Monday, March 31, 2008

A square for Elizabeth

My sock knitting was abruptly halted when a friend of mine asked me to knit a blanket square for her. I couldn't say no when I heard the story. Here is the blanket square I made for a 9 year old fourth grade girl from a neighboring town facing surgery April 4th at Children's Hospital. A tumor was discovered in her chest when she was x-rayed for pneumonia. I don't know her personally, but I wish I could have knit more. There just wasn't enough time. And now that I'm finished...it turned out a little bigger than what it was supposed to be :( The square should be 12", but mine measures 13". I'm still going to give it to my friend who doesn't knit. It's her friend who is making the blanket to give to her friend's daughter. Hope the border can be scrunched up and made to fit. I used the grandmother's favorite square pattern without the yarn overs. Not enough time to rip it out and start over. My intentions were good. I hope for the best for Elizabeth and pray she has an easy recovery. I'm sure her new blanket will keep her warm and bring her comfort :)

17 comments:

  1. The square looks good & most kids love blue, so I'm sure it will be much appreciated. :)
    Holler if you ever need help on something like this.

    Thoughts & prayers for the little girl.

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  2. Now that's definitely for a good cause. I'm sure they'll be able to make the block fit, and I'm sure the blanket will be a comfort to her.

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  3. very nice of you... and made with lots of love. :) so so sad!

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  4. That's such a nice thing to do, and I'm sure will be greatly appreciated!

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  5. aww, how sad. those types of stories are generally the reason why i do "charity" knitting. i sure hope elizabeth gets better...

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  6. It is a beautiful square and I am sure they will be able to make it fit.

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  7. DomesticShorthair3:55 AM, April 01, 2008

    That's very pretty! It should brighten her day!

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  8. Beautiful square! I'm sure they'll find a way to make it work. :)

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  9. Lovely square, Deb:) Maybe they can use it as the center, if nothing else. Best wishes for the little girl.

    Ang

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  10. I'm sure they'll be able to use the square. Healing thoughts and prayers for that little girl and her family.

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  11. As a charity knitter/crocheter that accepts squares form all over the country, I can use any square I receive and I know this one will be well received as well. There is something special about giving just for the cause, and not expecting anything in return. I pray she is blessed with the miracle of healing.

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  12. Great square. I'm sure that it will work well. Here's to the little one getting better soon.

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  13. It's beautiful and I'm sure it will work out fine, when a project like this is done, all the squares are never the same size coming from different knitters! And, it's your wonderful heart that is so appreaciated! I just put the child on my prayer list, too!

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  14. What a wonderful cause. I hope it works! It's beautiful.

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  15. That was really sweet of you and what a beautiful square!

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  16. That is a gorgeous blanket, and for a wonderful cause. I'm sure it will be well appreciated.

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