I've gotten several emails from you great knitters about your progress on the Hokie Bird squares! I love it! Debbie has a picture posted of her square-her first intarsia ever! Great job, Debbie! And another speedy knitter has already completed 4 or 5 of them and says she's on track to do 4 or 5 more before the May 31st deadline! Go on, girl, knit it UP!! This project has given so many people a way to grieve and support and commune with one another in the Hokie Nation. I'm so thankful to see so many from all walks of life and all corners of the world come together for the common goal of comforting others, especially in a world where evil acts get the spotlight far too often.
I'm off to try and get another square started myself. I caught myself feeling badly because I haven't done as many squares as some others but then I realized that it really is meant to be something that helps everyone heal whether we do that by knitting 100 squares or 1 square, doing complicated squares or simple squares, using fancy yarn or plain yarn. A healing square is a healing square and each one is unique and that's the point-it's not a competition or a requirement to knit so many squares. (ok, now the word square is starting to look and sound weird to me-does that ever happen to you when you keep using a word? squaresquaresquare-how 'bout now?Anyhoo...) I'm proud to be a part of the community of knitters who've come together to support Virginia Tech. Go Hokies!