It has been a very long and difficult week here in Blacksburg and healing seems like something way off in the distance, but we are all making a start. Mosaic is coordinating Hokie Healing, a project collecting 8 x 8 inch squares to assemble into blankets for the families of the victims. The details are on the Mosaic website (go look now-I'll wait...) and I would like to reiterate the request that they be made of the softest, nicest yarn you can afford-these are meant to heal and comfort as well as to last and be a lovely remembrance of those dearly loved-let's all do our best to make it that and not a festival of day-glo orange scratchy yarn, ok? I'm not trying to be all yarn snobby, but it would be great if the blankets are something really, really nice for those families. I have a chart I made up for my husband's Hokie Bird Socks that I am in the process of trying to figure out how to make it go from a colored piece of graph paper to a sharable intarsia chart. I'll do my best to get that available as it would be nice to include one Hokie Bird square in each blankie, don't you think? I also have to check with the University to see if it will be any sort of infringement on licensing rules so I will get that figured out ASAP. I'd love it if there were enough squares for the survivors of the attack, as well, because they are in serious need of comfort, too. What do you say, knitters? Are you prepared to barrage Blacksburg with Hokie squares?!!