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Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Gearing up for Those in Need

Folks, it's time to gear up.  Get your knitting needles and crocheted hooks out of summer storage.  Fall and more is truly upon us.  We've actually had snow already......even before the kids go out trick or treating!  That's not a good sign.  I fear we're in for a colder winter then normal, seems we're starting way too early with the below normal temperatures and ........like I said we've already had snow.

Things that are important to remember as we gear up:

  • Remember items need to be warm, no holes, no open stitches.  Avoid stitches like v stitches with crochet.  How do you know if your stitches are too open?  If you can put your fingers through it...it's too open.  Select a smaller hook and or different stitch.  Holes and open stitches make the scarves, hats etc not as warm as they need to be.  Avoid stitches like granny stitches for scarves and hats and other similar stitches.
  • Remember pastels colors get dirty, people don't have the ease of a washing machine; so please avoid pastels, ivory, white and tan.
  • Please avoid wild strips, solids are truly best.  Homeless do not want to call attention to themselves.  Solids work for men, women, teen, and children; while fun stripes may only work for children.
  • Avoid all novelty yarn, suede, cotton, and wool (unless it's washable wool).
  • Please remember to add tags to ALL your hats, mittens, and slippers with the size you made. 
  • Please remember to add a note that includes your name, and your email ady.  Anonymous donations are not accepted.  You can be anonymous to the group/blog by leaving me a note with your donation; but being anonymous to me is not acceptable.
  • We do not collect items sized for babies.
  • PLEASE check the item tab so the item you make meets the requirements for color, size, and fiber.  These requirements are needed so that items made are truly what is needed.


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.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for all this good information/reminders Sandy! I am working on a second mitten in a set ( men's) then maybe I can squeeze in another set of mittens or perhaps a hat and then my box will finally be full! YEAH!!! Hopefully in the next month you will be receiving it! Keep your hooks and needles flying ladies!

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  2. Thank you Sally for the visit and comment, and for all you do, your support is awesome.

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  3. Good reminder Sandy! It's been cold here also the last few day. Had to scrape frost off the car windows Weds morning. Just finished my last baby blanket that I had to get done...now I can work on scarves again.

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  4. Box of personal items and socks ready to be boxed up and shipped next week. Hats still in the making should be ready to ship within the next month. Have also done a box of kids hats for coats for kids here in the city. So many people in need. I should have mens hats to ship by Thanksgiving.. The cold is here and doesnt seem to be letting up. Too early. Prayers to the Bridge people.

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  5. Thanks SSeger and Marj for the visits and comments. Right you are Marj, so much need. Thanks for the heads up.

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