A few years ago, I crocheted several afghans, using people’s scrap yarn, which I gave to people who were going through cancer treatment. I wanted to give them a colorful piece of comfort. I received some nice thank you notes, so I was happy because the people who got the afghans were happy.
|Paying it forward: Leslie
and the afghan that we
Not too long ago, Leslie, one of the people who had been given a colorful afghan after she was diagnosed with cancer, said that she was going to donate her afghan. She said that she was better and that she wanted her afghan to go to someone who was going through cancer treatment. I agreed with her that it was time for that afghan to get a new home. We decided to donate the afghan to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. There is a room in Roswell Park, where people can go to get afghans, wigs, and other things that would help them feel comfortable through their cancer treatments.
Leslie and I went to that room and we donated the afghan. I felt really good about that. I also thought that I would want to do that again. I may never know who received the afghan, but knowing that I was able to send a colorful gift of warmth to that person was enough for me.
|These are the first four squares!|
And that brings me to my 365-day crochet project. I decided last week that I would crochet one granny square a day for a year. I started the project on New Year’s Day… and I have crocheted four squares! Today, I was thinking… what do I do with all of those squares? Well, I could make small afghans, also called “lap blankets.” You drape a lap blanket over your lap when you’re watching television or just sitting indoors and you are feeling a little cold.
As soon as I have 30 squares made, I am going to piece the squares together and make an afghan! And then, I’m going to give the afghan to someone fighting cancer, via that wonderful giving room at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Also, I will post a picture of the completed afghan so… keep checking back here for updates on this project.