And this afghan titled Purple Iris are crocheted and on their way to our friend Sarah S to be assembled. This won't be the easiest of jobs, as you can see the squares aren't the same size, in fact a few in Blue Sky are rectangles and not squares; but she has graciously agreed to lend me a helping hand by putting these together. Thrilled to have some help on that score. Many thanks Sarah, we're all looking forward to seeing the end products.
**For new readers, I always name the afghans, based on what they look like. And when I get stumped some of the good folks who donate to Bridge and Beyond turn their creative juices on and help with the naming as well.
So what is crochet...well wiki says:
Crochet (English pronunciation: //; French: [kʁɔʃɛ]) is a process of creating fabric from yarn, thread, or other material strands using a crochet hook. The word is derived from the French word "crochet", meaning hook. Hooks can be made of materials such as metals, woods, or plastic and are commercially manufactured as well as produced by artisans.
Some folks get confused about crochet vs knitting. Crochet is as stated above a hook...knitting is 2 needles.
I learned to crochet when I was very young, about 7 I think from a friends Grandmother. My friend Pam's Grandmother made magical things from string...that's what it seemed like to me. I'd sit beside her and watch, and probably drove the poor woman nuts with all kinds of questions. Then one day...she handed me a red plastic crochet hook and a ball of mint green yarn and proceeded to show me how to make a dollie. I'm sure it was lovely, lol. Anyway, it's a fond memory and I was very proud of that green dollie....no clue what happened to it though. Mom probably, being a good Mother used it until I lost interest, lol
I didn't crochet anything else until years later when my husband was working and going to college. I had a lot of alone time, time on my hands and decided I needed a hobby. I think the next thing I made was
a green vest, very similar to the blue one in this old hippie pattern. In fact, I think I had this pattern book, or at very least I actually remember looking at it. Thankfully my skills have improved and what you can make with crocheting has improved. The yarn now available is 100% better then what used to be available. AND, it's very popular again, it's not just for Grandma's.
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Rain Poncho's: 53
Cotton Washcloths: 109
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted
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