Sunday, September 14, 2014
Hats for Homeless and those in Need
This link takes you to the HAT tab with necessary information about sizing, colors, fibers. There's important information about what not to do, as well as what is necessary in order for our hats to meet the needs of those we serve. PLEASE read, even if you've been donating here on Bridge and Beyond in the past. There are a couple of tried and true patterns that you can choose from. Happy to add other patterns if you have one you feel others would benefit from having, please contact me...use either the contact form or leave a comment. Sadly, I had to remove my email from the blog as I got hacked and needed to clean up the email, change passwords etc. All these years, never had that happen and so have removed the email from this blog.
We're focusing this month on KIDS, seems appropriate since they're now back in school. Where or where did the summer go? We've had plenty of cool nights already and the kids will be in need as they wait for school buses, as their transported from shelters to schools, and as they play on the playgrounds.
Thank you Cheryl S. for this thoughtful donation of hats and mittens.
Please remember folks, open lacy stitches aren't warm, and tend not to hold up well in the cold wet weather here in Ohio. Stitches should be close together, please avoid using stitches your fingers can easily poke through and or you can see through. Broom stick lace, mile a minute type patterns etc don't meet the needs of those we serve.
*Folks please remember not to knot and cut with knitted or crocheted items. Knots are always the weakest link in any garment or project. Always leave tails when changing colors or adding yarn and work in your tails to avoid un-raveling.**
Rain Ponchos: 55
Mittens & Gloves: 63+1=64
Cotton Washcloths: 217
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, and Shrugs etc. 13
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers/fingerless gloves and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care item
Reminder to everyone to please avoid using pastels, white, and beige. Dark colors are best for men, women, and children. Dark colors work for everyone and help with not showing the dirt as easily
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.
Where are You and Your Yarn From?
Additionally, we've had help from Scotland, England, Germany Puerto Rico, Canada, and France! They don't appear on the map, but their help is still greatly appreciated.
Where The People Who Donate Come From, is your state represented?
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