Thank you to all of you who have brought in your blocks for the Warm UP America project! We have a good start but we need lots more block. Keep ‘um coming!
If you haven’t joined our project, it’s not too late. Last month we announced our involvement in Warm Up America.
Warm Up America was started in 1991 by a Wisconsin yarn retailer named Evie Rosen. Evie decided to help the homeless by asking her customers, friends, and community to knit or crochet 7″x9″ blocks that would be joined into afghans. And that is exactly what we are doing. We urge everyone to take a few minutes to knit a 7″x9″ block for this worthy cause. Please take time to create a block for Warm Up America!, and ask your friends to get involved, as well.
Bring your blocks in to Tapestry Rose Yarn Shop between now and June. We will keep you posted on the date of our “Block Party” when we will gather together to put all the blocks together to make afghans. These afghans will be donated locally to needy people.
Remember, just a little bit of yarn can make a big difference to someone in need!
Basic patchwork afghans are made of forty-nine 7″x9″ rectangular Blocks that are sewn together. Any pattern stitch can be used for the rectangle. Use acrylic medium/worsted weight yarn and size 8 strainght knitting needles or size needed to obtain the gauge of 9 stitches to 2″.