI-Fibrin]I Challenge everyone to make 1 square a week…we need 5 blankets!!![/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=black][FONT=JI-Fibrin]I know we can do this!!!11[/FONT][/COLOR]
[FONT=JI-Fibrin]If interested please email me at [/FONT][FONT=JI-Fibrin][U][COLOR=#0000ff][/COLOR][/U][/FONT][FONT=JI-Fibrin] or check out under [/FONT][FONT=‘Times New Roman’,‘serif’]“[/font][FONT=JI-Fibrin]charity knitting forum[/FONT][FONT=‘Times New Roman’,‘serif’]”[/font][FONT=JI-Fibrin] for more updates![/FONT]

Kelly, I’m in…as soon as my classes are over in two weeks.

Can you lay out some more definitive plans…perhaps a date you would like squares in by? I know this is still in the beginning phases, but that kind of info might be good to have.

I would like to do this. I have lion jiffy in black, I can make a few squares out of that. Hopefully I can get a washable yarn in red or white too. I’m going to tell my friend to see if she would like to also.


How big do you want the squares?

8in by 8in

we can do it!

Acrylic, cotton? Any preference?

I made a black square a garter stitch boarder with stocking stitch, working or another in red-cabled. Both are soft acrylic.

I’ve finished a red one, I have some white I’ll work on next… Hopefully they will go out by the weekend.

Hi, Kelly - what address shall we send the squares to?

If anyone needs my address just PM me!:hug:

Kelly - tried to reach you… we seem to be on opposite schedules. Will try again on Tuesday.

[SIZE=“3”]Hope you are getting lots of lots of squares for the NIU afghans![/SIZE]
[SIZE=“3”][COLOR=“Blue”]Hope this is the right info - you want[/COLOR]:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=“4”][COLOR=“Red”][U][B]8"x8"[/B][/U] squares in black, red or white
Made with soft yarn…something washable like Encore.
[B]The deadline for the squares is April 1.[/B]
[SIZE=“2”]The semester ends in May and you would like to get the blankets put together and sent out before then[/SIZE][/COLOR].[/SIZE]



I just started working on my squares! :cheering:

I’m using I Love This Yarn, which I found @ HL.

Excellent!!! Don’t forget to PM kellycarr05 for the mailing address!

Already done!

I will be changing the date from April 1st. I will know for sure next Tuesday. We will have more time. I am working with someone from the college to help get these to the students and possibly some more publicity for some more help. Thanks Everyone.:hug:

I just sent off a few squares to you today. I know that the recipients will appreciate the blankets.

Hello everyone I have just spoke with Mr. John Bass he is the head of th NIU Foundation he will be sending the blankets to the victims familys once they are finished.
August 1st 2008
I am challenging everyone to do 1 square a week!!!
I need 5 blankets. I will be posting pics of the squares finished so far! Thanks to everyone who has helped!!!:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

:wink: cloud9 cloud9 cloud9 Here are some of the squares, we still need more!!!
Thanks to everyone who has helped!!!:woohoo: :cheering: :woot: :happydance: :knitting: :thumbsup:

Thanks!!!everyone who has helped!!!:muah: