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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Funky Fall Afghan Needs a Bath

Funky Fall is in need of the final tail being tucked in and then it can get a bath.  LOL, Remember all ghans need to be laundered and blocked, it really finishes them, makes them softer, and removes all the dander, oils, hair, dust etc that settles on yarn while in the stores, in our stash, and during the time we work on our projects.  Really this is true of almost everything we make, but a ghan probably the most because it tends to take longer to make and therefore has more time to pick up dust, odors, dander etc.  Hats and scarves really do well in the laundry too.  It's easy to do a whole load at one time if you have a large box of something you've completed.  Though more directions say dryer normal heat I dry items on LOW only, and ghans I lay out to block.  No, I'm not saying I launder everthing you all send, I never get done; but do encourage you to think about how old the yarn is you're using for items and whether or not it should be laundered when completed.

If you've not been here lately, please scroll back and read the last 2 posts, one is about a must read book for all of us involved with helping The Homeless, and one is about Blog Blitz.  Both are worth your time to read and share something dear to us all.

In a few days, we'll switch our focus from kids to Men.  March and April will focus on Men.  Hats, scarves, slippers, mittens for men; as well as store bought socks for men, and personal care items (and cotton knit or crochet washcloths).  Please check the working calendar, and the individual tabs across the top of the blog 

2014 Donations:
Hats: 108
Scarves:58
Socks: 6
Afghans: 8+1=9
Slippers: 14
Rain Ponchos: 
Mitten: 7
Cotton Washcloths: 56
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts etc. : 
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, hand-warmers, cowls/gators/neckwarmers and all meal prep related items, Dolls, associated items, stuffed/crocheted/knitted toys... 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.

4 comments:

  1. Funky Fall is a beauty. Loved the colors when we were just looking at the squares a few weeks ago.Always have loved turq, and mixed with the orange it is really a show stopper.Someone is going to love this. I would love this this morning, sitting here again with my Packer Sweatershirt on with the hood up House is warm, I am not. 5 below in Minnesota this morning. March is a week away. Oh Dear! My garden is calling me from under 3 feet of snow! I digress! THIS IS A LOVELY AFGHAN. GOOD JOB!

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  2. I have been loving watching the progress on this one Sandy! GREAT JOB! Some family will be very lucky to receive it. Thanks so much also for the timely reminders on laundering....very important! Thanks SO MUCH for using your time and talent to help the homeless and working poor! You are a hero to so many.......including me!!

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  3. Very nice afghan Sandy. It will sure keep someone warm in this cold we are having.

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  4. Thanks ladies for your visits and sweet comments. Garden.......oh doesn't that sound awesome Marj to be outside playing in the dirt.....we'll keep hoping and wishing.

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