Still working on busting out some stash…
As mentioned in my last post, things have been busy here. So busy that I was three months late with that last post. And, like many of you, late November and December are hectic for my family. In anticipation of the upcoming overload of activities, I am getting some stash busting done ASAP to see if the goal of crocheting 5 pounds of yarn for charity can be achieved before year-end.
As of June, I had crocheted 3 pounds, 12.5 ounces into hats, a blanket and bears. My current project should take a chunk out of the 5 pound goal! In September I started a blanket for donation to a local nursing home. I decided to use Beth Graham’s Inca Blocks Wrap pattern. I’m working it with (mostly) Caron Simply Soft and it is turning out pretty cozy. The pattern is easy to follow-I love the chart! My goal is to finish the crocheting this week and then work on weaving in ends this weekend.
Once the blanket is done I plan to make some beanies for donation. I’ll need to stash dive and see what I have that is on Halos of Hope’s updated yarn suggestion guide. Check it out. I also found out about another organization that collects hats for kids going through chemo therapy. The organization is the Jessie Rees Foundation and they send out Joy Jars with a beanie in each. The story behind the foundation is both heartbreaking and inspiring. I’ve got something special in mind for Joy Jar beanies, so please look for that in the next week or two.