Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Warm Up America project
I have been volunteering for Warm Up America www.warmupamerica.com for about 3 years now. Crocheters and knitters donate their time to crochet and knit 7" x 9" rectangles and then our group joins them together to make afghans, then we deliver the completed afghans to woman’s shelters and homeless shelters around the Twin Cities area. I meet with a wonderful group in Apple Valley, Minnesota, at the Joanne’s store on Cty. Road 42. We meet the first Wednesday of the month from 10am to 12 noon (just in case any Minnesota readers are interested in joining!)
My very first afghan took me so long to do, but was soooo worth it! Check out my very first blog post, on April 20, 2005, featuring my finished Warm Up America afghan. I was pretty proud. I’ve helped make probably 100 more afghans since.
In the top picture is a pile of donated squares, all in red, white and blue. This pile is turning into a “lap-ghan” that looks like an American flag. I’m crocheting the little white stars to sew on and will put an edge of either red, white or blue on it to finish it off. This lap-ghan is hopefully designated to go to the V.A. hospital in Minneapolis.
If you have a lot of yarn in your stash and know of a Warm Up America group in your area, I encourage you to donate either your yarn or completed 7"x9" squares, or better yet, join the group!!