Regarding a Slight Change of Plans…

So this collaborative leadership project is nearly coming to an end. I’m happy with the outcome for a couple reasons: 1) People ended up getting involved, and 2) Not tooooo many people ended up getting involved. That sounds bad, so let me explain… I was afraid that this project would have gotten so big that I wouldn’t have been able to handle crocheting everything together all by myself. But I got just enough granny squares (so far) that it’s enough for me to handle. So for that reason, I’m happy with the outcome.
As for changes in the project I have decided to nix the battered women’s shelter donation. First off, my donation would not have been big enough to make a bug impact, and secondly, it would have been a hassle to make a donation. I probably wouldn’t have been able to donate them directly to the shelter and I didn’t even have all of the information on the shelter! So I was super excited when another donation option fell in my lap…
At my library every year we set up a mitten tree. People can donate mittens, hats and scarves to the tree and everything gets delivered to an organization for needy families in the community. Perfect, eh?! So I’ve already put together 3 scarves and wrapped them all cozy like around our tree. Yaayy! I plan on adding them to the tree as I make them. This makes me very happy that it’s one less worry on my part.
So all in all I think things are coming along swimmingly, as I presented my project to my class last Saturday, so that portion is all done. Now it’s just a matter of combining the squares into a mish mash of scarves and putting them around the mitten tree!
So many thanks to everyone who has donated, and even to those who wanted to but didn’t.

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Marathon Crocheting

What is my favorite attribute about the cold weather seasons? Cuddling up under my cozy blanket, Netflix and some yarn.  This weekend I did some marathon crocheting because my orders are blowing up! I’m so grateful to everyone who is supporting me and my creative efforts by purchasing some cozy, warm goodies from me, even if my fingers feel like they’re going to fall off! So I sat at home this weekend, saving my libations for fun on Tuesday and Black Wednesday, and made a dent in my orders…

My good friend Jeff requested some baby hats which turned out more than adorable. There was one more hat but I didn’t take a picture of it, only because I’ve made one just like it before. Needless to say it was adorable too!

AAAAAND I found a way to improve on my lovely flower headbands with an awesome new pattern for a flower, which I found on youtube! I really like this flower because it has a cool 3D effect and I can do dual colors =) I banged out three of these little guys in one sitting.

And finally, I started on another big comfy infinity scarf for a Christmas present. I have quickly remembered why I hate making scarves. Row.. after row.. after row.. after row.. how exciting. BUT it’s going to be worth it because infinity scarves are rad, and if it turns out anything like the one I made for myself last year, every inch of it will be loved and cherished! On another note, I’m planning on trying out a basket weave headband for myself and today I added to my crochet hook collection and bought an afghan hook so look forward to some cool new creations.

P.S. I feel bad for my friends who subscribed to this blog.. What could be more boring than hearing about my granny activities??! Oh well, time to go watch Dexter and drool over Michael C. Hall.

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