Thank you Lynda for your on going support of our cause, we truly appreciate you. As of the writing of this scheduled post, I can tell you I've already put to good use some of your yarn. Top left corner, the off white is being used to edge squares for an afghan...stay tuned for the final product.
And since my feet are cold, I've decided to highlight SLIPPERS for our focus item for next month, January 2013. Please check details in slipper tab at the top of the blog for necessary details regarding colors, sizing, fibers, and necessary tagging. There are also some patterns you might enjoy using. I would like to ask that people avoid using the pattern I've seen floating around alot on the net that is a basic square with a draw string. The draw string pattern isn't very useable. Let me know if you have any questions.
**What state are you from? Which list is your name on? PLEASE check, I continue to try to update all 3 lists; but some of you are still listed without the state you're from, and I REALLY need to hear from you. The 3 lists are:
- Those with blogs (listed with links in right sidebar)
- Those with links to facebook, or ravelry or other group type profiles(listed with links in right sidebar)
- Those without above (alphabetical list in tab across the top of the blog)
Hats 991+1=992 (23 more hats then we donated last year)
Scarves: 633 (162 scarves over what we donated last year)
Slippers: 146+2=148 (20 over last year)
Sweaters, Ponchos, Shawls, vests:9
Afghans: 45+6=51 (4 short of last year)
Mittens: 299 (41 more then last year)
Squares: 950 (98 more then last year)
Socks: 208 (125 less then last year)
Rain Poncho's 213 (3 less then last year)
Cotton Washcloths 568 (277 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)
**I will continue to add numbers to the years totals after Dec 31st, so all donations received by years end will be counted in the year they are received. Since each donation is a day, they will be some over flow into January. Thus year end numbers won't be finalized until then.*
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!