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Goal: 36
Start: #19
Current: 20

Friday, February 19, 2016

Rusty Nail Afghan

Believe this is the last picture of Rusty Nail you saw in the works.  I had worked on this ghan in the fall while traveling with 2 girl friends to Hilton Head.  Was making good head way with it, until the holidays came upon us, work got busy, as did family needs.  So, I packed it up again with me when I headed back to Hilton Head the last couple of weeks with Dear Hubby.  
As you can, it got finished!  Yeah for another completed afghan.  I had fun with this one, as the squares and rectangles were lots of different sizes...if you count, there aren't even the same number of squares in each row.  It was like putting a puzzle together, though at times a bit tedious, I do like how it turned out.  The colors always vary a bit in pictures and believe it's true color is somewhere between how dark the first photo looks and how much lighter the 2nd one looks.  First photo, also doesn't show all 5 rows.  This ghan ended up a very nice family size and will keep several people warm.

You see it laid out drying after being laundered, and if you click you see I used a little bit of a different edge on this one.  Sometimes I like a regular straight edge, sometimes I like a little something different.

Lots of travel in this afghan, if you consider it traveled with me twice from Ohio to Hilton Head SC and back, AND think of where all the separate squares came from.  Some of these squares are knitted and some are crocheted and they came from many many different pairs of helping hands.  It's edged and joined with several different shades of orange to help bring in all the various colors.

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:  20 -1 = 19
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

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.

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. This is beautiful. You did a wonderful job coordinating the different sizes and colors!

    1. Thank you Yvonne appreciate your popping in and your o going support.

  2. Oh goodie Rusty Nail is done! It looks so nice. That is interesting to know that all the pieces have traveled many miles and will be loved by some family in Ohio.

    1. Thanks loads Sue, you're always so sweet with your comments. It is pretty cool if you think where each piece came from, wonder how many total miles.


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