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  • It’s a great feeling to know that somewhere around 11 inches of my knitting is going toward wrapping someone in a little love, hope or warmth.
    Thank you, Ann and Kay, for bringing this to the MDK community. xo

  • At my LYS, Four Purls, we are knitting mitered squares in Emma’s Yarn for one of our knitter’s who has just been diagnosed with brain cancer. “There’s power, power in Love” said Rev. Michael Curry. Knitting is love in a tangible form.

  • You know what’s really great? To wake up on a vacation morning and not know what’s going to be on MDK today (because you’re on vacation) and it’s this and you get a little weepy there for a minute. I heart knitters SO MUCH.

  • This is such an awesome idea!! Thank you! I signed up for a square – there was a little reminder to add a “photo” to my ID. I needed to locate one and now I can’t find the directions. Please help.

  • Dear Ann and Kay,

    I really can’t find enough of the right words to tell you how amazing this has been (which is a shock, I know, because I usually can’t stop talking.) Team Blanket 2 is coming together in ways that I never imagined. We have a great group of knitters all over the country rocking this out.

    It’s funny, when I first sent you the email that I would lead a time, as soon as I clicked send, I thought I had lost my mind. We’re all busy people with other things to do and other priorities and commitments. Somehow though, time has suddenly opened up and made room for this. Nothing else changed–it’s not like I’m on vacation or anything like that. It’s just the space was suddenly there.

    Thank you so much for inspiring and getting us all together here in the first place. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be part of this community.



    • Karen I’m so glad that you’re leading the team! I am very happy to participate with you. I love how your idea for the recipients was so Crystal Clear. I am not surprised, though, I know you for a while now and I know you have one of the biggest hearts on the planet coupled with the best sense of humor. Thank you for taking the lead. I got my yarn at Flying Fingers last Sunday and I’m looking forward to starting my knitting this weekend.

  • I’m part of a group that does our knitting with looks. We do hats for cancer patients and preemies, getting ready to start scarve projects for Special Olympics. Is there somewhere in your group we could fit in?

    • Looms…sorry

  • Is there any way you can have a Team that creates basic squares? I’m afraid the miltered pattern is beyond my current capabilities. Thanks!

    • I might have to agree! If the mitered square requires knitting with dpn’s I’m out of luck
      I don’t own any and have never used them:(
      I might have to learn!!

      • No dpns required! . Just mitered squares and log cabin—if you can do a decrease, you got this.

    • Of course there’s room for you! The upside (and downside) of Team Blanket 2 is that it was a big fire and we can always find someone else for a blanket.

      I’ll set up a thread called Team Blanket 2.1 where those of us who are new or inexperienced can play along. Hey! Maybe we’ll all learn something new.

      By the way, I think your comment was very courageous. We can all learn from each other. I’ll make sure that Team Blanket 2.1 has lots of good resources and tutorials.



      • My name is Karyn Croll, I’m kcknits and I really appreciate the comments/support of you 2 (Ann and Karen)! I look forward to getting started on a square. I’m currently waiting to hear from Team #4 leader but would be honored to join your Team Blanket 2.1

  • Beautiful job!

  • I purchased this pattern when it first came out, but knew I would never get around to knitting a whole blanket. So now I’m all set to knit a square for #MDKTeamBlanket2!

  • Thanks for the update. the photos are super-inspiring !!

  • I like that Kermit is displaying supervisory tendencies

    • Oh on the subject of basic squares – http://www.knit-a-square.com takes 8″ squares and in South Africa sews them up into blankets for Aids orphans (leave an 18″ tail to be used to sew the squares up)

  • I signed up to make a blanket square, but I can’t get into the Lounge. When I click on the tab, the screen is just blank. Any ideas?

  • I made one of those blankets. The blanket was beautiful!!! Hiding the ends took more time than knitting the blanket! (Or at least it seemed like that.) But it was definitely worth it.

  • I can only crochet is there a pattern for that?