Mission Statement

Operations for Bridge and Beyond will cease on Dec 31, 2021, last mailing date should be Dec 24th


Goal: 30
Start: #24
Current: 26

Friday, April 18, 2014

Poncho's Keep Homeless Warm

 As promised here's the remainder of Laura J's donation...if you missed it, please scroll back 2 posts.  Was in the middle of photographing and counting her awesome donation when the camera's battery died.  It's the type that has a special battery so had to plug it in and wait to finish up.  Here are 3 more of her awesome knitted poncho's.  She's used the garter stitch and Lion Brand Homespun yarn...they are truly lovely and very soft.  Got the one spread out so you can see the opening.  Laura, I would love to post this pattern here on the blog...can you share what pattern you used?  I love the way it's made.  What a great idea, poncho's fit a variety of sizes so this could be a really good item for keeping people warm.
Such a pretty purple scarf, basket weave stitch?  And the remainder of her hats all nicely tagged with size.  Again our thanks Laura for joining the group and your thoughtful donation.

I added her items in the first post so no change in the math/numbers below folks.

I hope you all took time to read and comment on yesterday's post...it's quite interesting.

2014 Donations:
Hats: 374
Scarves: 243
Socks: 49
Afghans: 11
Slippers: 39
Rain Ponchos: 5
Mitten: 16
Cotton Washcloths: 130
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, and Shrugs etc. : 8
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care items

**edited to add link to the pattern Laura used, a free one listed on Lion Brand's website, click HERE, called Pretty Poncho.  The picture shows it with a hood, she simply left the hood off.  

Our Mission is handmade, not store bought except for socks.  Handmade provides not only warmth, but provides the individual with added hope when they realize someone took time to make something special........just for them.

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 comment:

  1. Oh, I do like the poncho idea. Yes Laura, we do need that pattern. I also like the basket weave scarf. So very pretty. Thank you for the wonderful donation Laura. Many more people are warmer because of this donation.


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