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Too hot to crochet large pieces

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The Bay Area is having a heat wave - has been having one since Friday last week! It's been very, very HOT.

I spent Friday night, Saturday late afternoon and evening, all day Sunday, and all day Monday in front of a fan. We slept with a fan on. I took the fan into my home office Monday morning while I posted photos and descriptions of 11 crocheted blanket projects - then returned the fan to the living room where I sit to crochet.

By Sunday evening, I had finished making all 50 hexagons and 8 half hexagons for the purples-white-lime green-yellow lap blanket. I hid all the yarn ends and whip-stitched 9 rows together, then ran out of steam at 9:15pm Monday night. It was just too hot to consider sewing the rows together. I kept thinking about all that yarn on my arms, against my body, across my lap and thighs... And decided that putting the rows together would just have to wait until it wasn't so HOT anymore. So, I put each row into its own plastic storage bag, labeled with its row number on a slip of paper.

Last night, I started another hexagon lap blanket using leftover yarn in red and baby green - more colors will be added as I run out of yarn. No one-piece blankets until it gets much cooler!!

Blankets on display

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On Monday, I brought all but 2 of the lap blankets I've made since December 2002 to the college for display in the library. I finished Greg's reds-white-blues blanket Monday evening and it joined the others Tuesday. I thought there might be some interest in seeing the blankets I've made, especially for those people who have donated yarn to my lap blanket projects. I'll donate the blankets in the next month or so to a local nursing home or other care facility for distribution to the residents.

More yarn donations

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1 manila envelope and 2 large plastic garbage bags of yarn were donated today for me to make more lap blankets for convalescent home residents. Cool! It is a lot of fun to sift through the different colors and textures of yarn and figure out what goes with what and think about future lap blanket projects!

More yarn donations

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Alice, the woman who first donated yarn to me months ago, is moving to a new home and wants to give me the rest of her yarn. She's tried to crochet and found she can no longer do it. The yarn she is is "sweater quality" so it's a better quality yarn than Red Heart, etc., but since I don't make sweaters (or haven't made them in the past anyway - who knows, I might give it a try!), she said she didn't mind if I made blankets with the yarn. So, in the next 2 weeks or so, we'll make arrangements for me to get the 4 remaining boxes of yarn from her. Cool!

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About Cheryl

Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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