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Friday, October 1, 2010

Charity is Charity

4 Pretty Cotton Cloths crocheted by Tracey (TCarra in The Ville). She asked whether I thought they would work for the ghans I was putting together for our folks at The Mission. I've used a variety of types of squares and thought, possibly; though I've not used cotton because of warmth. When I opened her thoughtful package I thought they were very pretty, and truly suited for a different charity. I met Jackie over at The Hive who was putting together a fabulous Convention for Women. To empower them, some of these ladies have been abused. She'd asked for door prizes so I made 4 scarves for the cause. I thought these lovely cloths accompanied by a pretty soap would also make good door prizes. Tracey was agreeable and so they've been sent on; but I wanted to share her willingness to help. I'm hoping she'll visit us again. If you get over to the Ville, please look her up and say hi.

We will continue our focus of hats, mittens, and scarves, for MEN, Women, and Children. I have from time to time deemed a specific month as a focus on something, like June was Sock it to me Month, November and December will be Give a Square months. I'm asking that October's focus be Mittens. We never get enough mittens and they're truly needed. Please, if you're wondering what to make....think Mittens for October...those men living outdoors truly are in need. And for those of you who like to plan ahead, let's put out a call for cotton wash clothes for the month of January.

Hats, Mittens, and Scarves ALL YEAR LONG
October, Mitten month
Nov & Dec Give a Square
Jan, Cover me with Cotton Wash Cloths

**aside from a few folks who've already made contact, please hold on sending squares except those 2 months. That way I can clear a working area and get them assembled. Please forward knit or crocheted cloths only during January. By limited certain things it helps with storage, more for those receiving them then for me.
2010
Scarves 198
Hats 395
Mittens 40
Socks 73


Please remember all donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. It truly DOES make a difference. THANK YOU!

7 comments:

  1. I never tried using my 16# needles for baby hats. I'm not making preemie... just regular newborn size. I'll give it a shot and see if my yarn stretches enough to handle it. I'm hoping so because I truly hate DPNs. Do you use them when you are decreasing at the top of a hat? Because I thought that was the only way, but you said you don't use DPNs.

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  2. What lovely squares. I think they would do quite nicely as washcloths. I'm sure they were much appreciated.

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  3. Anna, I've never needed to use the DP's when decreasing. Typically I decrease a row or two, then gather the rest with the darning needle. I think previously when you left your comment I answered on your blog, but thought I would here as well in case others wonder.

    Lots of needs, lots of ways to use some items for charity, Sandie. Thanks

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  4. Those were so pretty! A little thing like that is all it takes to make someone feel special.

    I love coming here and seeing the progress you've made... watching the numbers go up!

    I'll be serving tonight at Target: Dayton. I wish everyone could find their ministry. It's so easy to help someone in need.

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  5. Lily, I so agree with you. We might not all do alot, but if each of us finds one way to help...it's wonderful.

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  6. What special cloths these are! And with a bar of soap......heavenly!!

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  7. I really like these, they are so beautiful and cheery.

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