We make the current needs known to ‘keep you in the loop’, not to say that these are items you must make but to give you the opportunity to meet an immediate need should you want to do so. Please make whatever you enjoy making as we will find a home for it.
Richmond and Surrounding areas have a need for:
- 32 X 38 blankets (knit or crochet) with NO HOLES for use to cover incubators at MCV
- Wheelchair lap blankets and chemo blankets of 27”X36”
- Purple blankets to be given by HDH to mothers who have lost an infant (36”X36”)
- Dialysis blankets (36”X72”)
- Hats for people of all sizes (baby hat patterns are included at the end of this newsletter.) Please use any color other than red for these hats.
Fredericksburg/King George have a need for:
- All baby items
- Blankets of all sizes
Find a crocheted baby blanket HERE
Find a knitted baby blanket HERE
Project Sizes, Supplies and Ongoing Projects
As always anything you want to make we can really use to help fill the bins in the shop and warm the hearts and bodies of those in need.
- Chemo Hats for Guys and Boys
- Socks for the Homeless – prefer white, non – Wool socks. Tube socks work well (no heels to deal with!)
- Chemo Blankets/Shawls 30″ x 48″
- Tie-ons blankets for Hospice/Palliative Care 27″ x 36″ (No fringe, w/72″ tie I-cord or single chain using double yarn)
- Baby Blankets
- As small as a 24 inch square up to as large as a 40 inch square
- As small as a 24 inch rectangle up to as large as a 40 inch rectangle
- Children’s blankets (for clutching or draggin’) 24″ sq up to 36″ or 40″ & not necessarily square
- Bone Marrow Transplant Unit blankets Large and COLORFUL! (Just enough to cover the top of twin bed)
- Home Again (Battered Women and Children’s Shelter) large enough to wrap a small child in cold, drafty house
- Chemo Hats Small, medium and large sizes for both adults and children
- SPCA rounds or squares 15-18 inches up to 3 feet to fit crates using leftovers of mixed yarn, wool, blends, cotton or acrylics
- Squares 12 inches to be stitched together into blankets
- Infant Hats Preemies- not too small, should fit a large orange. Must be stretchy. Full term newborn to fit a large grapefruit.
- Layette Sets Used as “take me home” outfits for newborns.
- Bears and Toys New bears from Dollar stores, dressed with knitted or crocheted outfits. Given to sick, scared or needy children in ER, clinic, oncology, hospice and other areas.