Saturday, August 16, 2008

Squeee Alert!

Today was the hand-off of the Pratchghan 2008!

As you may remember, when author Terry Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimers, a number of his fans in the Ankh-Morpork Knitter's Guild decided to send him an afghan filled with fibery love from knitters, and possibly a few hookers as well. I was lucky enough to contribute two squares to the project, (here and here) the horseshoe even glows in the dark like Binky's hoofprints.

Our project leader, and tireless worker who sewed all the squares together (though I would never call her a seamstress!), was able to contact Pterry's PA who arranged for her to deliver it in person. What a delight for her and for all the fans who contributed squares, as well as other fans in the Guild.

In addition to the Pratchghan, Cherryred also passed along letters from all of the contributors. While I realize Pterry could buy any number of afghans for himself if he so desired, it was so much fun coming up with themed squares, encouraging everyone to try something new and to see the finished product. The only sadness any of us feel (aside from sadness about the disease itself) is that we don't have our own Pratchghan to commemorate the project. (Photos by and with permission of Cherryred.)

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