Spring Gifts and Donations
Giving away my makes is my favorite part of making, but I like to have a record of where everything goes. Today’s post documents my recent gifts and donations.
My Citrus Slice Granny Square Afghan is headed to a new home. A family I care about very much is moving to a new home too, so I am sending this with them. I’m angry at the situation that has them leaving and I hope this feels like a hug from the community.
My ABC Granny Square Afghan is leaving under better circumstances. I am donating it to my school’s annual benefit. It will be a silent auction item.
Two afghans are going with my Lutheran World Relief donation. My church is packing those up tomorrow afternoon. I finished these back before I kept very good notes.
This is my multiblock pattern (that I have never written down) that I have made several times over. I make it whenever I accumulate enough variegated yarn. I’ve never written the pattern down, but it is pretty much blocks of double crochet divided with a ch-1 space. When I did my clinical experience in a childcare I sat with a girl who needed a friend at naptime and studied her blanket to keep from falling asleep myself.
The second is a basic ripple. I kind of made up the pattern and will have to get it written down.
I’m sending several hats for the layette kits. The kits can have either hooded coats or a jacket with an accompanying hat. This is my favorite project to-go. I use my Skinny Rib Stretchy Baby Hat pattern.
Speaking of my Lutheran World Relief layettes, I grossly miscalculated how much I would need to make 30 kits. It turns out I will have only ten to donate this spring. I re-worked my spreadsheet and am off to a good (and more accurate) start for next year’s donation. If spring garage-saling goes well I may see if I can send a shipment with my church’s fall school kits.
I’m also interested in sewing more components of the kits. It will do my elbows good to vary my making up a bit because crochet can really wear me down. Do you have any good suggestions for baby sewing patterns- Sleepers, t-shirts, or jackets?