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Goal: 36
Start: #19
Current: 20

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Navajo Afghan

Took this picture sometime back when this afghan was first designed.  It's made from donations of (scarves)/strips that were too small to be scarves.  The colors are a bit off in the picture due to winter lighting on a cloudy day here in central Ohio where the winter gray is sooooooo prevalent.  I named this afghan Navajo, as both my DD and I thought it had the look of a Navajo blanket.

It traveled with me on my recent trip to Hilton Head (the reason no posts in the last couple of weeks here on Bridge and Beyond), as one of 3 afghans I worked on.  Happy to say it's now completed.

And the lighting there, as you can see, is much better than the dull gray of Central Ohio.  LOL  YOu might notice a few changes as to placement of the stripes and the final gray one above was not used, as it just didn't fit-size wise.  No doubt it will be used on down the road in something else.  I did end up edging and joining this ghan in gray as I previously thought I would.  I even managed to launder and block it there in Hilton Head....it's laid out here in a nice out of the way spot at the condo to allow it to dry.  It's a bit smaller than some of the ghans, but will still work nicely as a lap throw for an adult and or bed size for a youth.

I have quite a bit of catching up to do with opening boxes (delayed due to the wkend and then holiday on my return), so please stay tuned for donations from: Frances M from New Jersey, Diane L from California, Ruth A from Virginia, Emily K from Nebraska, Barbara F from NY, and AnneMarie from NY; as well as other ghans I worked on while away.

I'm going to try something a little different with keeping our stats.  I'm listing our end numbers from 2015 and will subtract our current number as means of keeping our goal in front of us.  I'll show the goal number in Red.  Let's strive not just to match last years numbers, but.........work towards even more.  Thank you for all you do.  As time goes on, we won't see the year end numbers, we'll see the previous goal and subtract the new donation from it.  Hopefully we'll find this helpful and not too cumbersome...if so, we'll return to our previous format.

Hats:  394
Scarves: 179
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 110
Slippers: 104
Rain Poncho's:  105
Cotton Washcloths: 444
Afghans: 21 - 1 = 20
Socks: 201
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:  11
Shawls and shrugs 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

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.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Barbara, both for the visit and kind comment.

  2. Very pretty. It looks so warm. It will be loved. I am looking forward to see all goodies that came in the mail.

    1. Thanks Sue for your supportive visits, you're awesome. Appreciate the sweet comments also.

  3. What a clever way to use those strips! Looks great too!

    1. Thanks Sandie for the visit and comment, both are appreciated.


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