Each November the local Wal-Mart hosts a couple giving trees for charitable organizations that support local kids in need as well as seniors living in the local assisted living center. Paper ornaments are hung with holiday wishes of the individuals served by the organizations. Every year I fulfill a child’s wish and purchase something from the store for them. And every year I notice a senior wishing for a warm lapghan and I think to myself, “Darn it, I don’t have time to make one.” So this year I was determined to plan ahead and make a lapghan or two in advance. This is my first and it will be donated this coming November.
While doing research for the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle series, I came across a new-to-me concept for using up small scraps called Magic Balls. I thought this was a fantastic idea. I gathered up a number of unused squares and scraps from when I designed the Patchwork Kitty Blanket and made three magic balls with the smaller scraps. Working in the left-over squares with a version of the Nighty Night Baby Blanket I was able to finish a 30″ X 36″ lapghan. Phew, that was a lot of ends to work in!!
The blanket weighs 1 pound, 3 ounces.
Total hats made in the 2015 Stash Bust Challenge to date: 9
Total bears made in the 2015 Stash Bust Challenge to date: 6
Total lapghans made in the 2015 Stash Bust Challenge to date: 1
Total weight of yarn used in the 2015 Stash Bust Challenge to date: 3 pounds, 9.25 ounces!