To Ro, With Love

January 5th, 2005 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

my six friendship jewel squares

As many of you know, Ro lost her mother unexpectedly last fall. As soon as Jayme heard, she quickly organized a group of Ro’s online friends to create a comfortghan for her. We stitched our little hearts out, sent our squares to Jayme, and she undertook the large task of edging and joining them. I was amazed to see this beautiful ghan come together in just five short weeks. Ro said receiving it was an emotional moment, but that it has indeed provided her comfort. Our hearts are with you, Ro; we put them in the ghan! *hugs*

Ro's Comfortghan
Photo © Ro, 2004, used here with her permission.

Fourteen women crocheted squares for this ghan–Jayme, Julie, Chie, Vera, Becky, Jenn, Rebecca, Debi S., Anna, Tiffany, Genita, Chris, Karin, and myself.

The project was top secret and we were not to talk about it on our blogs or Crochetville, but I did sneak in one photo of me working on it. Didn’t know, did ya? *wink*

We used two patterns for our squares, the Friendship Jewel Square and the Basic Solid Granny. (Unfortunately the site with the solid granny went down shortly after we started the ghan and is still down, but I’ve posted the link anyway). The two basic colors were dark rose (Caron Simply Soft Raspberry or Wintuk Rosewine) and light rose (Caron Simply Soft Victorian Rose or Plum Wine).

For those who are curious as to how we chose the participants, I suggested to Jayme that she e-mail folks who had commented in Ro’s blog recently. She did and we had fantastic response.

I want give a big thanks to everyone who worked on this ghan, especially Jayme, who held it all together (no pun intended!). This was the first time I have worked with others to create a comfortghan and I was honored to be a part of this project.

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ro- // Jan 7, 2005 at 2:08 am

    Ahhh much to my surprise (again) I’ve come here to check in on you and I start yelling to my hubby….”look Dan those are my squares from my blanket” It was sort of like a square is born kinda moment. Thank you all again so much. I remember seeing that original post where you were crocheting in that golf cart and wondered briefly who the surprise was for?! lol
    I curl up with that blanket now every night in front of the TV while I am crocheting my little heart out. I am also now paying it forward and participating in a comfort ghan for someone else hoping it gives the same comfort as it gave me.

  • 2 Stasia // Jan 5, 2005 at 7:25 pm

    Awesome project, Donna – great job!

  • 3 Luvtocraft // Jan 5, 2005 at 7:46 pm

    I, too, was honored to be a part of this project. You’re all a wonderful group of ladies and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to work with you all on this. Thanks Jayme for all the hard work you did. :+: :+:

  • 4 Chelle // Jan 5, 2005 at 7:53 pm

    I think you all did a wonderful job on the comfort ghan, it really is beautiful!

  • 5 Vera // Jan 5, 2005 at 9:02 pm

    I’m glad that I the afghan turned out so well, and that Ro likes it.

  • 6 srmc // Jan 5, 2005 at 9:09 pm

    What a very nice thing to do.

    The afghan is beautiful and more so since it was made by friends.

  • 7 CrochetAngel // Jan 8, 2005 at 3:29 am

    What an absolutely beautiful afghan! You ladies did a terrific job and it was so sweet of you to make it for a friend. What a lovely story and afghan. :)

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