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  • I just followed the steps and it was quick and easy! Well worth a few extra seconds to get more of the donated funds directly to CityMeals.
    Good for you, setting this up! I’m not knocking Paypal, which I love for many purposes. But for donations I tend to use cards for this very reason.

  • Beautiful blanket! And I love Balto, just love him.

  • Off topic, I know, but why does Balto have a statue in New York? Shouldn’t there be one in Nome?

  • Balto was a nationwide sensation when he saved the children of Nome. He went on tour. He came to New York. Children collected money to make the statue. It is probably the most popular and photographed statue in Central Park. I have to wait my turn and always have an audience when I am draping him in handknittting.
    xoxo Kay

  • The blanket looks gorgeous (and Balto seems to enjoy it very much).
    Of to City Meals on Wheels. Thanks for organizing this.

  • What a beautiful way to collect money for a great cause. Can’t wait to try that pattern for my bedroom! BTW, we have a statue of Balto in Cleveland too, at the Museum of Natural History. He’s well beloved here as well.
    PS, seeing Balto reminds me of another pup. Any chance we can get more pix of your dog soon?

  • What a beautiful way to collect money for a great cause. Can’t wait to try that pattern for my bedroom! BTW, we have a statue of Balto in Cleveland too, at the Museum of Natural History. He’s well beloved here as well.
    PS, seeing Balto reminds me of another pup. Any chance we can get more pix of your dog soon?

  • Thanks for the beautiful pattern and for providing a great fund-raiser for a worthy cause. I’ll purchase my pattern as soon as I’m done leaving my comment. So, there really was a Balto? Who knew? My dad used to talk about him when I was a little kid and I always thought it was just something he had made up to tease me. Thanks for bringing back some fun childhood memories. Gotta go buy a pattern now…

  • Hurrah! Excellent, well done you. Here’s to shed loads more money for Citymeals! B x x

  • Thanks Kay for a way to do a dent in the stash while making a wonderful memory of a Thanksgiving gift to those who really need it. I hope that we all have Cornerstone blankets hanging around our homes by the Spring. And I love Balto. The history channel did a great show on him once. We may not all have a chance to save the children of Alaska but we can do a small part in saving someone’s Thanksgiving by doing something as small as buying a pattern for a smashing blanket. Thanks too for setting up the way to make our dollars count down to the penny.

  • YAY!!!! Thank you for figuring out the non-paypal way, you generous soul you! God bless.

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    LoveDiane

  • OHMYOHMYOHMYOHMYMYMY!
    LoveDiane

  • Stunning! Another fabulous MD blankie! And love that you included the canine relief worker.

  • This cynical woman started tearing up at Balto; could’t even wait till the Sandy part, for crying out loud. You’re GOOOOOOOD!

  • Done. Planning on using the pattern to make a scaled-down blanket or two to go to a charity that supports Romanian orphans and street-kids.

  • Good for you setting this benefit pattern up,
    love your blog as always – Balto was one of
    the first things I visited when I went to NYC
    many years ago.

  • I love it as much as the mitered crosses!!! I will be donating shortly! BTW, the link on the pattern page should read citymeals.org. I grew up in New Jersey and I have family there and on Staten Island and I thank you for giving me this opportunity!

  • I am loving knitting this blanket. I love that the proceeds went to a wonderful charity. (The board absorbs the administrative costs-how cool is that) I love that the recipient watching me knit it not knowing it’s for him is going on and on about how wonderful it is. (Really looking forward to him having it.) I love how even though mine is different from the pattern picture it still looks great.
    Also,
    I love learning how the people of New York and around have come together to help each other.
    And I’m wondering how much was raised through this pattern.
    And one more thing. I wish everyone who was knitting one would set up a Ravelry page so I can see it. I just learned a baby will be arriving in our youth minister’s family. I’m planning a soft pastel version.

  • Love the blanket, and that all money will go to Citymeals. I did want to point out that in the paragraph on the Ravelry page where the URL for Citymeals is first given, it is given as http://www.citymeals.com, which will take you nowhere. The URL in step one is correct (.org).

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  • I am looking for the other “square” you designed to benefit the food people and for the people doing squares to use for the 12 inch squares. I just discovered that group and my friends and I from our LYS would like to make squares for our January KAL
    I am in SW Louisiana If you can direct me to the site where I can purchase his pattern I would most appreciative
    Jane Hebert
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