Saturday, August 27, 2011
Squares need to be worsted weight acrylic yarn with at least an 18" tail left to be used for assembly.
These squares will be used on each of 20 afghans since each afghan will contain only ONE square from each participant. 150 afghans will be assembled and delivered to camps for kids with cancer. A very worthy cause, right? The camp in Louisiana received afghans last year as well as two others. Since we hope that many of the same children will attend the camp this year, the next set of ghans will go to different camps.
That said, no one person need send more than 150 squares. Last year I believe Shelly said over 500 people from all over the world contributed squares. Not everyone sends 150. Some people send one or two. It doesn't matter how many you send. Each one will contribute to a smile on one child's face.
To keep updated and see what everyone is doing, you can join the Facebook group or if you just want the facts you can read them at http://thiseclecticlife.com/share-a-square-2010-faq/.
Each square needs a tag, but the tags are not to be attached to the squares because they first have to be laminated so the children can keep them forever. This year they will be able to put the tags on shoestrings. You can see some of those in the picture. I got these from Oriental Trading Company. Of course 150 are needed. I'm only sending 36. Others will provide the rest needed.
That's what is also great about this group and groups like this. Folks getting together to make a worthwhile effort come together.
Next up I will be working on more scarves for Special Olympics.