Current Projects

Richmond and Surrounding areas have a need for:

  • Baby items including blankets and hats.
  • Acrylic hats and scarves in all sizes, solid colors if possible, please.

Fredericksburg/King George has a need for: Please remember we need items for men as well as women.

  • Baby hats and blankets
  • Blankets of all sizes, for girls, boys, men, and women, Lap blankets, afghans, twin-bed size

Thinking of hats, do you love to make them, but scarves seem too much trouble? Or perhaps you really don’t like to do hats, but think scarves are fun. Why not “partner up” with a hat or scarf “Buddy” to make a coordinating set? Or adopt a lonely singleton hat or scarf that needs a partner the next time you are at the workshop. Winter is coming! Heads and necks will need protection!

We are currently in need of fingerless mitts for dialysis patients and we have yarn and patterns available at the workshop. You will find patterns for both knit and crochet dialysis mitts below.

We give you these needs in the event you want to create these items, but you don’t have to, as we prefer our volunteers create whatever makes them happy. We can find a new home for anything you care to make.

Click HERE for KNIT dialysis mitt.

Click HERE for CROCHET dialysis mitt.

Project Sizes, Supplies and Ongoing Projects

Project Sizes

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″
  • Blankets for Hospice/Palliative Care 27″ x 36″ (No fringe, no tie on’s if wheelchair blankets)
  • Baby Blankets
    •  32″ to 40″ square
    • Rectangles from 32″ X 30″ and up
  • 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)
  • Dialysis blankets: 60″ long.  30-32″ wide.
  • 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, Must be stretchy. Full term newborn needs to fit over a 5″ Styrofoam ball.
  • 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.