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Old 03-18-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada has gratefully agreed to accept any donations of baby blankets made by the Canadian branch of the Oddball Baby Blanket KAL - KnittingHelp.com.

The hospital has certain requirements for these blankets. They must be 3 foot long (36 inches) by 3 foot wide (130 stitches) and must not be either yellow or green. They must be knit with acrylic yarn. The journals that go with the blankets, that tell the child or child`s family the journey the blanket has made to get to them, must not have any reference to religion or any get well wishes.

The hospital has good reason for all these special requests. The requested length and width of the blankets is because they use the blankets to cover the isolettes during the daytime so the babies can sleep better, and this is the size they need for total coverage of the isolette. They also wrap the child in the blankets for cuddle time. They have found that yellow and green clothing or blankets make a sick child look much more ill. They deal with many types of people so they don`t want religion mentioned in case it goes against the family`s beliefs. They don`t want get well wishes in the journal because some of these children will never get well so they don`t want hopes elevated unnecessarily.

I`ll start the journal and the blanket. I`ll CO and knit 6 inches and then mail the blanket to the next knitter, who will add their six inches, and so on and so on, until there are 30 inches knit. Each knitter will have two weeks to complete their part of the blanket. The blanket will then come back to me and I will knit the last six inches (in the same yarn the blanket started with), bind it off, wash it and package it for delivery to the hospital along with the journal for each blanket.

If you are a Canadian knitter and are interesting in participating in this project, please PM me or leave me a message here and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Let`s show Toronto, Canada and The Hospital for Sick Children just how much Canadian knitters care about their younger generation!



P.S. So far we have three members. I am hoping to see that number grow. There are a lot of sick babies in that hospital. It would be nice to give each one a blanket!
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My part of Powder Puff is finished and will be shipped to the next knitter tomorrow.
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I'm in too after Knitgal. Come on Canadians, show your heart and help us with this project.
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I`ll send you the tracking number tomorrow when I get back from the post office knitgal. Thanks for becoming a member!
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Thanks Sue, you`ll get the blanket when knitgal is finished her knitting on it, so be on the lookout in a few weeks. Thanks for becoming a member.

Come on Canadian knitters! Let`s get busy and get those babies blankets to snuggle up with!
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I just updated the original Oddball Baby Blanket blog with links to all the blogs for the different regions of our project!
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Wow! Great blankets! I notice you can use yellows and greens! Soooo pretty! I love seeing all the different stitches but I must say that the ones that are just garter stitch look really nice too! Kudos!
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