Progress Update – January 30, 2018

I just finished crocheting the Fresh Mint colored scarf. The picture is below:

it looks more like the Aqua colored scarves have than the pretty light green that it actually is. It actually almost looks like a fluorescent green in real life.

The next scarf that I am going to do is called Bright Yellow, and it is a bright yellow for sure.

As usual, I will keep you updated as best as I can.

My first appointment with the orthopedic doctor is on February 1, 2018. At that time the decision will be made as to whether that doctor feels comfortable doing my surgeries or if it will be turned over to someone more specialized since the plates in my shoulder have shifted and are a visible bulge on my right shoulder. As soon as I find out and get back home, I will make an informative post as to what the decision was. If I have a surgery date, I will also let you know that. But obviously, once the surgeries start, it could be 3 or 4 months before I will be crocheting again. Needless to say, the day that I am cleared, I will have a skein of yarn and a crochet hook in my hand and I will start back with crocheting scarves.

Progress Update – January 24, 2018

I finished the Flamingo scarf a little before midnight last night. The picture is below:

  it looks pretty true to the color that it actually is.

I just finished making sure that my friend took his 6:00 AM medication. That’s why I’m up right now.

The next scarf that I am going to make is called Cafe Latte and looks just like the color of coffee. I’ll keep you informed as to my progress.

Need to get to bed now so I can get up to make sure my friend gets his noon medication.

Informational Post and Progress Update – January 23, 2018

I have not been able to use the Laptop lately to do any updates. My friend was in the hospital with an infection in his leg, and his Laptop was with him. Then when he was discharged my website went down and he has been working on bringing it back up. There is a company that does some type of checks on websites every now and then and unfortunately this was the time they chose my website to check out. It only came back up today. So now I am finally back in business on doing computer updates on my progress. Now for the update on the scarves.

On January 19, 2018 I finished the Deep Forest scarf. The picture is below:

surprisingly, this one seems to be true to the actual color.

The next  scarf that I started on is called Flamingo. I hope to finish it later tonight.

Since I have finished making the scarves with the smaller skeins of yarn, it will take me longer to make the scarves from now on. Hopefully it will only take a day longer. That will mean it will take 3 to 4 days instead of 2 to 3 days to make them. I will do the best that I can. As usual, I will keep you informed as best I can.

Progress Update – January 16, 2018

Believe it or not, but I have beat my own record. I have been working extra hard on the scarves to make as many as I possibly can by the time I find out next month when my shoulder surgeries will begin. I know that once the surgeries begin, it could be up to three months before I can do very much. It all depends on how quickly I heal and how well I do with my physical therapy. All that being said, I just finished the True Grey scarf that I started only yesterday. So I finished it in a little over 27 hours. Wow! I have surprised myself with this one. But I also know not to expect to be able to finish the other scarves in just a little over a day. For one thing, I only have one skein of yarn left that makes only short scarves. The last short scarf will be Deep Forest. So after I finish with that one, I will have two each of 5 different colors and just 1 of the Cherry one that only had two skeins of it. The other skeins are being used to make hats to match the scarves. A friend is making them and I don’t know how many she has done so far. She is in the process of moving, so I know she probably has not been able to do very many, if any at all. I only found out the week before Christmas that she could make hats, and gave her three skeins then, and still have three more to give her, when she brings back the hats from the first three skeins. I didn’t want to overwhelm her with too many skeins at once.

The picture of the true Grey scarf is below:

this one looks pretty true to the color.

As usual, I will keep you posted as to my progress. And when the surgeries start, I will keep you posted as to my progress there too.

Progress Update – January 15, 2018

I finished the Claret scarf early this morning. The Picture is below:

this is pretty true to the actual color.

Now I will start on another True Grey scarf. Hopefully I will be able to finish it in three days also like I have the rest of the scarves this year so far.

As usual, I will keep you posted as to my progress. I am still using my friend’s laptop until mime can get fixed.

Progress Update – January 14, 2018

I have been having some problems with my computer these last few days. I finally decided that I would borrow my friend’s laptop so I could catch you up on my progress.

The Deep Forest scarf was finished on January 12, 2018. The picture is below:

to me it looks more grey than any shade of green, but to actually see it, it is a really dark off shade of green.

I started on another scarf right after I finished the Deep Forest one, and it is another Claret scarf. It looks more like maroon or oxblood to me, but the label says Claret. I am over half done with it. I hope to finish it by tomorrow. As usual, I will keep you posted as best as I can.

Informative Post – January 10, 2018

Well, tonight my friend and I finally were able to go out and deliver some of the scarves that I crocheted for last year. The temperature was in the mid to lower 50s, so we figured it was tonight or not until some time next week when it warms up again. My friend had already given one out, to a homeless person close to where we live, the other day. Tonight we passed out an additional 11 scarves, for a total of 12 scarves having been passed out for this winter.

For some reason, there were not as many homeless people this year as what there have been in the past few years. When we passed out the scarves in 2015, there were quite a few homeless people outside. After we were finished passing out the 7, that we had at that time, we wished that we had more. There could have very easily been 20 – 36 scarves passed out in 2015, if we had have had that many at the time. That was the reason why I had a goal of 36 scarves for this year.

The reason for this happening this winter could be because there was a renovation of a really good building in the past two years, and when it was complete, The Catholic Action Center moved into the building. The renovation was complete in the middle of the summer in 2017 I believe. From what I have heard, besides the two shelters that we already had, The Hope Center for men, and The Salvation Army for women and children, and families where there is a Mother, a Father, and one or more children, there was The Catholic Action Center for anybody that needed it, and The Lexington Mission for anybody that needed it. The last two were both small to medium sized. Other than that, there were only emergency places that the government would order to open up for the night(s) when the temperatures were dangerously low. With the newly renovated Catholic Action Center being so big, it is able to accommodate the rest of the homeless that can’t make it to the other three regular places before they stop accepting walk-ins. When you add all of these together, the number of homeless, being on the streets at night in the cold, is very low.

After my friend and I go out a time or two more, we are going to contact some churches that help out the homeless, and see if they want to team up with us. If they do, then we will give the scarves to them for them to hand out whenever they are handing out blankets, or wherever there is a need.

I’ll keep you informed as to what happens and when.

 

Informational Post – January 7, 2018

Today I was finally able to go shopping at Walmart for some yarn. I purchased 10 skeins, using some of the money that was donated to the MammaHen Foundation. Each skein was $2.94, for a total of $29.40, plus taxes of $1.76, for a grand total of $31.16. That leaves me with $68.84 in the checking account. It will be just enough to have a logo done for MammaHen Foundation, and to pay for business cards once the logo is finished. The logo is the picture that identifies the website or business, in case there are some readers and followers that don’t know what one is. Once it is finished, I will post a copy of it on this website so you can see it. Also when I order the business cards, I will post a copy of one of them, front and back, so you can see that too.

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