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Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

Monday, November 22, 2010

More then Mitten Dancing Here

mittens and scarvesThank you Ruth! Beautiful work, lovely colors and a nice selection of sizes. Ruth is another new pair of helping hands, and we're thrilled to have her join us in helping the cause. She's warmed homeless here with 5 scarves, 5 pairs of mittens, and 5 matching mitten and scarf sets! All crocheted. Whew....her hook must have been smoking. lol
crocheted scarfWanted to show you a close up of the yellow scarf so you could see her pretty detail in the pattern. The mint green set is the same pattern.
crocheted mittens for homelessHere's a close up a pair of mittens. She used several patterns here; though the basis for all was Bev's Marvelous Mittens. I'm not a fan of doing back stitch singles so have only used that pattern once myself; but in some of Ruth's mittens she altered that pattern and used dc instead of sc. I think if you click on above picture you can see that in the green pair. DC's go faster then sc and seem less hard on the arthritis to my way of thinking. She also altered the sizing a bit. She extended the cuff from where is says 6 stitches to 11, and used hdc. She also moved the thumb up for 4 stitches by chaining 18 instead of 14. Where the pattern called for sl. st. she used sc.

Thank you Ruth for your thoughtful donation, and for sharing your twist on a mitten pattern!

Scarves 286+10=296
Hats 508
Mittens 66+10=76
Ghans 5

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!


  1. Hi Ruth and welcome to our group.Ilove all your donated items especially the yellow scarf.Keep up the excellent work.

  2. Agree with you Jean, I too love the design she used on the yellow and mint green scarf, very pretty.

  3. Beautiful. Looks like maybe a crossed stitch. Love the look of all the scarves. Although green is not usually my color of choice, there are some shades I really like and the mint green is one. Very pretty.


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