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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

wrapping up the Mafghan

A long time ago, I told you about a project that I started for a friend. An afghan, made with love by friends near and far. An expression of support during a tough time. A Mafghan, if you will.

It was supposed to be a surprise, but I gave it to her before it was finished, because she needed to know about it and about all the people who cared about her. I think she liked it. Then I took it back to complete.

Well, I finished the Mafghan a long time ago, but never posted. And I never thanked all of you who contributed to the project. The final result was a huge blanket (and 2 pillows!), and it is more beautiful than I ever could have hoped. Yes, I think she really liked it.

Mafghan in the wild (by The Feminist Mafia)

A big THANK YOU to all of the following wonderful people:
Erin Abby Debbi Annie Suzanne PatchesMom1973 Manise
Bertha Suzanne Kathode Ray Tube Sparkles Alison Becca Deidre Anne
Maryse Thorny Jess Mel somebunnyslove Beth S. Wenders Sneaksleep
Elinor DeltaDawn Maryse Pam Femiknitter Kelly Suzanne Julia FC
Lucy Chris Q Laura Sharon Haddy Etherknitter Emily Karen
Kelly Kathy Lucy Alex Lucia Kat Claudia Britt Suzanne
Suzanne Katie Christy Cetta Alison no-blog-Rachel PumpkinMama Cynical Knitting Gal
Brenda Ruth Kit Britt Amy PiGrrrl LauraC Erica
Katie Lisa Annie Francesca Kate Danielle Julie Kim
Sara Mary Lindsey Knitopia roro HoneyBee Rhonda the Stitchingnut Linda

In case you are wondering about the order in which the names are listed ... they are arranged according to the layout of the squares. So, Erin made the square at the top left, Manise at the top right, Linda at the bottom right, etc. If you click the photo, it will bring you to the Flickr photo -- leave a note with which one is yours if you want! (Also, there is a Flickr set with photos of each individual square up close.)

And thank you also to PainterWoman JulieFrick and Julie S. who weren't able to knit a square, but sent yarn for the borders and seams. And to Cheryl, who taught several of us a new way to seam :)

Indeed, she liked it.
Mafghan hug (by The Feminist Mafia)

Some of you have asked me recently about the Mafia and wondered how she was doing. Some of you were concerned because she hasn't been around online very much. Rest assured that things are going well for her! If you want to leave her a note in the comments, I'll nudge her to stop by and check them out.

So, with this post, I now consider this WIP to be a FO.

Mafia, with best wishes for much happiness and good health -- enjoy!

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  • I think it's wonderful and I'm sorry I missed out on contributing. I miss The Mafia, too.

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 3:20 PM  

  • Thank you for gathering us together for this project! And, thank you for the update.

    While I cannot speak for everyone, I too miss The Mafia and wish her and Little Man all the best life has to offer!

    By Blogger Lisa, at 4:31 PM  

  • That is just amazing!

    By Anonymous tiennie, at 4:32 PM  

  • Thanks for posting a picture of the whole thing. It looks great!

    By Blogger Knitopia, at 5:25 PM  

  • I remember. So cool.

    By Blogger Laurie, at 9:54 PM  

  • This got me a little teary. You are so awesome for organizing this. I wish I had participated. Love the Maf and wish her well.

    By Blogger maritza, at 12:45 AM  

  • This is wonderful.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:50 AM  

  • wow, that is a really great afghan! what a wonderful friend you are!!

    By Blogger bockstark.knits, at 10:06 AM  

  • woo-hoo! it looks great. i only see one of my squares there though. *cough*

    By Anonymous maryse, at 10:23 AM  

  • It came out beautifully.

    I also miss Mafia and think of her often. I am glad she is doing well. I hope someday she will come back to the online community in a way that is safe for her and her son. I hope when that happens she chooses to let me know. If or no, she will remain in my thoughts and prayers. She deserves only good things.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:47 PM  

  • I miss the Mafia too. Yoo hoo, Mafia! (jumps up and down and waves) Hi!

    Love the Mafghan and seeing my square hanging out in the middle of it.

    By Blogger Lucia, at 1:41 PM  

  • I'm so happy to see the final product! It looks fantastic!!

    By Blogger Local Egg, at 2:47 PM  

  • Yup ... I think she likes it too. Drop me a line sometime, Mafia. If you're ever in Salem ... lets meet for coffee or tea and Yarn. [did I tell ya there's a quilt shop on Front St. also?] Yah.

    By Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut, at 3:13 PM  

  • Oh, it's lovely! I hope it cheered her.

    By Blogger Chris, at 4:45 PM  

  • WOW! It looks great!

    By Blogger Deidre, at 4:06 AM  

  • That is so BEAUTIFUL! Hugs to you for organizing and finishing such a great project.

    And hugs to you too Mafia! Miss you!

    By Blogger Emily, at 11:17 PM  

  • Thank you, Danielle, for organizing the whole thing and then putting it together. And thanks for letting us know that the Mafia is doing well. :)

    By Blogger fluffbuff, at 6:11 PM  

  • What a wonderful gift and beautiful afghan!

    By Anonymous sydney, at 12:06 AM  

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