While in California, I asked my mom if she would teach me to crochet. She's been making baby blankets/afghans for Project Linus for three years, an organization that has volunteers across the country make blankets and afghans for children who are "ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need."  I thought crocheting would be something I would greatly enjoy, and I do, and I love being able to contribute to this project .  It took me a couple of frustrated days and botched pot-holders (thankfully, she was very patient with me!), but I completed my first blanket last night! 
by mlekoshi