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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pratchgan 2008 - Mission Accomplished!

I know that there is no way I can possibly do the Pratchgan justice with words, so I will instead link you to the post of its organizer, who handed the Pratchgan over to Terry in person!

(My square is the third from the left on the top row!)

Accompanying the Pratchgan was the following letter, along with many letters from the people who contributed squares.

Dear Mr Pratchett,

The Ankh-Morpork Knitter's Guild is a group on the fibre arts website where fans can come together to indulge our passion for all things crafty as well as all things Discworld.

At the end of last year we were trying to think of a way to show our support following the news of your Alzheimer’s diagnosis and being a bunch of knitters and crocheters (not to mention spinners, weavers and dyers) we decided a Discworld-inspired afghan blanket was the way to go.

Since 26th December 2007 ninety-nine people from all over Roundworld have contributed a square or two, causing my postman to start giving me some very strange looks. The project thread on ravelry has been a joy as people suggested themes, egged each other on or just had a rant when a brilliant idea turned out not to be so brilliant after all. Somewhere along the way the project became known as The Pratchgan 2008 and the name has now firmly stuck.

We send you this gift and the accompanying letters with all our love, to let you know that a bunch of strangers are thinking of you and also with our thanks for all the years of laughter that your books have brought us. If you ever manage to find the time to join ravelry (a wee birdie has told us that you spin and weave so it’s not entirely outwith the realms of possibility that you might feel the urge to join some day) we’d be honoured to have you as a member of the Guild.

We hope you enjoy The Pratchgan and that it brings you as much pleasure as we’ve had creating it.

Warmest wishes,

Shirley (ravelry name cherryred)
On behalf of the Ankh-Morpork Knitter’s Guild

For more on the project, you can check out the Ravelry thread or the flickr pool. Also, a Google search turns up a lot of results. =) One of my favorites is here.


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