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.