Sunday, August 17, 2008


Back at the end of December 2007, the members of the Ravelry group the Ankh-Morpork Knitter's Guild were feeling glum about Terry Pratchett's recent revelation that he had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. Being crafters, we decided to make something for him. Originally, there were going to be 100 six-inch squares, with eight of them spelling out "I ATEN'T DEAD" in the middle. (If you're not a Discworld fan, then just play along.) The squares were going to be done by February, and Shirley, a Raveler who lives in Scotland, volunteered to collect all the squares and assemble the afghan. I was an early volunteer, so I got to make two. A letter square

and a colorful square that didn't really have anything to do with the books, but looked weird and magical.

Well, the project grew, in space and in time, as projects will. And this weekend, Shirley presented the assembled Pratchgan to Mr. Pratchett himself, at the Edinburgh Book Fair.

More can be found here at Shirley's blog.

I'm honored to have been a part of this project!


Alarming Female said...

What a wonderful thing to do.

I love Ravelry.

Het said...

I have just found this square. Does anyone know how I get the pattern for it?