More from Krafting Konnections

I’d like to take a moment to recognize International Women’s Day. 

What women or woman in your life would you like to honor and appreciate?

When people are socially connected and have stable and supportive relationships, they are more likely to make healthy choices and to have better mental and physical health outcomes. They are also better able to cope with hard times, stress, anxiety, and depression.

CDC, “How Does Social Connectedness Affect Health?

Our third Krafting Konnections meeting took place yesterday with twelve delightful people in attendance at the Village Library of Wrightstown, PA, which began its’ life as a one-room schoolhouse in 1872. In addition to our meetings, the library is host to seven scout troop meetings each week, 4-H gatherings, chair yoga classes, and myriad other groups and activities. It is truly a thriving full-service community library.

The 9” x 9” granny squares shown above will be sent to The Chemo Crochet group, P.O. Box 386, Fort Washington, PA 19034. They will be assembled into afghans for chemo patients of all ages and sent to those who request them. Linda Forstrum leads this valuable cause. For you yarn enthusiasts out there, making these squares provides a wonderful way to use those bits and pieces left from other projects!(See more details in my blog from February 16, 2024.)

For those who do not consider themselves crafty, we offer the fleece tying project. One of our attendees yesterday, a retired schoolteacher, claimed she is in the non-crafty category. We managed to adjust her view of herself by helping her complete a fleece blanket during the meeting. 

The blankets shown above will be given to assisted living residents, hospital patients, and to Ukrainian families settling in our area.

And the blankets shown below will be delivered to the neonatal intensive care units at two local hospitals. The NICU nurses cover the isolettes of premature and very ill babies to create a more womb-like environment for these little ones. Doing this helps to keep the babies calm, and improves their ability to sleep. The families take the blanket home with them when their child is discharged.

The crocheted blankets shown below will be delivered to hospice patients. They are quite often cold, and these cuddly afghans are perfect warmers. (The blanket in the upper left is also an example of using those left over balls of yarn 😉