Soft Cotton Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

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This lovely crochet mandala is made in soft cotton using Marinke’s mandala crochet pattern for the Summer Hearts mandala. It’s made using same basic color suggestions that Wink herself used and is a terrific example of what this mandala was intended to look like.

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The First of The Crochet #MandalasForMarinke Has Arrived!

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I spent the long weekend in Larkspur (north of me in Marin) and when I returned back to San Francisco I found the first of the Mandalas For Marinke contributions waiting for me. Opening this first package made me so happy. The mandalas are beautiful but more than that I just feel the energy and outpouring of love that went in to making them.

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Update on Disabled Veteran and Charity Crocheter Joe

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Back in August I published the story of Joe, a disabled veteran who crochets for charity to help him through PTSD and other health issues. At the time, he was in need of yarn, and several of you stepped up and sent donations his way so that he could continue to heal himself and others through crochet. I thought that you might like an update about what he’s been doing since then.

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