So. I counted the squares.
1053 is the number, not counting the 54 I made (in case we didn’t get enough, you know?) and the three I just got from Emma. And Amber is bringing me a few more today when she comes to help me lay them out. Let’s call it 1100, shall we?
That’s kind of a lot. Two large blankets, with plenty of leftover square loveliness to share with our friends in the UK. We are going to ROCK THE RAFFLE.
The squares pictured above are the last of the later arrivals. I have gone a couple of days without receiving new ones, and been demoted from “gets her own bin” status, so I am pretty sure we are near the end. This last batch came from Jan (again!), Jessica, A.D., Diane H, Janny S, Rebecca C, Gretchen H (her own handspun!), Jennifer F, Amanda M, Catherine E, KD, Maggi, Erika B, Tricia C, PJ, Quinn, Jenn, Ashley C, Theresa, Ari, Siri, Sarah, Robin, Amber, Julie, and Renee S. Thank you so much, stalwart holiday knitters.
Honorable mention goes to Ari for sending 9 of these mitered beauties, apparently for the sole purpose of making me crazy (which I appreciate).
You cannot really tell, but the squares are sorted. They give new meaning to the term “window treatment.” (For inquiring minds, the sorting categories are: crazy stripey diagonals, solid and semi-solid non-dark colors, dark colors, and reds.)
We’re waiting for Amber.