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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

kitty: For the sake of the Hokie's, Knitters & Hookers Unite!!!!

For the sake of the Hokie's, Knitters & Hookers Unite!!!!

Have you heard about the wonderful project that Mosaic Yarn Shop is working on? I saw the posting over on Mia's site and I knew that I had to help.

They are asking for knitters or hookers to make an 8"*8" square in any composition and drop it off or mail it to the shop. They will then be sewing the squared together and giving them to the victim's families. They will be collecting the squares through the end of May.

I am excited and sadden by this undertaking. It will be no small task. They will need to collect over 2,000 squares. I just am so moved that they would do this for the families and I want to help.

Please mail squares to:
Mosaic Yarn Shop
880 University City Blvd.
Blacksburg, Va

If you need help with the colours, you can always call Gina and order directly from the shop. I just placed my order a few minutes ago with her since my LYS had nothing in Hokie colours, unless they wanted buckeye squares instead.

I also just found another person's blog - Got Gauge, this paragraph. "Here are a few of the yarns to help you know the Hokie colors. Noro Silk Garden 84, Noro Iro 9, Cascade 220 Colors 9465 & 2401, Lopi Colors 0116 & 9988, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran Colors 13 & 15 and Rowan Big Wool 28. Black and white are also used as accents for the school." written by Phyl

I think we have all been really shocked by what happened at Tech. I know after the shooting my phone was ringing off the hook with friends calling and asking about what kind of town Blacksburg was and what kind of dangers there were in that part of the state. I don't think I have ever heard Roanoke mentioned so much on the news, and this wasn't the reason I wanted to hear it either. I found it really strange that everyone wanted to know how to get to Blacksburg. At one point I did contemplate giving them my Uncle's phone no. So he could better describe what it was like to walk the drill field between classes since that was something I had never done.

Growing up in Roanoke those who wanted to stay in VA to go to college and didn't get into UVA went to Tech. So I cannot even count the no. of friends who attended Tech. Or even the no. of family members who have gone to the school or taken classes over the years.

I don't think I will ever be able to drive through Blacksburg without thinking about the event.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry, but Tech before UVA. And if you want to be entered into the drawing make sure that you email your name to Phy.