First off, thank you for all the blogiversary wishes. And of course there is a winner of the prize. I'll announce who it is tomorrow. If you get in your comments to that post up until noon Eastern Time today, they'll be included in the drawing.
Usually I do what I set out to do and complete what I say I will, but I have been known to bite off more than I can chew on occasion. For example, I signed up for the "knit mittens in January" Ravelry group. (or was it December? I can't even remember.) But when tendinitis reared its ugly head in November, I had all I could do to do my work for the months of December and January. February brought the timely and much-needed rest period to allow me to heal, and I have since managed to complete the Marta sweater, get back to work, and get well under way on the Garter Yoke Cardi. But I had a couple of very long work days this week, and I've been pushing myself probably a little too hard on the cardigan, which has brought back some of the pain in my arms/elbows. I'm now taking it a little more easy, and work has slowed down again, so I will be fine. And I never even cast on for a mitten.
Way back last summer, I made a commitment to knit a blanket for foster girls going to summer camp next summer. The request was simply for squares, but I volunteered to make an entire blanket. I completed three large squares, and they have sat and sat. I have decided that I can't finish the blanket and do all the other things I have to and want to do, which includes being a bit selfish and completing the next sweater for myself.
Anyway, since they're just sitting here, I've decided to mail out these squares. I might or might not get some more done, but I think it's time they got off that little stool they've been sitting on in the family room, and now that work has slowed down, I actually have time to take care of little details such as mailing things.
If YOU have any squares just lying around, or if you want to work on this project, please check in with Leticia at the Ravelry group Donate a Square. Leticia collects knitted and crocheted squares of all colors, shapes and sizes, and she has a group of volunteers to put them together in tasteful and artistic ways to make nice blankets to donate to various worthy causes.
If you are not a member of Ravelry and want the contact info for Leticia, let me know.