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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Donating Creative and Caring Crochet

 This is what I call really creative crocheting!  Thank you Paulette.  This looks like such an awesome idea, and something we might be able to be really successful with.  Mittens as you all know is one of the items we receive the least amount of......they are hard to make for many of us.  Awhile back our good friend RoseMarie wrote a crochet pattern for wrist warmers/finger less gloves etc.  (I know, I did that whole history of what they were called and already have forgotten, lol), fingerless gloves are certainly better then none, but definitely not as warm as a real pair of gloves or mittens.  Paulette J....you're awesome!  Seriously YOU ROCK!  She's made a bunch of fingerless gloves......and paired them with a pair of gloves.  Most of them are those lightweight stretchy gloves that fit a variety of hand sizes.  I often wear them because they're far less expensive then sized heavy gloves.  By themselves they're not as warm, but pair them with the fingerless and you've got a real double punch.  Plus.......they can be worn either way, if someone needs to have their fingers out.

 I'm trying to demo them for you.  Left hand has the black glove on, beneath it is the paired glove and fingerless glove

Here I am modeling the paired duo.  I couldn't take the photo all at once, lol

 Paulette has been very busy and very generous...awesome warm slipper socks, all nicely tagged with size!
Look at the variety of colors and sizes folks.  This is great, lots of warm feet.  Her slipper socks are I think double thickness because they feel nice and cushy and warm!

Keep up the good work Paulette, and many thanks for coming up with that idea!  What pattern are you using for your fingerless part?  Is it the one we have posted here on the blog?


2015 Donations:
Hats: 101
Scarves:31
Mittens: 27+15=42
Slippers: 20+27=47
Rain Poncho's: 3
Cotton Washcloths:53
Afghans:2
Socks: 47
Fingerless gloves/wrist warmers:
Cowls/Infinity scarves: 11
Shawls: 1 (just realized it wasn't listed, don't think I missed any?)
Misc: personal care items and anything not listed above

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.

12 comments:

  1. How perfect Paulette. Your socks are great. they must be hard to do...At least for a crocheter like me. They are beautiful by the way. Wonderful warm slippers. Love your fingerless glove idea. I have been wearing those all winter here. They are very warm and so much better if you need to do something that takes fingers:+)Thought I was wearing my own idea, should have known someone else was doing the same thing. 2 minds with a single thought..God bless the homeless and God bless all the good folks trying to help out. marj in minnesota/ heading for 56 degrees today

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    1. Thanks for popping in Marj, you're still ahead of us on temps, though we did hit 50 today! Soooooooo exciting. Doubt it will last, but for the time being...it's wonderful

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  2. Paulette, good job on your donation. Love the colors you picked.Be careful of crochet pain don't do too much at one time and take at least a 10 minute break then go back to it.Very nice job Paulette. Rosemarie.

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    1. Good advice Rosemarie. I find the crocheting bothers me then it used too also. A break is a good idea. Thanks for popping in.

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  3. Paulette you have sent a great donation. You've gone over and above your call of duty. Thank you for helping the central Ohio area.

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  4. My goodness Paulette! Your hook has been so very busy! The donation is so wonderful!
    It's to be 51 today here in MI. But I know that we will still be having cold weather yet. Still working on some donations as things will still be needed for the cold.

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    1. Right you are, and thanks for supporting each other!

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  5. You are right. Mittens and socks are not something I really do. I have made a few fingerless gloves though so this would be something to try, combining them with actual gloves. That is a great idea! Good job Paulette.

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    1. I about did a faceplant when I saw how cleaver her idea was...wondered why I never thought of it. Thanks for the visit Sandie

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  6. Such a wonderful idea! I wish you all the best of luck with your endeavor and will surely be visiting here again!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and support Donna, it's appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again.

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