She’s Crafty: Volunteering to Crochet
My sister found a volunteer opportunity recently that is perfect for crafty couch potatoes like myself – making blankets for Hospice patients. (She found it on volunteermatch.org if you’re interested in doing this as well.)
My grandpa was under the care of Hospice and they were amazing. They made the whole situation a lot easier on my mom, aunts and grandma, so I’m more than happy to give back.
My sister started crocheting a chevron pattered afghan and I decided to do the same. I bought 6 skeins of multi-colored yarn and sat down to work out the pattern she had showed me. I quickly realized counting chains is not my strong suit. I practiced on a short chain, but over and over came out with too many or too few chains at the end. I counted chains and marked every 14 with silver clips – still no luck. So I stopped counting and guessed where I should crochet three and skip one. A couple of the points are a little wonky, but it will work.
Also, look at my sunflower seeds!
I planted them on Sunday and they’ve already sprouted.
I’m really good at killing plants, so I put a big handful in the pot.
I hope at least a few will survive.
08.07.09 in she's crafty