I am so ridiculously proud of my little crochet group. We have a few dozen members but only about 10 of us that crochet.
This year has been so challenging for so many of us, but we managed to do 60 lapghans (split between our domestic abuse shelter, senior orphans and Moffitt Cancer center; baby hats for Shaken Baby syndrome Oklahoma; hats, scarves, clothing, food and other items for our Senior Orphans.
This isn’t about crochet solely, so feel free to insert whatever your hobby is into this message.
I was at my cancer center for my 3 year checkup, all clear for another year!
I just love dealing with the people who work here. They are genuinely nice, helpful and down right courteous.
For the last couple years, I’ve made a point of stopping at the volunteer desk. I crochet and like making hats, so I inquired to see if they needed any. Up until today, they’ve always told me they had a surplus. They had maybe a dozen hats and that was it.
So I sounded the bell of need to my crochet friends. Everyone that can has stopped what they were working on to crank a couple hats out. I even joined a couple new Facebook groups just so I could pass the word; they’ve all had a few people agree to help.
I hate the thought of someone going without a hat if they need it. I can’t stop thinking about “what if I didn’t stop to ask?” even though, each year I was told they had all they needed.
My point is, it never hurts to ask. So if you have a hobby and if you’d like to share it, ask a local charity if you can help.
If we all gave a couple hats, no one would have to go without.
Woo!!! What, a month!!! The hand surgery I had in May put me out of commission until about a week ago, but I did manage to finish a few things. One in particular is another special one that they have no idea is coming.
So its 40″ x 41″, done with 16 skeins (4oz each) of “Spartans” yarn by Lion Brand and weighs roughly 6 lbs. It started as another Study of Texture from Mikey at the Crochet Crowd. I had to skip some rows because I was running out of yarn, yep even after 16 skeins!
Here are a couple lap blankie I got done before surgery. Patterns were video tutorials by Bonnie Bay Crochet.
So what have you got on your hook?
Here’s my current WIP, that I’ll take on vacay with us…its another video tutorial by Bonnie Bay Crochet.
I have just started my 6th crochet project! What, a busy month! I have found that when my anxiety is up, I crochet ALOT!
I am really into a particular designer for crochet, Bonnie Barker of Bonnie Bay Crochet. I never thought I would attempt her designs because they look so difficult. Guess what? They aren’t! Who knew! Lol if you know the 3 basic stitches (SC, DC, TDC) then you can do it. Beleive me, of I can do it, YOU CAN TOO!
Show me what you are working on…
Heres some pictures…
Charity project, lap blankie
Celtic knot baby blanket, red Big Bro blankie and Hot Pink Big Sister blankie.
Tulip stitch baby blanket with hat and little crowb headband for a premie that spent 4 months in hospital.