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Old 06-19-2007, 08:16 AM   #1
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Need for baby items
Our church contributes to a program called "Into His Arms". The group provides burial clothing for babies found abandoned. I have been asked to contribute knitted blankets and caps.

How sad that these innocent lives end abandoned and alone. I feel the need to wrap these little ones in a hand-made blanket and by doing so wrap them in love.

If you would be interested in knitting simple, small blankets and caps please PM me.

I also have a stash of baby yarn that I would be happy to send to anyone who would like to contribute and needs some yarn.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:52 PM   #2
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Mary, Hi. I'm currently rearranging my yarn priorities. So I don't know if I'll be able to help your project or not. I think the program is so sweet. I wish you well and hope you get a lot of support.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for your kind words. If you find the time, there will always be a need------how sad is that.
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:05 PM   #4
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I'll be glad to help. Just send me your mailing address, or the address for the church or the organization.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:02 AM   #5
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Sandy, thank you!

I don't know how you find time for all the wonderful things you do!

I'll PM my address-----I think you have it from the Oddball blankets and shawls, but I'll send it again.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:45 AM   #6
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Newborn sized hats? My mom is a crazy fast knitter and loves loves loves to make hats, since she can basically do one in a night.

I'm gonna ask her if she wants to make some.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:53 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by MaryB View Post
I don't know how you find time for all the wonderful things you do!
Well, I have time, because I don't really like to knit for myself. I'm a plus-size girl, so it takes FOREVER to make myself anything. Plus, it uses a LOT of yarn when I do. (The only thing I really ever make for myself is socks.)

I don't knit Christmas gifts, because I did that one year, and didn't really see that it was appreciated as much as I thought it would be. So, I prefer to knit for those that really need it.

I have lots of yarn, because people are always giving me yarn for my charity knitting. (Once I got a bag full of 200 skeins from a lady who works for a yarn company!) So, I'm equipped to do lots of charity knitting.

I knit ALL THE TIME, carrying a project with me wherever I go. I knit at stoplights, doctor's offices, dentist offices, church, restaurants.

If I'm sitting, I'm knitting.
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:46 PM   #8
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I've just found this site today, while looking for charity knitting information. What size do you envision for the small baby blankets? I can knit baby blankets on the bus and the train.

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Old 07-08-2007, 07:47 PM   #9
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I'm working on a set right now for preparing a tiny baby for burial
(about 1 pound).

Here are the patterns I'm using:
Here's the hat pattern (I'm making the smallest one):
http://www.dimbleby.net/knitting/myp.../preemie1.html
Here's the bootie pattern: http://www.p2designs.com/images/patt...ordansSet.html
I'm also going to make a gown with this pattern:
http://www.geocities.com/tatt3r/knitxsmallraglan.html
And a tiny blanket with this pattern:
http://www.nancyhearne.com/drawingbo...leblankets.htm

Here's my progress so far:


I still have to seam the bottom and back of the booties, but that will only take a minute.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:35 PM   #10
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Thanks, Katie, for your interest.

Thanks, Sandy, for the patterns and suggestions.

The need is for any size----premmie to full term to several weeks of age. These tiny little ones need to be wrapped in love and remembered. Size is not the issue as much as love and prayers.

Blankets can be any size, 12, 16, 18" squares. Hats for premmies to to full term.

Please say a prayer for these tiny babes and for their mothers who felt they had no choice but to abandon their child. They will have to live with that for the rest of their lives.
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