Nittany Knits

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

So -you are soooooo over the scarf thing, even if it is for a great cause. What else could get you digging through your stash and get your needles clickin'?? How about a blanket for Project Linus? Their mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers”. As of March 31, 2006, the total number of donated blankets to this organization was 1,639,630!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check out their website for patterns, if you don't have a favorite kids blanket pattern already . The blankets we collect on Oct. 14 will be given to the Howard County Chapter of Project Linus.I know some of you will think I have lost my mind, but CROCHETING goes alot quicker when making blankets. Try it, you might like it. Keep in mind, they donate to neo-natal units up to teenagers. All blankets must be washable, handcrafted, free of perfumes, smoke, and animal hair. The blankets must be in child friendly colors and patterns Every blanket includes the name and address of the blanketmaker.


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