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schcrochet

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About schcrochet

  • Rank
    Villager
  • Birthday 11/16/1950

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  • Real Name
    Sandy
  • Biography
    Happily Married 30+ years, Mother of one practially perfect daughter
  • Location
    The Buckeye State
  • Interests
    Crocheting, Knitting, Genealogy, Gardening, history, travel, and BLOGGING
  • Occupation
    Market Research
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    since....the dark ages
  • Favorite things to crochet
    ghans or scarfs I think
  • Favorite Hook
    Steel
  1. Thanks for your response, no certain time, it's an ongoing effort, so do whichever is easiest and cheapest for you, mail all at once vs separate smaller bunches. All are appreciated. PM me when you're ready for a mailing address, thanks bunches. Sandy
  2. Anyone need a home for their hats, scarves, mittens, slippers, or squares? Please consider warming homeless, it's not possible to have to many pairs of helping hands. Thanks Sandy
  3. Though the mitten challenge is over, mittens are still needed it's cold outside. Please pm me for a mailing address if you can help. Details on the blog, many thanks. Needle Arts, I'm hoping to get some additional time come the first of year and maybe then can get involved in the CAL, sounds fun. Thanks for the link Sandy
  4. Still interesting in collecting crocheted or knitted slippers. If you can help these women and children (recently homeless and or battered), please pm me for an address. Details on the blog, many thanks Sandy
  5. Great, many thanks for your offer of help. It is really appreciated. Sandy
  6. I'll explore that a bit, thanks bunches. Appreciate it a lot
  7. Hey Liz, several folks have asked about what pattern you used for the slippers, can you share it? I'd love to use it too. Looks like a good, versatile pattern. Sandy
  8. Sounds like a fun thing to knit or crochet together (virtually) for a week each month. I'll have to swing back by in November, soon to head out of town. Cool idea.
  9. They arrived today and are fabulous!!! Love the variation in sizes, and such cute colors. What pattern did you use? I must have that one. Many thanks! You rock Liz Sandy
  10. I think a stuff sack is a really good idea. Love the picture. Fun color on the left, what bags are those. Yes....your weather in Indiana....like ours, actually you typically get it first; so probably not a good thing for winter unless it has a drop cloth under it. I priced the closed cell foam again at REI and Outdoor Source, the cheapest one I found was $20.00. I did discuss this quite a bit with the person at REI(a co-op outdoor equipment place hubby and I've been members of for going on 40 years), and she thought something sewn to the bottom would be good...if we cut drop clothes because they are solid. Stitching though would need to be tiny stitches if you cut the cloth and then treated with water proofing. I do know this works well, having always treated our tent with the stuff./ Seriously one year it was like we were sleeping on a water bed there was so much rain beneath us.....but the water proofing held and we were dry. So for those already making them I think adding a draw string for a bag is a good idea if you're already large. If you're not that large yet....can you double it for a mat to sit on? Stitch a cover for it? Make some ditty bags? I have one other idea rolling around in my head that involved styrofoam; but need a few more details so will bag.
  11. Hi Ladies I've spent lots of time over the last couple of days exploring this idea a bit. the article was written in Chico, which is near Sacramento California....and that may be very key to this project. I've spoken to several camping equipment experts from Outdoor Source and REI. Both applaud the IDEA of making something to help homelss. The IDEA could be good IF, it's used in a warm climate, if it's used in a fairly dry climate. It's potential worse then using nothing if used in a cold, wet, damp, climate. Plastic does not wick. Wool wicks and therefore stays dryer longer than cotton. Wet=cold. Even in cold temperatures the body sweats, causing moisture which won't wick away on the plastic. Thick of the holes created when you knit and or crochet...if moisture gets into those holes and it's cold enough it will freeZe. You then have the potential of being colder and or worse dying of hypothermia. One the camping experts suggested it might be an idea that needed tweeked. If a ground cloth were beneath it separating it from the ground it would be better. If it were used on the top instead of on the bottom it might be better. Regular ground cloths cut to appropriate size would be better than plarn made from grocery bags knitted or crocheted in cold, wet areas like The Midwest that gets lots of freeZing rain and snow and sleet. In dryer warmer climates it's probably a good idea. Closed cell foam is used as a lightweight backpack mat which is both insulating, and adds comfort vs the hard ground. It can be rolled and is light weight. Not something you can make; but if one really wants to provide something for them to sleep on to get them off the ground that's probably a better option.. Years ago the closed cell form was new and not cheap. I'll see what I can learn about that next. Sacramento doesn't get freezing temperatures do they? So, for that location it might be a good project. Where's everyone from here in this thread? These plarn rolls might be a reasonal option for summer in most areas; but not winter.
  12. Love your coined word....pur....fect! lol
  13. THANKS, missed your response somehow, appreciate the info. Still time folks to have fun with the mitten throw down, help a homeless person, and possible win some free yarn....win, win, and win situation here.
  14. Will do, am hoping to hear back from my source today. I am most intrigued by this. The idea seems so good, but I want to be sure it's really usable and practical for the intended receiver before forging ahead. I like the suggestion of strapes, and the re-cycle bin too. I've also heard people use the larger garbage bags to make yarn; but part of the point of using the plastic bags is reduce, reuse, and recycle; so I don't want people buying bags for the purpose or even getting extra bags from the store that haven't been used. That goes against my green heart. The idea of collecting bags already used from friends seems the way to go. Plus, I'm wondering if their being used would make them softer for those who talked about getting cuts? Hoping to be back in touch later today ladies, many thanks Sandy
  15. Having been a camper for years, not in an RV, but in a small tent AND having gone backpacking in the mountains, my gut says the plastic bedrool could be very cold. Plastic doesn't wick, therefore you sweat and get wet and being wet is what makes one cold. I've read this entire thread because I have a homeless charity and wanted to be up to speed on this project. 32 inches is pretty narrow when you consider most homeless are men, men probably need more space then 32 inches. Plastic used as a drop cloth would provide a barrier from wet initially, that part sounds good; but when we used a drop cloth under the tent we never used a plastic one, always nylon. Saw a few less experienced campers with plastic and they would end up with water on top of the plastic between the ground cloth and the tent floor. So, this doesn't sound like it would be a good idea to me. But, a bedroll sounds like a good idea. I'm going to chat with a few outdoorsmen and get their take on this. Off the top of my head I'm thinking a carry bag made from plarn might be a better ticket for the homeless, as many have to keep on the move to keep from being arrested. They do have some belongings and could keep the belongings in the plarn bag which would keep their belongings dry. I always carry my nylong reusable bags to the store to be more green; but when I'm forced to get a plastic bag or when you get those door hangers have saved the bags with the idea of making plarn. Planned to make smaller bags for their personal care items, soap, toothbrush, etc which I periodically make up for them. Reported last night that homelessness in my area has grown 70%, and on any given night in central Ohio there are over 12,000 homeless. Sandy
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