Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Warm Up America - Knit or Crochet

Happy Wednesday everyone!! I am excited to be participating in a very special charity event. It is called Warm up America and all local Michael's Craft stores are participating. The organization is asking for crocheters and knitters to make 7" x 9" rectangles in any design you like or color and in January all Michael's stores will have a joining party.

As per the organization's website: "The beauty of so many different participants is that a WUA! afghan resembles a patchwork quilt of many colors and textures, just as the participants and recipients represent the varied faces of America." 

This is such a touching charitable event. All afghans are donated to 
  • Women's shelters
  • Nursing homes
  • Children's hospitals
  • Hospitals and hospices
  • Daycare centers
  • Veterans' homes
  • Churches
  • AIDS facilities
  • Homeless shelters
  • American Red Cross chapters
So join me and your local Michael's Craft Store and let's "Warm up America"!!! You don't have to participate through a Michael's craft store, you can also crochet or knit up your own rectangles and just send them to the Warm Up America! Foundation and they will join yours to the many others they will receive.

This is one of the squares I am wanting to work up. I am not great at reading a chart, but hopefully I will be able to muddle through. It is also a written pattern, but sometimes I become so confused with all the abbreviations.

I also purchased a wonderful fingerless mitt pattern from Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart through Ravelry. The pattern is called Cherry Basket Mitts. They are the first crochet mitts that really call to me to hook up!

Courtesy of Cherry Heart Blogspot

I am looking forward to beginning these today!!

Everyone have a wonderful week!! I hope to have these cute and comfy looking mitts completed so maybe a FO on Friday!!


  1. That sounds like such a neat cause. I like the square you've picked out. Good luck reading the chart. I prefer reading a pattern but a lot of foreign patterns only use charts. I guess it's the universal language. Happy crocheting!

    1. Thanks Foxxy! I will muddle through I guess. Atleast I have until Jan to figure it out. :)

  2. Oh I love those mitts, might have to get the pattern...but crochet ones, I just tend to whip up....Yes WUA is great..I actually have a bunch of squares for them..and an almost completed blanket.....

    1. That's wonderful Gracey! This is the first year I am participating, but then again I have only got back into crocheting these past 2 years.

      Loved hooking up these mitts. I went with a small flower instead of the cross stitched cherries. :)

  3. Crochet envy creeping in again (:)

    1. You could catch on quick to crocheting! :) I'm still muddling through on teaching myself to embroider.