It all started way back in November of 2006 when I read Cathy's heartfelt plea for afghan squares for her friend Jenn. I volunteered, knit up a square and sent it off thinking that the end of the matter. A lovely afghan was made and given (check out Cathy's sidebar for pictures). In the early spring of last year those of us who knit squares for Jenn's afghan received an e-mail from Amanda Cathleen about participating in a joint project for a gift for Cathy who was going through difficulties of her own. Many of us wanted to help and eventually a plan was born. You can read the full story on Amanda Cathleen's blog here. With the constraint of blue merino I went in search of roving with a plan to do my stripe in handspun. I spun and plied my yarn and waited patiently for my turn to knit. It's amazing how lovely all those different blues look when you see it in person. All summer long and into the fall the project traveled around the country and it's finally time for the big reveal as Cathy received it earlier this week. Thanks Amanda for the opportunity to be a part of this project, I really enjoy it every step of the way.