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Saturday, June 29, 2013

This Time Last Year


The daises are blooming like mad right now in my yard.  Some have gotten so full and big and heavy they're flopping over.  Need to tie them up; but aren't they beautiful?  I love pretty flowers and daisies make me smile.  Hope they do you too.

Wanted to let you all know how we're doing, where we were at this time last year.  Thought you find it perhaps inspiring to keep those hooks and needles flying through out the summer.  Also thought it might help you decide what you wanted to make.

As of today, June 29th here's where we are:
 
ITEM NOW LAST YEAR PLUS/MINUS
Hats 388 451 -63
Scarves 314 252 +62
Socks 224 116 +108
Afghans 31 23 +8
Slippers 153 82 +71
Rain Ponchos 203 198 +5
Mittens 77 252 -175
Cotton Cloths 445 369 +76
 
You can see from the chart the only items we've knitted, crocheted and donated less of todate are Hats and Mittens.  I'm pleased to see, and hope you are too that we've knitted, crocheted and donated more of all other items!!  Awesome work folks, Thank You.



How fitting is it that we're moving from June to July's focus...and you guessed it the focus is mittens!  Mittens will be the focus for the next 2 months July and in August we'll double up with the focus being has and mittens.  Some time back we lost a page here when blogger was having some issues.  Sadly, that means we lost all our good information and patterns for mittens.  Please let me know what patterns you all use.  Currently we have only one pattern posted, a crochet one that is basic double crochets.  We need some reliable patterns to post folks.  Does anyone have a 2 needle knitted pattern they can share?

Things to remember when making mittens....no white, in fact avoid all light colors.  Mittens get dirty.  Mittens must be paired and tagged with size.  No open stitches, even with double crochet they're can be sometimes too much openness if you're not one that crochets tightly.  Please consider dropping down a hook size if you have loose tension so the mitt will be warmer. 



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.

8 comments:

  1. marj in minnesotaJune 29, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    SHASTA DAISIES how beautifUL.I lost my garden to the tornado two years ago, but now have a two year old garden back where the shed used to be, also taken by the tornado, not a bad thing.:+) I have a couple of shastas back there that are doing well this year, along with alot of black eyed susans and cone flowers.They do make me smile.Gods handiwork! *** Thanks for the update.

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  2. Thanks for the beautiful photo of your lovely daisies! I needed that......all it has been doing here is raining and it looks like more rain for today. So your photo cheered me right up as did your graph! My we are doing grrrreat! Thanks EVERYONE! As for myself I am trying to fill a big ( to me) box and when full it will hold mostly hats and mittens. My favorite things to make! Then I will ship it off to you Sandy. But this box just seems to be never ending right now. Hope everyone has a delightful day!

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  3. Daisies make me smile too. Great photo, Sandy.

    Thanks for the update. Are there particular items, regardless of numbers from this year vs. last, that are more needed than others? Or is there a constant need for everything?

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  4. Thanks for the visits, Marj, Sally and Sue, much appreciated.

    Sorry you lost your garden from Tornado Marj, glad you've got one again...yes right you are God's handiwork.

    Great work Sally, look forward to when you're box is full.

    Sue, there's pretty much a constant need for everything.

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  5. Love the Daisy picture. I sure need to get my hat finished for you. Glad you posted the different totals. It was interesting to read the different amounts.

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  6. I have about 5 items to send to you but I do not have money for postage now.

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  7. Thanks SSeger and Niki for the visits, much appreciated. The need continues ladies send items when you can, no need to feel pressed.

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  8. Will get to work on some mittens and maybe some more hats!!! Thanks for the update!

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