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  • Birthday 05/10/1983

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  1. I'm 30yo and I live in Minnesota. I learned how to crochet about 2 years ago and I love it! It's a great thing to do during our long, cold Minnesota winters! Things with shape and curves are not something I have tackled yet. At this point, my skills are limited with squares and rectangles (scarves & afghans!) I've completed one whole afghan and have half of a few more done. I stick with scarves because my attention span isn't long enough for much else! After the 6th or 7th scarf, my hubby said to me "Honey, you don't even wear scarves. What are you going to do with all of these?" Which was an excellent point, because he's right. I don't wear scarves. Anyways, long story short, I began donating them to Handmade Especially for You. I love the organization, it's a 501c3 and they donate thousands of scarves to women's shelters each year. Great cause. But... it's in southern California and I really want to put my efforts to use locally where we do experience winter and scarves actually come in handy for warmth! I am looking for some direction. I'm hoping there are some fellow Minnesotans on the forum here and would love some insight on charities that you might work with on the crochet front. I am searching posts on the forum, as well as Googleing 'Minnesota, Crochet, & Charity'. But I'm coming up short, and the places I have found really need baby socks and hats and afghans. I love the scarves, I want to stick with it until I venture onto harder items. Can anybody help me out? Any groups that get together in the Rochester, MN area? Thank you all for reading this! I hope somebody can point me in the right direction. Concobar
  2. Are the boys old enough to be into sports? I think a simple, boldly striped hat or scarf in their favorite sports team's colors would be a hit. For the girls, if they are a little older, maybe a loose stitch shawl in super soft yarn? If any of the kids are really really young, I'd do a small, super soft throw for them to cuddle up with! Whatever you go with, don't stress about it. Handmade gifts are always more special than store bought. I think it's wonderful that they will have something made with your love!
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