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GOAL FOR AFGHANS

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Goal: 30
Start: #11
Current: 15
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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Hats, and Cotton Washcloths Help the Homeless

Thank you Laura E for this thoughtful donation of knitted goodies.  Laura has included hats, cotton washcloths, and a matching hat and scarf set (see upper left corner, they are tied nicely together).

Special thanks Laura for tagging your hats with size, that helps everyone out and saves tremendous time for the many volunteers that work at the shelter.  That in turn get's items into the hands of those in need quicker.

The cotton washcloths of course have many purposes and are always well received.  You've got a nice variety of colors.  I'm partial to the one in the middle on the right hand side that has the orangey and green combination.  Pretty colors.

As always keep up the good work and know you've made an important difference in the lives of many in need.


**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Scarves for the Homeless


Thank you Sandie P for this nice donation of fun colored crocheted scarves.  The ladies will like them I'm sure.  Hey folks, please click to enlarge so you can see the fun textures Sandie got with her variety of stitches.  Lots of interest.  AND check out the matching hat and scarf with the textures!!

The scarves are large enough to wrap up in which will make folks warmer, YIPPEE!!  Trying to decide which color combination I like best, and I think it might be the one on the far left...the gray and turquoise mix.  

AND the two nice solid colors, dark burgundy and green will be perfect for the men folk.

Many thanks Sandie P for your long time support of Bridge and Beyond.  Stay safe, I've been seeing how Covid has really taken hold in your state of Louisiana.  Stay in and keep your yarn company, lol; and of course your hook busy.

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Thank you AnneMarie D from New York for this awesome donation.   I think there will be lots of happy feet in the near future.  Seriously, look at this...48 pairs of socks!  How nice is that!  AND look at all the wonderful hats, lots of different sizes, something to fit every head size.  A couple of different hat styles.  Please click to enlarge the picture so you can see what I'm talking about.  AND, every hat is nicely tagged with the size.   Lots of ice darker colors...PERFECT!
AND look at these cute soap pouches!  Aside from being colorful, what a clever idea.  If you can't read the card that is attached, it's S.A.C.K.  soapsack.com The card says each sack is made by a volunteer and comes with soap.  You can use the sack as a washcloth.  It's tell them it's made from cotton and is therefore oft.    I think this would make for a cute gift idea as well, though it's intent is to aid those in shelters.  She's also included crocheted cotton washcloths.

The webpage has patterns for both knitting or crocheting the sacks for the soap.

Many thanks AnneMarie for this thoughtful and generous donation.  Please keep up the good work.

**Folks I'm counting the sacks/pouches as a washcloth so these 20 sacks and the 6 cloths are being counting as 26**


**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Cotton Washcloths for the Homeless

Thank you Saralee W, our newest pair of helping hands for this thoughtful donation.  Look at all the fun colors in these cotton washcloths, some knitted, and some crocheted.  There are a few variegated cloths in colors I've not seen before.  It's fun to see new mixtures.  Think my favorite is the multi-colored with orange, turquoise, and green in the lower right corner.  I don't think I've seen that variegated before.  

Please click to enlarge the picture so you can see the details.  Some of these are "granny's favorite" corner to corner pattern, but there are a couple of other deigns as well.  Please check them out.

Welcome to the Group, Saralee.  We hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond.  Please keep up the good work.

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Donation from Florida Aids Ohio's Homeless

This is the continuation of our good Friend, Sandra R from Florida's donation.  If you missed the afghans, please scroll to the previous post.  You can see Sandra has been very very busy with her crochet hook, and knitting needles.  She's crocheted 3 scarves, 8 super soft and warm knitted hats, and knitted cotton washcloths (see both pictures).  She's included personal care items in her donation and a carry tote to aid the homeless containing their goods.
The cotton washcloths are knitted in the always popular granny's favorite design, knitted corner to corner, and they are colors that work well for men or women.  Well done, Sandra.

I've found a work around for the problem of not being able to edit the graphs.  It's a bit cumbersome, but at least I can get our counts.  If the problem continues, I may have to nix it and go back to the old way of typing it in the side bar.  Fingers crossed that's it's just a temporary gliche.  Will keep you posted on that.  AND speaking of that, take a look at the graph for scarves...with this donation, we've just inched over the 50% mark!  Awesome folks!!

As always Sandra, please keep up the good work and know it really matters to many.


**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Crocheted Afghans Provide Warmth and Love to those in Need

I've been MIA for a while here on Bridge and Beyond.  My Father was going down hill.  He was 95 and living in an Assisted Living Center.  Like many of you, Covid kept us from being able to visit for over a year.  Thankfully the employees set up Facetime visits for family members of residents.   He ended up in Hospice and we were allowed to visit.  Things continued to go downhill until he passed.  We're still working through things that all families do with arrangements after a family member passes.  It was blessing, he had a long full life.  I just felt the need to explain why I've been MIA here.

AND now onto these wonderful afghans, crocheted by our good friend, and long time supporter, Sandra R from sunny Florida.  Where I hope she's staying safe, as Covid there has become very very bad.  Higher numbers than throughout the Pandemic.  Staying safely inside and crocheting sounds like a good way to avoid the Virus.  AND it certainly looks like that's what Sandra has been doing.

This first afghan is tan and blue, though the color in the pictures almost makes it look like there's lavender included.  She's used, what I believe is Tunisian Crochet, and join as you go method?  It's nice and large and warm and will be well received.  The colors are suitable for a man or a woman  
This 2nd afghan burgundy, blue and white and the always popular ripple style made with double crochet stitches I believe from looking at it.  So nicely made and again suitable, colorwise for a man or woman.  
Don't go away........there's more.   Another Tunisian Crochet, join as you go afghan, except the size of the squares are larger in this pattern.  Stick around and keep scrolling down
Yes.....I do believe she's staying safe inside with all this  crocheting she's managed to do.  Here's a fourth afghan, another ripple style afghan made with double crochet stitches .  I LOVE this color combination.  Purple, Gray and White.

These 4 afghans will make 4 people/4 families very happy indeed.  Thank you for your long time support Sandra and your gifted hands and big heart.  Your always so generous.  

Keep up the good work, (and folks do come back...because she had other things in her large box.  I'll be showing you more in the next blog post.

***For record Keeping I'm adding that these 4 afghans added to the 11 we've already donated makes 15 which is 50% of our goal of 30.  Not sure what the problem is, but am unable to update my graphs.  Will keep trying in the days to come.  This has never happened before, but there is no longer an edit option for me to do the update.***


**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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.

Where are You and Your Yarn From?

I'm trying to identify where everyone is from, partially for fun. Take a look at the map. Also, believe it will aid me in cases where we have several people with the same name. Please look at the lists of bloggers and non bloggers and see if I have the state you hail from. If not, please leave a comment and let me know.

Additionally, we've had help from Scotland, England, Germany Puerto Rico, Canada, and France! They don't appear on the map, but their help is still greatly appreciated.

Where The People Who Donate Come From, is your state represented?