We surpassed the goal for this year by 21! A big thank you to all who helped out.
With recent donations we are almost a third of the way to the 100 item goal. Yahoo! Keep those hats, ear warmers, headbands, scarves, mittens and gloves coming.
I’ve been going crazy working on a personal project so very little time as been spent crocheting. Last weekend was the Creativ Festival in Toronto so while I was sitting in the booth for the crochet guild I belong to I managed to whip up a couple of hats. I’m way off target for this year. C’est la vie, there’s only so many hours in a day.
I just discovered this wonderful blog A Girl and Her Yarn and she has some free hat and scarf patterns that you might wish to try.
Unfortunately it's that time of year again; time to start thinking about those who need a little help dealing with the elements as the weather changes. I've started a personal hat, headband and scarf challenge. Where has the summer gone, can you believe that it's officially fall? I'm in denial so don't expect to see a lot of activity on this thermometer until the temperature starts to take a drastic change for the worse... winter... burrrrrrrrrrr.
I was bound and determined to finish off a blanket I started a couple of months ago, ta dah, here's the latest blanket. The blanket is constructed of a series of plain granny squares assembled by using the join-at-you-go technique.
I've finally reached my goal for the year with 3.5 months left to go. Let's see how many more blankets I can make by the end of the year.
I'm now one blanket away from the goal I set for this year, hoorah! Next month I should not only meet it but topple it as I have a couple of blankets on the go. Here's the latest blanket. A community organization put a call out for textured and colourful squares that could be made into blankets for autistic children. Here's the blanket I donated.
I found another crochet along which features squares that are probably more suited to someone with intermediate crochet skills or someone up for a challenge. Interweave Crochet has started a Chain Reaction Afghan Crochet-Along! For the yarn requirements and schedule walking you through each pattern go to http://www.crochetme.com/blogs/marcy_smith/archive/2011/06/17/join-the-chain-reaction-afghan-crochet-along.aspx
To download the e-book containing all of the squares please go to http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/122447.aspx
If this never ending heat wave continues for much longer it looks like my crochet projects will put on hold or at least take a whole lot longer to complete. Yesterday, July 21st was the hottest on record, 37.9 C (or 100.22 F) and with the humidex 50 C (or 122 F). Without A/C at home it was dicey. Anyhow today it’s much better with the predicted high of 33 (91.4 F) and a humidex of 40 C (104). Heh it’s all relative. So for anyone keeping count of how I’m doing with my personal blanket and slipper challenge even though I working on a couple of blankets right now it will be a while before they are completed because it looks we face at least another week of this crazy heat. Handling anything more than one square at a time is just too hot.
Dalyce Newby – I’ve been the area volunteer for the Greater Toronto & Area chapter since 2001. My primary crafts are crocheting and knitting. I also have an interest in scrapbooking and I'm currently working on a heritage album.