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Old 08-18-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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This morning as I was chatting with Christina (Rabbitrescuer and RaeknitsnWa or Rae), we saw a link for a member of The Lakota Tribe out of Dakota, this man is a Veteran and he lives on $17 a month out in the middle of nowhere literally. No heat/water except for what he provides himself. I am a member of The Yurok Tribe out of northern California, my mom lives there with her husband. They do not have electricity or running water either but it is not as bad as the man in the article. The Reservation is not a place of prosperity at all. The is one gas station and one store down the road and that is if for miles and miles. My mom works at the Indian Health Clinic so she knows the people there, she knows what is needed. They have talked about doing something and she knows I knit so I was on her list to bug! Well, we beat her to it, Rae and Christina came up with a wonderful idea, they wanted to knit hats, scarves, little toys, anything that the people there could use. Rae really ran with it and started a blog, http://knitforhope.blogspot.com/. As my mom says "A good heart and a generous spirit is so very valuable".

I understand that there are a lot of charities out there but if you can knit a hat or two and pop it in the mail for them, it would let them know that there are people outside of the Reservation who do care.

Thank you for reading...
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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ok here are three baby hats I've finished so far - #4 is otn. I also found these packs of 3 pairs of socks for $1 at the Dollar Tree to send along with the hats



I used Bernat Softee baby - Pink Paradise for the 2 hats that are pink/purple/white
Patterns are: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-easy-baby-hat &
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...r-stretchy-hat
Third hat is made from Hobby Lobby Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby - Playtime Ombre & using a pattern I got from my LYS - Yarn Explosion
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:43 PM   #3
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I, too, just finished a hat:








The pattern was written by Shandeh and is located here.

The yarn is Plymouth Yarn - Dreambaby D.K., color #205.

What a super-easy pattern!
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:40 AM   #4
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Hi all! I just finished a pair of Lacy Rib Baby Socks...






Now I have a set...with the hat previously completed...


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Oh yay! I'm sending a bag full of handknit stuff that was all made by Lestrella, here in the forum.

She gave it to me, because she knows I'm always knitting for charity. This is the perfect place for her stuff.




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Oh my gosh!!! What lovely goodies!!!
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WOW! Thank you so much! They will be very much appreciated by everyone!
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I have already sent a message to Lestrella, to let her know where her lovely knits are going.
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update
Just wanted to let you all know that my mom has received 2 boxes of items, between the 2, there are about 30-40 hats (), a beautiful mauve baby blanket, some socks and some non-knitted items like diapers and soaps! She was very impressed with them of course! I told her she HAS to get pictures before she hands the stuff out and she said she would today. One box was from South Carolina and the other California. Will post after she sends me the pics.

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I have a bag full of hotel sized soaps , shampoos etc. Could these be useful as well?? I could put them in a flat rate box along with some knitted items. Thanks, Becky

Okay, so I just read the blog and found out that the toiletries will be useful as well. I'll get them sent off soon..
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