Day Four: 31st March. Where are they now?
Whatever happened to your __________?
Write about the fate of a past
I've got a couple of good candidates for this one. First, I give you....
THE SCARF THAT ATE MANHATTAN!!!!
This is the very first project I made after I re-started crocheting a couple of years ago. I wanted a nice warm circular scarf that I could also wrap around as a hooded cowl. I went to JoAnns and picked a really pretty, soft yarn, Lion Brand Homespun. This seems to be a universal newbie crocheter experience--buying a bunch of Homespun and finding out it is incredibly hard to crochet with! Because of the yarn texture it is very hard to see your stitches, not a good thing when you're learning. I also misjudged the size and made it way too big. And it's heavy--it weighs about a pound and a half! Too heavy, too bulky, and it likes to choke me.
These photos may be the last time I wear the thing.
I'd also like to tell you the tale of another item, this one that I sent to the Knit-a-Square charity in South Africa, although I didn't actually crochet it myself. I found an old worn stadium blanket at Goodwill, brought it home and felted it into a nice warm piece of wool, about 2x3 feet. Not big enough for a blanket on its own, but could be sewn together with other felted squares to make it a good size. So I sent it off to South Africa. Several months later, in one of the e-newsletters that KAS sends out, I saw this photo:
Look at the boy in the background, wrapped in a blue and green plaid blanket. That's the piece I sent! Here's another photo of him, in the center front:
This made me feel so amazing, and made my small efforts seem so tangible. A little boy is warmly wrapped in something that I helped with. Seeing those faces really motivates me to make as many things as I can for charity.
If you'd like to know more about Knit-a-Square and how to help these beautiful kids who have nothing, not even a warm blanket to call their own, please visit their website here!