Friday, January 14, 2011

Charity Knitting 2010...

So pretty much the month of December I traveled and I did charity knitting. I also entered into a challenge from Wool Durham from knitting the charity pieces.
I ended up knitting 6 children hats for a 5th grade class here in Des Moines. The teacher is a guy from our church. Of course he had more than 6 kids so there were 3 women total that made hats for his class. Picture of the hats below...I also found another great charity to knit for Blankets for Deployed Daddies. I'm thinking I will usually always have one of these on my needles at all times. There are 2 different patterns and take a little bit more than 1 skein to make. (which is nice) Here is something about the blankets from their website. "This blanket is designed to be a comfort to your little one from birth through toddlerhood and beyond. At 14"x20", the blanket is small enough to tuck in a crib or cradle, yet large enough to gently cover the newborn. Plus, it is the perfect size for toddlers to carry around. Babies have a sensitive sense of smell. It is one of the ways they are able to recognize their parents from birth. A mother’s amniotic fluid has a similar scent to her skin, so a baby recognizes his mother right away. So, when a baby smells a parent nearby, they are comforted! Cotton fibers are known for their scent holding properties. This blanket uses a cotton/acrylic blend to keep the shape and to hold a parents’ scent. The blankets are machine washable and dryable. After washing, the blanket should be "recharged" with the parents' scent. The parent sleeps with the blanket in their pillowcase for several nights so that it can absorb their unique scent. It’s important to not have the blanket positioned so that it would absorb perspiration, saliva, or other fluids. The blanket will hold the parents’ scent for as long as three months. It can be placed in the baby’s crib or bassinet to comfort the little ones as they sleep. I love using it for those nights when my son is restless. It keeps me from having to wake up so often to comfort him! These blankets are especially helpful for when parents must be away. When a newborn is in the ICU or when a parent is away, this blanket can be used to bring the feeling of home a little closer for our babies." Katrina back...I think this charity is one of my favorites because it helps bring families closer. Here are some pictures of my blankets...The original version of the blanket
The updated version of the blanket
So I actually won something from the Wool Durham Charity Knitting Challenge! A picture of what I got...a picture will be updated when I'm talking about the Dyeing process. :)


  1. What a wonderful way to share you talent. Just wonderful!!

  2. Aw, I love the charity blankets! So sweet.

    And I can't wait to see what you come up with, dying :)


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