Face Mask

With the pandemic going and other personal life events I wasn’t able to make face mask to either sell or for personal use. So for awhile we just bought ours.

Now that I have time I have started to make them. I have decided that right now I will not be selling them. There are many people that do not have access, financial means or are forgotten and do not have one.

Now I love First Responders and I thank them for their service on here and everywhere I see them. I pray for them and their families and hopefully they do not get this deadly virus. Saying that my hubby and I have decided to donate these face mask to foster / adopt agencies, non-profit organizations that distrubute a mass quantitiy to other countries, Native Americans, Teachers etc.

The following are a list of charities that we love and have donated face mask too.

The first charity that I donated to was Hannah’s Childrens Home. This is Foster/adop agency. They provide so many services for their Foster families and also help adoptable children find their forever home. They also help foster families through out the program with supplies for the children, answer any questions they may have and keep records of the child’s well being and if old enough school records.

The second organization I donated to is The Robonauts, which is a group of very intellegent kids teaching kids about leadership and stem. They also have joined with American Woman Association to donate face shields to first responders and through out the world. They also have added face mask donations. They also have a go fund me page to which helps them to not charge for the face shields and mask. If you would like to donate to their cause click here.

They have now donated to Native American reservations, Hospitals and other countries.

On our list was our dear friend that owns his own martial arts studio called 1st Class Martial Arts. They have a few instructors and have a lot of kids that love going there to learn about leadership skills, bully prevention and how to respond to a bully. They have different day camps to help with moderate digital schools, day camps and even parent nights.

In the end I know I set up my buisness to make money but sometimes you have to do the right thing and use a skill to help others in anyway you can. I am going to start selling but for donation purposes, meaning someone can purchase mask but it will be for a charity of their choice. I will be setting up a link soon for that.

Here are a few pictures of the mask I have made.

This was given to Hannah’s Childrens Home.

This was given to the Robonauts. Also these have holes to insert paper towels or filters. They also have aluminum nose stirps.

Given to the Robonauts

Given to the Robonauts

Given to 1st Class Martial Arts

Made some for my family as well.

Love how they came out

Dads Gift, Scarf and Hat

In 2017 I finished another gift. This one was for my dad, again the scarf is from my yarnbox subscribtion I use to have.

My dad chose these colors, he is a very ecentric kind of guy. I chose a new stitch and i really liked how it came out. I truly believe that I am starting to be able to fit the stitches with the yarn type.

I had a little bit of yarn left over so I thought of making him a hat to go with it. He worked late at night so i thought it would help him stay warm. For my first hat it came out pretty good.

The hat stich is the same as the scarf, I didnt do the “magic” circle type of hat. It is the one that you make a rectangle then stitch it together once you get the height that is needed. I liked how it came out hopefully dad does too. Yes I still havent given it to him because we just got home a week ago and I have had to get into my routine again.

Yarn Colors (approx 118 yds per skien):

Ginger Root, Golden Kiwi, Star Fruit & Celery

Company: Yoth yarns Inc

Needle Size used 3.75mm

Husbands Scarf Memories

A couple of years ago I started on a new project. My husband has been wanting a new scarf so I had him pick out some yarn from my Yarnbox subscription stash. He quickly picked out a beautiful mixed color yarn.

This yarn is so soft and fluffy a part of me didn’t want to start it. Of course finally I unwound it and had to roll it into a ball. The yarn feels so soft every time I work on it I feel I might break it. It took me a couple of days to see which pattern I wanted to use.

Going to my trusty crochet book I looked for several days until I found the patterned I liked. Of course being that I am learning how to used this type of yarn and the pattern I picked I have had to unravel it several times until I was satisfied that I got it right.

I am using a stitch counter and writing the steps down in my writing journal. I am also timing myself…so I have had to delete those times and erased those numbers several times before I got it right.

I am noticing that you really can’t see the pattern details as much as I would like. I don’t know if it is because of the type of yarn and color; or I may have used the wrong needle for it. I know most yarns give recommendations and using this yarn I did follow them. The end result looks awesome to me.

Enjoy the pictures and here is the Link to the yarn review video and for the yarn details. Below are the pictures please let me know what you think.