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auburnchick
03-06-2012, 11:38 PM
Hi all!

Some of you may remember that I used to head up the West Coast Oddball Blanket group. I gave that up when I went back to school to finish my degree.

Well, I haven't been around much in the last year or so...been busy learning how to teach...into my second year teaching high school...intensive reading to be exact.

Here's why I'm posting.

In the last week, I've learned that two of my students are pregnant.

It breaks my heart. These girls are precious to me but come from home situations that are difficult, to say the least.

I'd love, love, love it if anyone could spare two blankets to show my girls that the world cares about them.

Y'all have donated blankets to my students in the past, and they've been much appreciated. In fact, last year, I was at my son's high school's football game when a gal came down to me and showed me her young toddler, wrapped in a blanket that had been given to her by y'all. She never forgot the kindness.

I'd make the blankets myself, but as a new teacher, I am SWAMPED with paperwork, lesson plans, and online classes to get fully reading endorsed. I hardly have time to knit. :(

Would anyone be able/willing to donate a blanket?

Shandeh can vouch for me, as can some of the other knitters on the board.

If interested, please let me know!!

Thanks so much!!!

:muah:

I was wondering

GrumpyGramma
03-07-2012, 01:25 AM
Am I correct in assuming the blankets should be acrylic, easily washed and dried? Are we talking baby blankets here, if so what size?

I'm so glad these girls have someone who cares about them. It's such a sad situation.

auburnchick
03-07-2012, 11:00 PM
I think that acrylic would be best. That's typically what we've used in the past. These girls are going to need easy-care stuff.

And yes, baby blankets is what I'm talking about. They don't have to be extra large. I would just like the girls to have a little something to wrap their little ones in. They're starting from scratch with little to no money to buy essentials.

Thank you!!!!

Antares
03-08-2012, 09:39 AM
Are crocheted blankets okay (I'm thinking yes, but I wanted to make sure). And also, how soon do you need them?

Thanks!

auburnchick
03-09-2012, 11:12 PM
Hi, Antares! Thanks for asking! Crochet will be find, although I did get a response from one gal, and HollyP is going to send me blankets as well.

My school has SEVERAL students who are pregnant, so if anyone wants to send additional blankets, I will give them to the other students.

Your generosity is so APPRECIATED!! These girls have absolutely NOTHING and no money to buy anything with. I know it's going to mean a lot for them to know that people who they don't even know care about them and their little ones.

Hugs to all of you!!

DogCatMom
03-10-2012, 11:13 PM
"West Coast." Are you by chance in northern California?

DCM

auburnchick
03-11-2012, 12:01 AM
Nope. I actually live in Florida. I volunteered to head up the West Coast group when they needed someone to coordinate the blankets for that section of the U.S. :)

DogCatMom
03-11-2012, 12:56 AM
Ah. Thank you.

DCM

auburnchick
04-01-2012, 07:02 PM
I wanted to give a shout-out to GrumpyGramma. I received this beautiful blanket in the mail on Friday!! I'm so thrilled that I can give this to one of my students!!

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6231/7036678599_07e8e70879.jpg


Thank you so much!!!

:muah::hug::muah::hug:

Jan in CA
04-01-2012, 11:46 PM
Beautiful!

auburnchick
04-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Another huge thanks to this wonderful KH community! I received a package from Holly today...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7270/7065651369_3064a8bc0c.jpg


Oh my!!!

I took a few more pictures and blogged about it here (http://auburnchick.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/mastering-the-hodgepodge/).

Thank you, all! My girls are so fortunate to be touched by such generous folks as you!!!

:muah:

auburnchick
04-13-2012, 10:25 PM
I gifted all three blankets on Thursday. I received hugs and thanks from all of the gals. One was especially thrilled. She took her blanket to her next class and showed it off to her teacher and the other students. She was especially kind to me this morning.

A HUGE thanks to everyone!!!!!! You have no idea how much these blankets touch people's lives!!

:muah:

gmmarton
04-27-2012, 07:16 PM
The blankets are beautiful! I'm glad they found their way to Florida and auburnchick's students!