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Goal: 36
Start: #19
Current: 20

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Buckeye Blanket is Growing

Some headway with Buckeye Blanket here.  You can see a 3rd color, black (well almost a dark charcoal gray) has been added.  Some of the rows are single crochet, some are double crochet to mix up some texture a bit.  The variegated Buckeye yarn is interesting I think, but very course to work with and will need I think more than one round in the wash when completed to soften it up.  I'm always amazed how different yarn can feel....even when it's the same brand and weight.  The solid light gray is Red Heart WW and the variegated in Red Heart WW, but the light gray is much softer.  The dark charcoal/black.....was a dab left over for something that someone donated and is without a label so I don't know what it is, brand wise, but it too is softer than the variegated.

I like to mix things up so won't be doing the same number of rows on each side or within a color.

Hats:      192
Scarves:   113
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers:  75
Slippers: 77
Rain Poncho's:   +106
Cotton Washcloths:  316
Afghans:    12
Socks:   184
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:   8
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc 0
Misc: items like personal care, headbands etc and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted.

Please note the category of shawl, shrugs, ponchos etc has reached our little goal, same as last year of 1.........but please please please.........don't let that stop you from making more of these items.  Likewise note we've definitely reached our goal for rain poncho's.  Rain ponchos's serve many purposes so we will probably still need some....down the line, but not for awhile.

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. What a neat afghan this will be! I've also noticed how much softer things are after being washed and dried.

    1. Thanks Yvonne. I also think things just look nicer after being laundered.

  2. I too have found that Red Heart is much softer after washing. I always wash everything I make before giving the items away.

    1. I do also Sue, and sometimes more then once. Thanks for your visit.


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