First project, which is going to be attempted starting tomorrow actually- pain or not- is an Angels For Hope ministry angel. Angels for Hope is a nonprofit organization that offers free crocheted angels for anyone in need of hope. We attach a small card to the Angel to say to an injured or ill person, you are not alone, others do care, and you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have been a volunteer crocheter (crochetist?) for this group for about a year now, sending an angel out every week, and I can't begin to tell you how blessed I feel to be able to do this. An upcoming post will be devoted solely to Angels For Hope...
Next on my project want-to list is this gorgeous Wedding Lace doily from Crochet Memories:
shop for June weddings...well, yes it WOULD make a lovely offering, but it doesn't look like it will be for THIS June!
Also from Crochet Memories, this super lovely treetop angel:
Of course, there will be more mini angels and snowflakes to crochet up for Christmas and for upcoming craft fairs also.
And then there are these 2 drool-worthy pattern books I purchased
which I hear constantly calling me:
Extra Special Doilies
by Mary Werst
Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies
by Patricia Kristoffersen
There are some oh-so-exquisite stitch combinations that I am just itching to get at! Speaking of itching, my heat rash from yesterday has subsided, thankfully, despite having to go outside in the heat again today at my not-so-temporary part-time job.
I will let you know how tomorrow's crochet attempt goes. I will be trying to keep my arm as straight as possible, and hope that I will still be able to see what I am doing. The glasses I use for close-up work won't be very effective at arm's length, and the glasses I use for distance won't be of use either, so it's going to be eyeballs au naturel- yikes!
Keep smiling! ~Cara Louise
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