Mint Blue Baby Afghan

This is the latest crochet project.

Description: color is a mint blue, 100% cotton thread, double crochet with a triangle edging.  Finished size is 32” by 33”.
Off a bit in the left of the picture, you can see the squares for the bookmark I’m working on.  I’d like to get a few markers done for the sale, then start on a Christmas project.

I have mentioned before that I am able to attend a Knitting and Crochet Group which meets at the Senior Center.  Someone who closed a knitting machine business donated a box full of cones of cotton thread to the center.  In fact, the back room is full of donations.  It’s almost like being in a store, all the shelves full of yarns.  The Group Leader announced that nobody should buy yarn for awhile, just use whatever is available and get creative!
Actually, the orange thread for the bookmarks came from storage.  I haven’t seen that bright orange at the craft stores for awhile.

When I saw this sample on a 2 pounder cone, I knew it would work up into a nice blanket.
The bottom of the cardboard cone is marked by the manufacturer

The Knittery
Walker, MN 56484
Cone Yarn Capital
date 25APR85

Yes, indeedy, I made something nice from 21 yr old thread.  Everywhere I carried it, someone remarked about the pretty color.  At the coffee shop, one lady even reached out to touch it and say how soft it is.

It will be going to the craft sale happening in a few weeks sponsored by the Center.  There will be so many nice things there!  Except for the knitted baby hats.  Those were donated to the Nursery at the hospital.
We packed up almost 60 the other day.
I would have loved to be the person who got to deliver them to the nurse’s station.  As it is, I have to be satisfied that I got to count them into the box.  And I didn’t have my camera with me at the time, so I can’t show you!

I’ll be going now.  There’s shopping and laundry.  It is Saturday.
~~love and Huggs, Diane


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