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busymomx3:
I love to crochet afgahns.  They relax me and I love the feeling of accomplishment.  I had someone tell me I shouldn't bother because I didn't need anymore blankets.  DH feels that blankets are always useful and the more the merrier :).  For those that make blankets what are your thoughts?  Do you feel that you have to many?

Morning Sunshine:
I can no longer crochet.  My carpel tunnel has mostly calmed down so that I never think about it anymore, UNLESS I pick up a crochet hook.  An hour of crocheting will ruin my wrist completely for a day or so, and cause pain for a good 6 months.   :'(
But there is something lovely about a homemade afghan.  It just speaks of home and love and time.  I love them.  You can make them as big or as small as you desire (I always enlarged mine to a full sized queen).  My great-grandma, when she was about 90, called all her great grandchildren over and said "I will not be here for your weddings, so I have made an afghan for each of you.  I am giving them to your moms for now, but she will give them to you on your wedding day." (she had, oh golly, 33 grandchildren, 98 greats, and by the time she died, 218 great-greats and 7 great-great-greats).  So we all got a homemade afghan, crocheted or knitted.  Of course, some of us ended up with 2 for our weddings because she lived until she was 109, and handed some more out.

so to answer your question, I do not think you can have too many.  But if you ever needed to clean out your afghan closet, my address is   :censored:  or, you could find a charity that needs blankets.  A women's shelter would love to hand out homemade afghans to women who have left with almost nothing.  Childrens hospitals often like blankets for the children.  I think there are some organizations that give small bags of comfy things to children removed from their homes by social services.

busymomx3:
That is a good idea to offer them to shelters.  Thank you.  I do love making them for family and often do.  Mailing them can be a pain though :).

AvenueQ:

--- Quote from: Morning Sunshine on July 01, 2014, 09:29:17 AM ---Childrens hospitals often like blankets for the children.  I think there are some organizations that give small bags of comfy things to children removed from their homes by social services.

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I did this with my Girl Scout troop one time, though ours were sewn. Just make sure and check if there are any materials requirements, they might not take something like wool which some people are allergic to.

I love blankets because I'm always cold, but I would never knit or crochet one (just me, I don't have the patience). If only I had the space for a 50" floor loom...

RitaRose1945:

--- Quote from: AvenueQ on July 01, 2014, 05:07:58 PM ---I love blankets because I'm always cold, but I would never knit or crochet one (just me, I don't have the patience).
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Two words - Q hook.


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