I started the group seven years ago. It was going well, but not well enough in my opinion, so I asked a respected member of the community to help out. She took leadership and boy, oh boy, did she ever do a bang up job. Today we have more knitters than we can count because the group has spread into the community. Volunteers at local hospitals have joined us, sending their knitted squares to my Aunt who organized a group in her apartment building. She gives me a bag of enough knitted squares for two or three blankets! We don't even know anymore who is doing the knitting, the process has gone out of our hands.
Note the squares...once the knitted squares are gathered at our monthly meeting, we choose a theme and stitch the squares together. It is time consuming as everyone has an opinion on what color goes with what theme, but it is fun. This blanket was stitched together but only in portions. We had to do some fancy foot work to get a reasonable theme. Given the effort, it turned out OK. We had just enough squares in this color theme to pull it off and then we notice we were shy two squares and tried to match with the pink. It is a challenge. It takes 36 squares to make a blanket.This blanket was made by one person who chose to change the pattern. It satisfies the specifications, however...36" by 36"...or there abouts.
We plan to deliver twenty blankets tomorrow, but I will not be going. I will be busy bringing mom home from the hospital (after an 8 day stay) and settling her in for a cozy weekend at home. Yea!