Progress Update – November 27, 2017

I stopped crocheting on the Light Pink scarf about 3 or 4 days into it. For some reason the yarn just seems to be so thin that it is hard for me to work with it. After I finish the last two skeins of yarn, I will go back to it.

When I stopped working on it, I started on one that was Pumpkin colored. I finished that one late last night, November 26, 2017. The picture is below:

  it is actually more orange than what shows here. I just wish my phone camera was more true to color. Unfortunately it’s not, so I just have to show whatever color it shows as the scarf color.

The next scarf that I will start on later today is Amethyst.

I just looked, and the last skein of yarn left after the one I am starting on later today, it is Green. Unfortunately, it is the same name brand as the Light Pink one. I will have to finish the Light Pink one before I start on the Green one. These may be the last two that I will be able to do before time to hand them out for Christmas.

It is sort of surprising that nobody has wanted to order any of the Holiday crocheted items for a donation. If only one person would order a complete set for $15, then I could get 5 more skeins of yarn and not have to worry about the other two until next year. Only time will tell if that happens. I will let you know if someone does order a set for a donation

Progress Update – November 9, 2017

I have finally finished the Dark Orchid scarf. The picture is below:

Unfortunately, my shoulders are getting quite a bit worse and more painful. There are times that I can hardly hold the crochet hook, let alone to actually crochet. It’s upsetting, but I still make ,myself keep doing the crochet. No matter how long it takes to finish a scarf, I am going to keep on crocheting so I can have as many scarves as possible finished by the time my friend and I hand them out sometime this month.

The color scarf that I am starting on next is a Delft Blue. As usual, I will post a picture as soon as I can upon finishing it. Just a reminder, the holiday coasters, pot holders and trivets are available for a donation of $5 for the set of coasters, $5 for a pot holder, and $10 for a trivet. See picture below:

If you would like a complete set of all three, the donation is $15. All items will have Shipping & Handling added to them. All you need to do is to email me at bonnie@mammahen.org   

Once I receive the email letting me know which item(s) you want, I will email you back with the amount you will need to pay. There is a Donation button on the first screen you come to. When you press that button, it will take you to my PayPal where you will enter your credit/debit card information, and once I receive the payment, the item(s) will be shipped to you. After the holidays are over, I will take whatever donations I have received and purchase more yarn to make more scarves.

If by chance, you wish to make a donation to help me come up with the money for my Not For Profit certificate or license, I don’t know which one it is called, all you need to do is to let me know how much you are donation toward it, and I will set it aside until I have saved up the $500 that it cost. You will notice the green lock in the URL area. That means that the website is secure, and your card information is safe. The information is not kept on file anywhere. Once it is used to process the payment, the card information disappears.

Progress Update – October 23, 2017

I finally finished the minty green scarf on the 21st, and I’m just getting around to taking the picture and posting that the scarf is finished.The picture is below:

It really doesn’t look too minty green, but it is a bright minty green color. It looks just like the mint green ice cream to me. I am starting on a teal scarf. I just hope I am able to finish it as quickly as I finished them just a couple of months ago.

The whole top part of my body has been giving me a fit with pain. So I’m sorry that I haven’t been up to going on the website and posting anything. I will be glad when I am  finally able to have the rotator cuff surgery and can get back to do things like I used to do them. It upsets me that I can’t crochet the scarves as quickly as when I was doing them in August.

Update From May 4 until August 21, 2017

I know that it has been months since I last did an update, and I am very sorry about that. I have been having a lot of medical issues as well as computer issues. The combination of the two makes for a very bad combination and my readers not getting any information about the scarves that have been made since May, and there are quite a few.

To keep with the way that I have been doing things, I will give the date that a scarf was finished and then show a picture of it. Just be ready to see a very long post, as there have been 15 scarves total made since May, and I am currently working on the 16th one. Three of the scarves were made with the yarn that was left over from the scarves that have been made so far. These scarves are going to be kept by other members in my family and myself, as they are special to us.

Now to start the list of scarves and the date of each completion along with the picture of it.

June 15, 2017 I finished a charcoal grey scarf, shown below:

The next scarf was finished June 23, 2017. It was baby pink. The picture is below:

Next was a light blue scarf that was finished on June 27, 2017. The picture is below:

Now we come to July. I was very busy in July. I finished a total of 8 scarves in July. The first was a navy blue scarf on July 2, 2017. The picture is below:

Then comes a patriotic scarf made with red-white and blue colored yarn. I had never made a scarf with triple color yarn before, but it didn’t turn out too bad. It was definitely different from what I thought it was going to be. It was finished on July 9, 2017. The picture is below:

Then on July 11, 2017, I finished a burgundy scarf. The picture is below:

On July 15, 2017 The scarf I finished was spring green. The picture is below:

I was finishing scarves at a rate of one every 3 or 4 days. The next scarf I finished was a delft blue one on July 18, 2017. The picture is below:

On July 22, 2017, I finished an amethyst scarf. This one goes to a friend for help she has given the family. The picture is below:

As you can tell, I am trying to make scarves of as many different colors as I can. Some people have given me skeins of yarn, so there may be a few scarves of the same color, such as black and navy blue. I know I have two of each one of those.

After the amethyst scarf, I finished one that was the color real teal. It was on July 24, 2017.  The picture is below:

Two black ones were finished next. One was on July 27, 2017, and one was on July 29, 2017. Since they were both the same color, I am only going to show one picture of a black scarf. One of the black scarves goes to a friend for help that he has given the family. The picture is below:

Between the end of July and August 12, I made the three scarves of multiple colors. The first one was a scarf of different shades of blue. The picture is below:

The second one was of different shades of green. The picture is below:

The last one was of the colors that were left. The picture is below:

On July 16, 2017, I finished a scarf of royal blue. This one was at the request of a friend. I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it to her. If I can remember sometime when I am with her, I will take a picture of it and put it in a future post.

There will only be a few times that I will make scarves for friends, and the yarn is, and will continue to be, purchased with different money from the yarn that is being used to make scarves for the homeless.  I am very careful not to mix it up. As soon as I can get the money together, I am going to make the organization a Nor For Profit Organization. That is why I am making sure not to use any of the money or yarn that friends have given me for the project to make any scarves for friends.

On July 21, I finished a papaya colored scarf. The picture is below:

I am currently working on a daffodil colored scarf. There is a picture of the scarf in progress below, and as usual, I will also have a picture of the finished scarf as soon as I finish it:

I hope you enjoyed see all of the scarves I have done so far for the homeless. I was only able to make 7 last year, but the people that received them cried when they got them. I should have quite a lot more by the last of October and into November when it starts to get cold. I will probably give them out at Thanksgiving. I put each scarf in a plastic storage bag and include a little verse that I wrote in each one. The verse goes like this, “This scarf was made by MammaHen and friends, to help keep you warm when you’re wrapped within.  With Love, MammaHen and Friends.”  mammahen.org. I included the “and friends” just in case any of my readers also crochet or knit scarves and send them to me. That way they will be receiving credit for making them the same as I do.

If you are interested in helping out, Please see below:

If you have a question please email me at: bonnie@mammahen.org

If you would like to send scarves or/and material please send it to

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