Sunday, April 29, 2018

Craft Strong- Sonoma Strong

You may be aware of the October fires in Northern California.  I live in this community and must say that people here wanted more then anything to help each other out, in any way they could.  There have been food stations, pet capture stations, fundraising,  facebook pages offering items, free give aways just about anything you could think of that could help those who lost everything.  5000 homes destroyed.  One group that appeared on Facebook.  The goal to create new handmade hats, gloves and scarves.   One women organized this effort and hundreds of items were knit or crocheted for men, women and children who had lost it all.   This had a healing affect for both the crafter and the recipient.    Knowing that each stitch made, with love and care, will comfort another is powerful.  

Knowing that someone cares about you, and in any way they can gives you warmth and acknowledgment, gives strength and empowerment.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 Shipment to Lucille Packard Children's Hospital

I finally got back to crocheting 5 baby afghans for Stanford Children's Hospital (Lucille Packard Children's Hospital)  Here's my own design in a block stitch.

It took a few trials before I was happy with the stitch.  This is crocheted side to side so there are only three strands of color on a row.    I used Simple Soft by Caron.