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Goal: 36
Start: #19
Current: 20

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Afghan for Homeless Families

Here's Mint Chocolate Chip .  The colors look a bit faded due probably to the sunlight coming in.  Wanted you to see this blocking process.  Sometimes folks say acyrlic yarn can't be blocked.  They're wrong.  It can.  Sometimes easily with just a few tugs here and there if you're working on smoothing an edge for instants.  Somtimes ghans need more then others and more time in the blocking process...just depends on stitches and tension when putting them together, how many different hands and stitches were involved etc.  This did need substantial blocking with pinning and wetting it a 2nd time.  But, I wanted to show you how well it works.
Here it is all nice and dried, with pins removed.  Turned out beautiful, didn't it.  And look at the difference in the colors?  Different times of the day I think too played into it being a more true picture.  This is a bit more true to coloring, though the green is a bit more minty then I'm seeing in this picture.  The browns and greens look really nice together.  These squares were donated by our good fiend AnneMarie

Remember?  And put together for us by another good friend, Sherry K.  Many thanks ladies!

By the time you read this post, this afghan is probably already in use.  Delivery was made prioviosly while this post was  in que.  Keep up the good work folks!

Please avoid the use of white, off-white, beige's as they show the dirt too easily.  Remember our folks don't have easy access to doing laundry.
Please remember visiting and commenting here on the blog is helpful.  It helps our blog placement, which in turns makes it easier to find other helping hands....that means more people we can help.  So, please visit frequently spend some time and leave comments.  We all enjoy seeing each others work.  We all enjoy the supportive comments on our labors.  You do not need to be a blogger to leave a comment.  You do not need to give your last name, so there's no security situation.  It's quick and easy and helpful.  Click the work comment, type your comment in the white box and click the drop down that says name and url...if you don't have a blog leave that space empty.  If you like, leave your facebook profile url there.  Then click ok or publish and bingo....you're done.

2013 Donation Totals:
Hats:  267
Scarves: 224
Afghans: 5+1=6
Slippers: 81
Rain Ponchos:2
Mittens: 20
Cotton Wash Clothes: 152
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's: 4
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, handwarmers, cowls/gators and all meal prep related items, etc aren't tabulated

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.


  1. marj in minnesotaMarch 21, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    LOVELY JOB LADIES. I love seeing all the talent in this group. Something i am not capable of but love to see. I have hope:-))) Very nice jOb.
    Someone is loving this.

  2. I would have loved to see this in person, on the computer it is stunning but I am sure it was even more lovely in person! Great Job Ladies!

  3. Absolutely beautiful. Great job ladies.

  4. Yes, acrylic can be blocked. I don't generally do it as I don't have the space, but it would certainly help some items to be blocked.

  5. I love this afghan! Mint chocolate chip is a perfect name.

  6. This is awesome. Someone will be very happy to receive it.

  7. Love Mint Chocolate Chip! So very pretty. That will be loved by someone. Great job.

  8. Thank you Marj, Tristi, Wendy, Sandie, Yvonne, and SSeger for your visits and nice comments. Appreciate your wonderful support. I'm sure someone is cuddled up in right now...another cold day here. Was only 17 yesterday morning and the high was only 28....brrrrrrrr

  9. Thanks for all the comments. I am sure Annemarie appreciates them also. I love this joint effort of putting the afghans together.

  10. The mint chocolate chip afghan~ well done~it's beautiful and also make me hungry for my favorite chocolate/mint cookies.

  11. Sarah from VermontMarch 22, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Gorgeous! I love it! :-)

  12. Superb. It certainly does look good enough to eat!


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