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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.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Daisy Afghan is Done

This afghan, Daisies is in the wash machine being laundered (as all afghans should be), as we speak.  This isn't the best picture, but was taken while at the hotel recently while I was out of town.  If you read the blog regularly you no doubt read where I tried to post pictures with my ipad and had troubles.  And while, I did finally figure out how to.......it takes time and so took this picture the old fashion way, with my camera and waited til we returned home to load to the computer.  (see below for info on posting pictures using an ipad...once I learn something, love to spread the wealth).

This afghan traveled with me and was in the works while traveling through Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina on our trip down.  All the squares were edged and once we arrived in South Carolina (by the way there will eventually be losts of posts on my travel blog, if you want to travel without packing...click here), I was able to lay it out and begin piecing it together.  Finished it just prior to our departure.  Without being laundered and blocked it measures 59 x 71.

Yes, I know some people say you can't block acrylic yarn...I would disagree and always launder and block all afghans.  Why?

  • All yarn gets dirty, gets dusty while sitting on the shelves in the stores
  • Get's dirty from the oils in our hands while we're crafting an item
  • Picks up household odors, like pets and cooking)
  • Get's rid of most of the hairs yarn picks up, both yours and your pets.  And in the case of something like this with squares from various households, more hair and odors exists.
  • Gives the yarn a chance to rest, like letting meat sit awhile after cooking.  Letting the yarn rest, gives a much more finished and professional look to the item.
  • Grows the item, yes this will measure several inches larger and lay more flat once laundered.  All items do, but again with an item made from several different hands, different sized hooks, and different gauges is absolutely essential.
  • It softens the item.  We all know how stiff and scratchy many acrylic yarns can be.
**so please folks always launder your afghans before mailing to be donated**

2014 Donations:
Hats: 6+4=10
Scarves: 8
Socks: 4
Afghans: 6+1=7
Slippers: 7
Rain Ponchos: 
Mitten:
Cotton Washcloths: 13
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts etc. : 
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, hand-warmers, cowls/gators/neckwarners and all meal prep related items, Dolls, associated items, stuffed/crocheted/knitted toys... etc aren't tabulated

**What I learned about using your ipad to blog, and add pictures?  You can not load a picture directly from your ipad to your blog, even if you've actually taken the photo with your ipad.  You must load from your ipad to a photo storage site, like photobucket, snapfish and the like.  Then you select the url of the picture to post in your blog post which takes people to your storage site and your photo album...OR (and this is the better option), you select the html code of the picture and imbed it into your blog post.**

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. Wonderful Afghan Sandy! Anybody would be so proud to have this one in their home! Plus so cozy to cuddle up under! GREAT JOB!! Keep your hook flying!

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  2. This is a beauty Sandy. Lucky family will receive this touch of spring for their home. Love the colors even more now that it is sewn together. GOOD JOB.

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  3. Daisy is so nice! It will be very nice for someone to have, in this still very cold & snowy weather we are having. Glad you made it home safe, Sandy

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  4. Awesome afghan, Sandy! You are one talented lady. And there will be one more lucky family in Ohio.

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  5. Our weather is erratic here.going from the 80s down to the 30s. When it gets cold here in a southern state I think about the homeless in Ohio. Wish I could blow some of our warm weather up there.

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  6. Thank you Sally, Marj, SSeger, Dorothy, and Diana for your visits and sweet comments. Also appreciate your well wishes on my safe travels. Diana, I wish you could blow some warmth up this direction also.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful, Sandy. Great job!

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  8. Very nice. You have an eye for color.

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