My Mom was cleaning up her condo and gave me this blanket that she and my aunts (her sisters-in-law) had made from scraps. It is made up 11 X 15 granny squares. It is a generous 54 X 72 inches. It is colorful, big and beautiful until I turned it over.
There were tails every where. For some reason, my Mom and my aunts decided that leaving the tails on the back of the blanket was fine.
I decided to calculate how many tails I have to weave in. There are a 165 squares and at least 2 tails per square which leaves me with a minimum of 330 tails to take care of!
I decided to donate the blanket and my friend, Lynne, said it would be the perfect blanket for Sean’s Gift. Sean LaPersonerie was a 24 year old veteran home from Iraq when he was hit by a car crossing a local street in his Long Island, NY hometown on New Year’s Eve 2011. Four days later he died of his injuries. Sean was an organ donor and his mother found comfort in a hand made blanket that was placed on Sean while they were waiting for the organ retrieval to take place. Sean’s mom founded SEAN’S GIFT, a non-profit, dedicated to providing the same comfort she was given.
I now feel silly complaining about how many tails I have to weave in as I think about the family who will receive this blanket as they morn the loss of a loved one. My Mom, my aunts and I are are grateful that we can be a small part in comforting a family.
Keep on knitting!