Friday, December 17, 2010

Donating the Feel Good Project Items

On December 16th, Three Rivers Crochet members donated 3 afghans and 1 lap robe to VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems. These items were made from the yarn that Land's End donated to Warm Up America, which contacted CGOA (Crochet Guild of America). Penny Sitler contacted chapters who were interested in making finished afghans by mid-December. Karen Cinnamon, director of recreation and volunteers, graciously accepted the donation on behalf of the veterans. The three large afghans will go to the homeless services division and the lap robe will stay in the main hospital.

By far the most intricate patterns were in the lap robe. The sections are both knit and crocheted.

The next afghan is also knitted and crocheted. From left to right you can see me next to Karen Cinnamon and then Lyn, Denise, and Carol. In front is Evie, who came with her grandmother Lyn because she wanted to donate, too. Lyn brought additional lap robes and afghans that she made and others had donated over a period of time. I believe the total was 16.

The next 2 afghans were totally crocheted.

Probably 10 -13 people were involved in making strips and sewing them together. It was a great group effort that covered just a month's time.

Finally we all said goodby and packed up the afghans to send on their way.


Brett Bara said...

These look AMAZING! You guys did a great job. Thanks for making such a wonderful contribution to the FeelGood campaign!

Akua Lezli Hope said...

Bless you for your work, for creating and sharing! The results are lovely!
I read about your good works on Ravelry.

Kim @ Knot Krisp said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Stacy said...

I see that Carol R. has become a full fledged yarny with 3RC! Nice work everyone!