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Location: Indiana, United States

I'm a middle aged mother of 2 grown children and wife to a man who doesn't seem to mind my almost heroin-like yarn addiction. I spend my time writing, knitting, and generally stressing out.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Warm Up America

Today was the Warm Up America Joining Party at Michael's. Warm Up America, in case you didn't know, is a program to provide warm blankets to the needy. Read about it here, but basically Michael's collects knit or crocheted 7" X 9" rectangles from crafters throughout the year. Then, once a year, we get together and join all those rectangles into 49" X  63" afghans (For adults. Babies' and kids' blankets are smaller, of course.)

Those blankets are sent to Warm Up America, who distributes them to nursing homes, children's hospitals, veteran's hospitals, homeless shelters, etc.

This is the afghan I worked on.

This, of course, is an in-progress photo. As you can see, there are all kinds of squares there, including three of mine. It's a bit of a challenge to joing knit to crochet or pattern to plain. But it worked out well. I'm looking forward to doing this again next year.

By the way, if you are interested in Warm Up America, they accept not only afghan squares, but completed afghans, scarves, hat, and baby sweaters,


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