Saturday, January 20, 2007

Squares and more...

Above are my 7" squares contributed to the family of little Aaron. Squares are being collected and will made into a comfort afghan for the grieving family. You can read more of the story and find how to donate here. To see other squares, visit the following blogs: MamaBear, Wool Windings, Ant

A few posts ago, I told you about Bev's Baby Project in Afghanistan. She just updated the photos and I deeply saddened to see some of them, particularly the one above. Notice the 2 toddlers without shoes and the snow on the ground. When I saw these for the first time last night, I wanted to jump out of bed and rummage through all of Hannah's outgrown socks and shoes. As I've slept on it, I'm somewhat filled with anger towards the parents of these children. Not to get into a huge debate here, but as a mom I would rip part of my clothing to wrap around my daughter's feet before taking her out in freezing weather. I'm not blind either. I realize that these such things take place in our great country and those anger me just as much, if not more.

As for the Emmazing Grace Foundation, we will be making another shipment in the first weeks of February. If you'd like to donate, please contact me. I'd like to give you my Mom's address. She took everything that I had here back with her a couple weeks ago since she had quite a big collection of things from Sue. She'll package everything for me and get it mailed off. This shipment will either go to Talledega or Huntsville. I'm going to contact each them next week to see what they are in need of.

Lastly, here are a couple of photos I snapped on Wednesday of our big ice event. My batteries in my camera had died and I snapped these on the way out the door on the way to the dr's office. Can you see the rust on the outdoor furniture? We have possessed squirrels. We moved here in Sept '05. We noticed it that year, but not to the extent as last fall. The squirrels eat the paint from the furniture. We have no idea why, but it only happens in the fall. It was horrible this year and we don't know how to deter this behavior. Besides, the damage is done now.

Oh, one more thing.....remember the pink gown I crochetted out of Caron Simply Soft? I found an easy booty pattern on Bev's site, but the CSS makes it too large to make the size of baby that would fit in the gown. Thus, I had my husband pick up some Bernet Baby, but the color doesn't match the CSS AND I can't work with it. I'm just not good enough to work with something that thin/light weight. Do you have a suggestion of a thinner yarn that I can use to make preemie booties? I need something that I can either order on-line or something that can be picked up from Walmart. Thanks!


Marcia said...

What a sad picture - the children with no shoes.

I'm sorry I don't have any helpful advice for the booties but I did like your ice pictures and your squares. Those look like the same colors I'm using. :)

Wool Winder said...

Your squares turned out great! I'm really amazed at how fast you have learned to crochet!

I would like to contribute a bereavement set. I have a hat made already, just need to knit a gown.

Caron also makes two other weights of yarn other than worsted weight, which I assume is what you are using. The color selection is limited to a few pastels, but they match the pastels in WW. One is Caron Simply Soft Baby Sport (about the same weight as Bernat Baby Softee) and the other is Caron Cuddle Soft (an even thinner yarn, I would say fingering weight). I buy both at Hobby Lobby. If you don't have a store close to your house, let me know and I'll mail some to you.

Anne K. said...

Candy - Aren't you quick at learning how to crochet! This blanket for little Aaron's memory will be a treasured keepsake. What a sad chapter for this family.

I will send your mom something for the foundation - I have a number of small quilts and gowns in the completion stage at home. Just send her address when you have a moment. (annekenlonATstnyDOTrrDOTcom)...

Jen said...

Thank you for doing some squares for the afghan. I hope my friend and her family find some sort of comfort in it.
The ice looks cold!