Monday, August 25, 2008

Victory Junction Gang Camp Crocheting Project

I decided that I am going to concentrate my efforts to something more worthwhile than making money for myself. I'd rather do something decent with my crocheting talents and I've finally gotten off my bum to work on a project for a charity that has been in my mind for years now. As an avid NASCAR fan, I've learned much about the Victory Junction Gang Camp over the years. For those who are not familiar:

"The Victory Junction Gang Camp enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment."

To obtain more information about this amazing charity, please click the link below.

They have a wonderful sewing program (http://www.victoryjunction.org/aa_help/help07_sewing.html) where individuals can donate their talents in the form of tangible gifts for these children. I have chosen to crochet an afghan in the camp colors of red, yellow, green, and blue. If I knew how to sew, I would love to make a quilt or one of their adorable bears or horses. But clearly, I lack some great sewing abilities to attempt something so daring!

I'm going to attempt to record my progress on my blog for all to see. I'm going to make my first afghan entirely by myself to see how things go. From then on, ideally I would like to make one afghan a month, which hopefully can be an attainable goal with my current and hectic schedule. In the near future I would like to collaborate with other crocheters and knitters to make great quantities of these afghans, but I am still in the planning stages of this. When I get everything worked out, I will be sure to post it.

I've planned on making 48 6" x 6" squares and whip stitching them all together in white and crocheting a small trim around the outside. For the time being, I managed to get 17 6" x 6" squares done yesterday! Whoa Nellie!