In case you haven't been in the store since Wednesday you should know that The Promise Blanket is complete. And displayed.
Thank you so much to all who created squares, donated yarn, and donated time to seam the blanket up. You all really stepped up (as I knew you would) for a great cause. The Woman's Advocate.
Now for some stats: The Promise Blanket measures 55" x 61" (or approx 4.5 x 5 feet, or 1.39 x 1.54 meters). In these picture (which are pre-blocked) it is on a double bed so you can get an idea of what the size looks like in real life. The Promise Blanket is completely machine washable, however I do recommend you dry it flat.
I must say it turned out better than even I had hoped. It is beautiful and would make a lovely addition to anyone's home. You can see who made what square by visiting our flickr page. Which leads me to the next bit of info... how you can own it.
As you may have read in an email The Yarnery is going to be throwing a birthday celebration on August 16, 2008. At the celebration there will be items for auction such as old Rowan and Alice Starmore books. I'd like to point out that the proceeds for those items will be going to Knitters Without Borders.
But also at the auction will be our Promise Blanket. It will be a silent auction and if you want to be the one who takes it home you just need to be the top dollar amount at the end of the party. And I assure you, it is worth it!! And has been stated before, all of the proceeds for The Promise Blanket auction will be going to Women's Advocate. The WA provides shelter and resources to women and their families who are victims of domestic violence. And should the auction get too rich for your blood you will have the opportunity to give a donation at anytime during the auction. With a donation of $10 or more you will receive a gift from The Yarnery.
So I hope to see all of you at the Birthday Celebration (there will be cake) and I hope to see all of your generousness (is that a word?) shining brightly.
Thanks again. You all did such a wonderful job.