Charity: Lapghans

Well, it has long been my goal to make things to donate to charity. This year it was one of my resolutions. And I did it 🙂 Yesterday, my sister and I turned in the Lapghans that we made for Nursing Home residents. I made the green and red lapghans. And she made the navy blue and brown lapghans.

I turned them into the Missionary President and she loved how they turned out. They are going to present them to the residents and put their names on each blanket to make it personalized.

It feels really good knowing something that I created will be a blessing to someone else. I will be looking into more charities for future projects…

I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures:

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Finished Object: Another Lap Throw

IMG_5990[1]IMG_5989[1]As I mentioned previously, I was working on Lap Throw #2 to donate to Nursing Home Residents.

This pattern is actually listed as a baby blanket but, baby blankets make nice lap throws also. I really, really, enjoyed this nice and super simple pattern. This is definitely one of those patterns that you can zone out and watch a movie. An added bonus–it works up super quickly. And because of this, the procrastinator in me took over and took a 2 day break. Today, I finished it and I simply love how it turned out. I want one for myself. Maybe one day I’ll have time to treat myself 😉

This is a free pattern that can be found HERE.

Details:

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver

Color – Cherry Red

Hook – J (6.00 mm)

Weight – Worsted (4)

Level – Beginner to Easy

WIP: Classic Lap Blanket

As I mentioned in a previous post, we are making lap blankets to donate to Nursing Home residents. Last night, I started on my second lap blanket. For this lap throw, I decided to go with a super simple project, that didn’t require much thinking, and could be whipped up in a snap. I found this pattern while on Ravelry of a Classic Baby Blanket. The finished blanket will measure 36 x 36, which is about the same measurements as the other lap blanket so, I thought it would be perfect.

I am about 45% done and I am really enjoying it. Contemplating making one for myself…

This free pattern can be found HERE.

Finished Objected: One Skein Lapghan

This past Saturday, I finished the lapghan that I had been working on to donate to the Nursing Home.

They call this pattern the one-skein lapghan because it is only supposed to use 1 jumbo skein of Red Heart Super Saver; however, I had to use another smaller skein because the pattern called for 853 yards and the jumbo skein was only 747 yards.

Moving on, I love how this turned out! The color is perfect. It has a nice drape but, it still has some weight to it for warmth. I also loved the pattern for the most part. The front post double crochets and back post double crochets were fun to work on. I also liked doing the cluster stitch. But, man I hated working the crab stitch/reverse single crochet edging. It just was not fun. But, it all worked out and I am very pleased with the finished result.

Note: My sister, April, made the brown lapghan that you see in the pictures. She used the same pattern.

This free pattern can be found HERE.

Details:

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver

Weight – Worsted (4)

Color – Paddy Green

Hook – L (8.00 mm)

Level – Easy