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Old 07-26-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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Okay.... Need help and need it FAST! Please!
Okay, here's the deal. My family is adopting a special needs little boy (1 1/2 months) with bilateral schizophrenically. Our 100+ year old house (we are living here) is unfinished, upstairs completely gutted, ect. It all needs finished by the time the Social worker come to check us out. But we are running low on building supplies, and my dad took a pay cut. Day to day, we are *fine*. But when you suddenly throw in adoption fees, agency fees, homestudy fees, baby care fees, you can tell the money goes fast. I have exactly 7 days to knit a bunch of (NON copywrited.... I wouldn't sell something I wasn't supposed to!) knitted/crochet crafts to sell. I need some really fast knits/crochets. Ideas???? I want it to look nice tho.... Not real tacky stuff. That just gives knitting a bad name. Any one? Help?
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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Tropicflower24,

Since you are from the state of Missouri, how about some toboggan hats? It does get very cold there. I have a very simple pattern that use worsted weight yarn & can be done in a day. Also, maybe some book marks or dishcloths? Just a few things that popped into my mind. Hope this helps.
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I would also suggest hats as they are quick.

No offense, but why would someone make such a major step when they know they aren't ready? It almost seems like putting the cart before the horse, but I'm sure there are thing of which I am unaware.

Cudos to your family for caring enough to make such a commitment.
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No offense taken!!!

Well, we have some controversial beliefs, (and I won't go into them for fear of starting another hot topic ) and one of them is, even if it doesn't make sense, go where God leads you. And we all know that this little boy has something to do with us, and we are going to play some sort of role in his finding a forever family, whether that be us or ..... ? God has a plan and it's not up to me to question it.
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How about some knit or crochet fruit and veggies? Maybe you could sell it to a farmer with a farm stand or one who sells at farmer's markets.

Reusable shopping bags. I've seen people carrying these mesh bags and I think they are crochet, but I'm not sure on that.
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Wow, I can't think of anything you could knit or crochet AND sell within 7 days, but I wish you luck.

On another note, I'm not sure what you mean by "bilateral schizophrenically." I'm guessing you just got the exact terminology wrong and it's some type of schizophrenia or that his parents have schizophrenia? Either way, I'll say a prayer for your family and that sweet little baby. Will you post pictures when he arrives?
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Fast knitting project
Hi!

Last fall, when I was just getting back into knitting and wasn't very fast at it, I made neck scarves for my whole family. They went very fast, so fast that I had 11 extra that I wrapped up in clear celophane and ribbons, so people could see the colors, and got our local beauty shop to give them out to their elderly customers who could use an extra bit of warmth.

I used one skein of homespun yarn for each scarf and cast on 12 stitches with yarn from the center pull strand and the outside strand, so I was knitting with a double strand of yarn from the same skein on size US 19 needles. Boy did they go fast!

Knit every row (garter stitch) and just keep going 'til the skein is used up. The scarf will be just the right length and the homespun is incredibly warm. Beautiful, too. So they should bring some bucks!

Best of luck and thank you all for caring so much for one of God's challenged children.

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Great idea! Thanks Ruthie!
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We now have a website set up with updates and such. The website is www.calledtoadopt.110mb.com

Check it out please! Dad only has the first page up, but others are soon in following. (Mom and Dad's pics aren't up yet as we haven't got a good family picture taken yet, and we all want to be k9tog there.
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