I crochet. I sew. I knit and I make quilts. Our little house holds a lot of stitches!
I also harvest yarn from sweaters, visit several thrift shops regularly and enjoy New England’s tag sale season. So many projects! So many ideas!
My goal is to give one child-sized crocheted ripple afghan per week to a local charity that provides “comfort packages” to children entering foster care. I especially enjoy planning their color combos and striping sequences. Using a haphazard collection of donated, thrift store and tag sale yarns makes it a fun challenge.
My favorite ripple pattern (read more about it in this post) has become so familiar that my hands seem to move of their own accord. Sometimes I crochet so fast that the afghans pile up creating a blanket stash, which means I can keep giving one a week while I’m busy knitting, sewing a quilt, etc. Lately I’ve been knitting fingerless mitts for DH and recycling crayons!
I’m Linda74 in Ravelry.
P.S. You may wonder why DH and I choose to shop at tag sales and thrift stores. Well, it’s not because we have to or because we’re cheap. O.K., so maybe we are cheap, lol; we were raised by frugal parents who lived through the Great Depression after all. But that’s not the only reason. It’s because by spending less in the areas most easily met by thrifty treasures, (clothing, craft supplies, home dec) we can funnel more into others, like charity giving, healthy eating, saving for our future and the occasional splurge!