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Our mission is to warm those in need through knitting, crocheting, looming and quilting. Our NEW hand made items provide hope to those living outdoors and those in temporary shelters. We provide for Men, Women, and Children in Central Ohio all year long. Specific details available by clicking item specific tabs, or the Who we Help Tab. If you have further questions, please contact me via the contact form. ALL DONATIONS MUST INCLUDE A NOTE WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS.



Goal: 36
Start: #19
Current: 20

Friday, February 10, 2017

Afghan without a Name, Traveling Stripes?

If you've been to this blog before, you probably know I name afghans I'm working on.  They generally are afghans I'm putting together with donated squares, though sometimes there are ghans I'm knitting or crocheting.  You also probably know I've been out of town for several weeks.  Usually yarn and projects is the first thing I can pack for a trip and give the most thought to.  This year, things were kinda chaotic...so a short while before leaving the house I darted to the basement and grapbed 5 large skeins of yarn I though would go together to make a ghan, and stripes seemed to be a pretty straight way to work easily in the car; as well as something that didn't require lots of counting during the trip.  So this striped ghan of blue, green, gray, pink, and goldish tan is in the works.  Some variety in texture in that I basically alternating knitting with stockinette stitch.   I'm also adding a little slip stitch color work to break up just solids stripes.

But....I've not come up with a name for this one.  Anyone have any ideas?  I would say it's about 1/3rd done.  Amazing how long even a row takes.  Cast on 167 stitches.  Miscounted actually wanted 165, but decided to leave it be rather than do that long cast on again.

Do you knit or crochet when you're in the car?  Do you take yarn and projects along on vacations?  The funny thing is, I always do; but still manage to visit the yarn shop while traveling if I can find one.  AND of course there's always some yarn that wants to come home with me.  Stay tuned for that.  I'll snap a picture to show you what adopted me on this last trip, lol.

Tell us what you're working on, and thank you all for your on going support of Bridge and Beyond.  Let's all do what we can to warm those in need.

2016 Donations:
HATS: 511
SOCKS: 135

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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. Traveling Stripes, cute name! I like to take a dishcloth/wash cloth when I travel in the car. I have taken easy garter stitch scarves, but mostly it is the cloths.

  2. Always carry yarn projects along!
    What's the name of your vehicle? I'm in a suburban right now, but usually we drive the sorento so I'd call it Sorento stripes.

    1. Explorer Stripes....does that sound weird...Stripes of Exploration? Thanks Karla and SSeger for popping in, appreciate it.


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