I'm done with my afghan are you?

@onlydia (2808)
United States
January 3, 2009 9:30pm CST
Well, I did it I'm done with the afghan I started. It was only going to be a lap afghan but turned into more of a twin bed plus. got a little carried away. But that is ok everyone wants it. Well, I'm giving it to my son as he loves my afghans as he has them all over his room. One on a stand one on the end of the bed as he say's for looks. And then one that covers his chair. He said he needed a new one as he needed to cover up with something. I just smiled and said ok. I'm going to start some for the vets I think. So are you done with your? I would show you a pic. But have no camera. You all have a wonderful day/night.
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
5 Jan 09
woo Hoo good for you! And I think if you made some for the vets that would be wonderful! I bet everyone wants them....they are so toasty warm!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Yes that is what I have heard. So will have to call them and see. Was thinking maybe for the homeless shelter as well. You have a great day. Your friend onlydia
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
5 Jan 09
please pm me with what you find out...if you call ask if they need some greeting cards too!
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@bunnybon7 (46389)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Jan 09
wow. great. i wish i could see it. i cant do them or well, never really tried. all i've done is many years ago a scarf. my daughter does tho and i love hers.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I'm not all that good at it. I just like doing it so I don't smoke or yell. As it makes me feel happy. You know how it goes when your old cold and broke. I liked that just came to mind. I get the yarn on sale or sometimes at the thift store. So they are of all colors sometimes. My great niece said it is mixed like me. And dwon't share it with her Mom told her get your own. That is my warmer. You have a great day.
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@busyB4 (875)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Yes, I finished an afghan that I made queen sized topper size ! Whew! Thought I would never get through. I like how it turned out but we SO glad it was done and over. Don't know if I will do another one that large. It becomes heavy as you work on it and a little hard to handle being that big.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Wow, how long did it take you to finish. I have hard time making afghans I tend to lose interest and move on to other things. I making one now for a charity. I hope I getting done by the ending of February.
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
22 Jan 09
It took me two months but I didn't work on it all the time. And I made a pillow case for it also. I'm giving this one to my sons girlfriend for her birthday. She will be 18. I'm almost done with a new one it is a lap afgan. Well, it mite get bigger they always do. If it gets to fit a twin bed I will give to the homeless shelter. YOu have a great day.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
lol I think the better questeion would be wich afgan im done with :P, well non so far but im working on it . The one im doing my best to finnish now is one from light and lofy yarn and I have to skeins of that left .I want it to be bigger but ill have to wait to get more yarn:( so ill start adding on to the kids baby gans! do any of you do that ? I start it out a a reg granny and then add on as they get older now that my oldest is 12 ill have to do some strips on each end to make it the right sz for his bed but he loves it and eventime i make one they steal them LOL the kids say thay are the only blankets that REALLY keep them warm! lol well dud silly its got a bunch of love stitched into it ! ~M~
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
13 Jan 09
The vets I'm going to make afgans for is the war hero's not the animals. But I'm going to start new one as I finished the pillow case for the afagn as well. It is for my son's girlfriend her birthday is in Fed. as well, as my son's I told him no it is not for you. He takes then all as well. He has then everywhere in his room and now his car. You have a great day.
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Oh wow! The homeless shelter is going t love hearing from you! I volunteer at our local homeless shelter a few times thorughout the month serving meals, cleaning, babysitting or whatever they need and I have the time. They would love to have them. There was a baby there once that had reflux problems and had to sleep on this wedge thing. Me and a friend inspected it and decided we were going to make them. They were just wedges of styrofoam with a harness type thing sewed onto them to keep the baby upright during sleeping. We took so many of those things to hospitals and childrens homes it was unbelievable. We got donations from fabric stores ( not many of those left anymore around here) and we sewed til we thought our hands would fall off. After a while we taught these teenagers in our youth group how to make them and now we just go and get them donations or we buy the stuff when they get an order for them. I am sure the vets or the homeless will love you!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Here is the funny part everytime I start one for them one of my family members ask for one as they have no afghans. My little great nieces got one. And made one for my nephew as he lost his job and they turned the heat way down so gave one to each of them. Now I can hopefully start for the rest of the homeless or ones in need of one. YOur friend onlydia
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@busyB4 (875)
• United States
10 Apr 09
We crochet for the neonatal babies at 4 local hospitals and also for Disaster Relief which sends out supplies after tornadoes , hurricanes,etc... There are SO many worthy charities that are in need and more to come with the economy as is. Good luck with your endeavors! You may never know what an infleunce you made on someones lives!
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