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Goal: 35
Start: #6
Current: 7

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Year End Totals for 2018

Ok folks, Here's our totals for the year with the comparisons I posted last year showing totals from years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Additionally, I show what the average of those five years was....that's the number we used for our goals for the year 2018.  As you can see, we fell short in every category.  We came closest with our afghans ...which is shown in red and we got over 50% of our goal for scarves and just under 50% for Mittens (those two shown in blue,) but it may look purple on your monitor.

ITEM201320142015201620172018Prev AverageGoal %
Cotton Clothes57733445423631416838343%

I reviewed, and found I made 8 afghans for the year 2018.  If I had made just 2 more, we would have made it.  I will endeavor to pick up the pace next year and see how we fair.  I still have a fair number of pieces to put together.  Perhaps if I work on a few more of those vs knitting outright, I can make more headway towards that goal  Time will see.  The knitting bothers my arthritis less, while putting the pieces together is crocheting.  Will try to balance that out a bit.

I have already started the next afghan, a knitted ripple...so it's a start.  I will be re-adjusting averages and making new goals in the coming days so please stay tuned.  

In the meantime, please continue doing what you're doing..........knit, crochet, and loom and care for others.  You're all truly amazing people.

I would like to report our numbers were greater, but I truly understand people have medical issues and can't knit or crochet as much as they used to.  I also understand the cost of postage has increased making it more important to send less, and or donate more locally........which if you're still donating locally still means others are benefiting from your kind heart.

**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.


  1. I know it's discouraging not to meet goals but if you compare 2018 to 2017 you have 2 more afghans than last year so that is good and scarves are not that far off from last year. You are right in that people are trying to do more locally. I am doing that myself, but still try to support those who are doing good in other areas as I can. We all serve. Keep up the good work! I know you are appreciated.

    1. Thank you Sandie for your visit and thoughtful comment. Nice that you pointed out that pluses from 2017 to 2018.

  2. Every gift counts, as you know. To the one who is warmer tonight, you are a hero.
    I'm hoping to actually get something sent this year, in spite of the coming postage hike.

    1. Right you are Karla, and thanks so much for your visit and comment.


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