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Monday, December 17, 2012

Buckeye Blitz Afghan heading to Homeless Families Foundation

 This is the latest afghan assembled from your donated squares.  I named this one, Buckeye Blitz.  The red and white squares came from our good friend Anne Marie.  I edged them with 2 (dc) rows of charcoal gray, and 3 rows of black (2 rows of dc and 1 of sc), crocheted them together using black; and finished it off with 5 rows of sc.  It's a nice sized family's drying here after being laundered.  The blocking may add another half inch as I tug a bit here and there as it dries.

**Please remember to avoid open lacy stitches with your hats, scarves, mittens, slippers etc.  Question whether it's too open, too lacy?  Can you poke your fingers through easily?  If so, the answer is yes; it's too open.  Try a tighter stitch or down size your needles/hook.  We want items to be both warm and sturdy.**

Have you had a chance to read about our friend, Marie Anne's project for caring for the victims of Sandy Hook?  Please scroll back a post and read.  It's a worthy cause, I hope you can lend a hand.

Donations: 2012 

Hats 956  (13 hats from the number we donated last year)
Scarves: 595  (124 scarves over what we donated last year)
Slippers: 143 (15 over last year)
Sweaters, Ponchos, Shawls, vests:8
Afghans: 44+1=45  10 short of last years
Mittens: 299 (41 more then last year)
Squares: 871 (19 more then last year)
Socks: 196 (137 less then last year)
Rain Poncho's 213 (3 less then last year)
Cotton Washcloths 547 (256 more donated then last year)

Misc Items are not counted individually (such as personal care items, headbands, gators, yarn, wrist warmers/fingerless gloves, face-masks, neck warmers, t-shirts, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, hand and foot warmers Teddy Bears and footies etc)

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!


  1. Oh, so bright and cheerful! Some family will love to snuggle under that afghan.

  2. Absolutely cool. Great work you two!

  3. Thanks ladies for your supportive visits and comments.


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