Current Projects

As of September 1, 2018…

Richmond and Surrounding areas have a need for:

  • 32” x 38” incubator blankets (with NO holes)
  • Dressed 9” bears
  • Baby items (baby colors please)
  • Dialysis blankets, which must be 30” in width and 60” to 72” long
  • Sewn underarm pillows
  • Hats for adults (no cotton at this time please)

Fredericksburg/King George has a need for:

  • Baby items
  • Hat & Scarf (or cowl) sets for mothers
  • Hats of all sizes for schools – remember both girls & boys hats are needed
  • Blankets of all sizes

If you wish to avoid the hassle of deciding which colors work together when making a blanket, check the shelves at the shop, where you will find lots of kits waiting to be assembled.

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.

Also, don’t forget to include a label if you use wool to make something (for the care instructions) and mark the item with a piece of red yarn (separate from the white yarn used to attach the FtH tag.)

Click HERE for 9″ bear clothes patterns included in the September, 2018 Newsletter.

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″ to 72″ 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 Preemies- not too small, should fit a large orange. Must be stretchy. Full term newborn to 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.