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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ski Helmet Reveal!

Good Thursday Morning to my friends in blogland!  My oh my, we had a doozy of a rain/thunderstorm yesterday that lasted most of the day.  Today is sunny and beautiful but the rain yesterday gave me a chance to sit in my recliner to finish the second ski helmet for the Pine Ridge Reservation without feeling like I should be doing yard work.  I think the goal is 70 helmets by fall, 30 black for the tribal police and 40 for the Emergency Medical Technicians, (EMT's).  Here are my two finished helmets.  What do you think?


They were a fairly easy knit.  I believe the pattern was written by one of the list moderators on Ravelry and has been approved by the police force as part of their uniform.  The only yarn that has been approved is this navy and the black from Hobby Lobby, "I Love This Yarn".  I've never used it before, but it was very soft to work with and easy on my hands.  I know they need the acrylic for easy care since I'm sure they will be getting very muddy and wet at times.

For those of you who crochet, the website I gave on the post last night is a VERY worthy cause.  They are collecting granny squares to try to get into the Guiness Book of World Records.  After that, the blanket will be divided up into afghan sized blankets and distributed to the shelters for the people who are still without a place to live after the earthquake/tsunami last year.  I really hope you'll consider helping with a square or two if you're a crocheter.  I mailed my 10 squares off yesterday.

Chloe had to get four shots yesterday, but now she's all caught up for at least a year on all of them.  She was due for two this month and two in July so we just did them all in one day. The veteranarian's office is not her favorite place to be.  She shakes terribly with nerves whenever we go there.  The poor baby.  She is also deathly afraid of thunder and just as we got out of the car at the vet's office, a HUGE clap of thunder sounded.  She was shaking so badly, I thought I would have to carry her inside.  After we got home, I gave her a baby aspirin and she slept all day and seems perfectly normal today.  Sometimes it's like having another child around!

I just found out yesterday that there is a bridal shower at church two weeks from Sunday.  I always make the queen sized crocheted blankets for the girls when they get married, so yesterday I bought the yarn for a blanket and will begin it today.  I'm hoping I get it finished in time but I've never begun one so late before.  Pray my hands will fly!

Tonight is Bible Study at our house so I'm going to bake some cookies this morning.  We always meet somewhere for dinner, (fast food), before study because most people don't have time to go home and fix dinner and still be here on time.  Tonight we're meeting at Burger King.  Not my favorite choice, but some people love it.  I haven't been there for several years and I'm hoping for a salad on the menu.  I've actually lost 1.5 lbs. in the past two weeks and I would like to keep that number going downward so my clothes would fit better and I wouldn't be so short of breath all the time.

Well, I better get busy or I'll never get anything done.  I've already vacuumed, dusted and done a load of laundry so I'm off to a good start!  I'll see you all soon.

Blessings,

Betsy

9 comments:

  1. Wow, you must crochet very quickly to finish a queen size afghan in two weeks! What a lovely gift for newly weds. Love the ski helmets. Have a great day. You will have to post a picture of your finished afghan.

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  2. Your hook must fly at the speed of light to finish a large afghan so quickly! I'm sure it will be a treasured gift.
    The ski helmets look excellent and very cosy, I imagine they will be very welcome.
    We are due heavy rain and high winds tomorrow - where is Summer?!!!
    Carol xx

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  3. p.s. hugs for Chloe, vets are not the happiest places for our pets but a necessity. Our Rosie is ok with thunder but our, sadly missed, Amy used to cry and hide.Carol xx

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  4. Carol: thanks for the hugs for Chloe. I told her aboutthemand her tail wagged. We actually found her hiding in our bedroom closet yesterday. She was so afraid of the thunder. She has never hidden there before.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. The Jones Family - I used to be much faster, but I'm afraid I let the internet distract me a little too much these days. :-(. I'm tying though!

    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. Hi Betsy! I am home and catching up on blogs.. I read down yours and love the trailer you got! Fun fun, enjoyed the blanket on the back of the sofa in there! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. I have been following knit for japan for quite a while. I crocheted one granny square (first one ever) which was quite easy. I have some others that were given to me in a yarn stash that may be the right size to send them....It is summer in Florida, full on thunderstorms every day, full humidity when not raining, already looking foreward to fall. Would like to knit some ski helmets, but not in black and can't take on another deadline right now. Enjoy all your crochet projects.

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  8. Hi Teresa- welcome home! I've been enjoying your trip via bloglland! Yes, I've "Lucified" the camper a bit haven't I?

    Craftyrider-So good to meet you. I'm glad to see you know about Knit for Japan. Anything you do is much appreciated. I understand about deadlines! I can't wait for a more relaxing knitting/crocheting project...without deadlines.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. WOW, Betsy...Bravo for all your good work!!!
    Gracie <3

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