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Friday, June 3, 2011

Help from the state of Louisiana

crocheted scarfLong time supporter, and awesome crocheter, Sandie has crocheted and donated another awesome scarf for the homeless in need here in Ohio. Thank you much! Sandie's work is always very nice and I admire her long term dedication not to just this worthy cause; but others too.

This came during our May focus on scarves, so how perfect is that!

As you may already know, this is now June and we're focusing this month on cotton washcloths. Knitted and crocheted cotton washcloths for Men, Women, and Children. These cloths will be delivered to Faith Mission (both sides Nancy Place for the women and children, and the mens night by night shelter side), as well as our Men under The Bridges.

Interesting to note how our timing happens to match well with a request for washcloths and personal care items from Faith Mission. Just 2 days ago I received a notice on facebook that Faith Mission was extremely low and in need of personal care items.

June is a perfect time for these needed small projects, so please toss your hooks and or needles into your purse and or briefcase so you can do a row here and there. Please consider helping us spread the word by blogging about the need, talking to your friends-neighbors and family. Post on Rav forums, Facebook, and Tweet.

100% Cotton or a nice cotton blend; but please refrain from acrylic only. Thank you for all the work and support you all provide.

2011
Scarves 202+1=203
Hats
359
Mittens (gloves) 104
Socks 75
Slippers 41
Ghans 29 (2 went to Pine Street Earlier)

Squares 241
Sweaters 5
Ponchos 43
Cotton Washcloths 7

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. YOU truly DO make a difference. THANK YOU!

14 comments:

  1. Sandie - that looks like a nice warm stitch you used - sure to keep someone warm! And the size looks good too - wide enough to cover nose and mouth and long enough to wrap around twice if needed. I'm wondering how someone in Louisiana knows whats what in a winter scarf?! Cause you seem to have nailed the key criteria!

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  2. Sandy - regarding the June focus. Would you accept some limited toiletries to go with the washcloths? I was @ Dollar Tree the other day and went ahead and got 4 bars of soap, 4 antipersparent/deodorants and 4 toothbrushes. I plan on making 4 washcloths, but you guessed that already right? and I thought I would add the aforementioned. Then I got to thinking that perhaps I ought to clear with you. Any problems with me sending it? If you prefer I not do that, just let me know - we'll find somewhere for it and go ahead and send the facecloths.

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  3. Nice scarf -- and my fav color, too. I just posted 8 hats today, Sandy (with a tracer sticker.) The box is marked FRAGILE -- but it's not, of course -- maybe it won't arrive squashed this time. Any tips on more economical mailing anyone?
    Sandie in H O T Florida

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  4. pmsflowerlady, please do send those items...I buy them often to go with donations as it's something needed whenever. I save all my little items from hotels too when we travel and have throughout the 3 years sent them with our donations. This is the first time I've asked for washcloths, though some of crafty folks have sent them off and on.

    Sandie in Fl, given the record of your post office, I'm lovin your fragile sticker! I think mailing in big pouches, those paper ones or the plastic ones are cheaper then boxes. You can get quite a bit in there too. When I use the paper ones I put the items inside in ziplock bags.

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  5. Pretty, warm looking scarf. What's a good rule for length and width or is it somewhat of a personal preference? I'm never quite sure if my scarves are long enough although I aim for around 60 inches for adults. Thanks for any input.

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  6. When I'm making them for men I'm often close to 68 inches and about 7-8 inches wide. For women I think anywhere around 60 is good, some less...not everyone is tall. I generally go with 5-6 wide for women; but sometimes it depends on the yarn. If I feel like the scarves are small when I divide up and label the donations I put them in the kids pile, so nothing is wrong.

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  7. Sandie, what a great scarf! Looks so warm and cozy. Keep that hook flying!

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  8. Thanks Sandy. I will try to make some a little longer for the men.

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  9. Thanks Yvonne, but remember they is no set rule. People come in all different sizes.

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  10. The scarf color is beautiful! I'm working on some cotton washcloths. I'll try to get them in the mail soon.

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  11. Fabulous Harvest Hill, much appreciated

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  12. A great warm and colorful scarf from Sandie. I know it will be greatly appreciated by whoever receives it.

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  13. Right you are Bunny. Our good friend Sandie had a boo boo recently and couldn't crochet which is not good. But, she's on the mend, I saw a facebook post where she indicated she was able to crochet while watching TV the other day.

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  14. Thanks for all the kind words. The scarf measured 7" x 61 1/2". I generally try to get at least 6" in width and 60" in length. It partially depends on how much yarn I have to play with. There are some short men too, Sandy. ;-) Some men also prefer a shorter scarf so it doesn't get in their way when they're doing stuff. Don't know how the homeless feel though. They might like that double wrap for warmth.

    As to what we in Louisiana know about scarves, well you are right. It is cold enough for a scarf for just a short while here generally, though this past winter was a bit harsh. However, we travel to colder climates so we still have to be in the know, besides donating to worthy causes like this. I personally own quite a number of scarves.

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