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Charity Knit & Crochet-Along: Keep Up the Great Work!

August 6th, 2009

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This week we want to extend a big thank you with everyone who is crafting for charity. It’s been great reading about your projects and organizations. Here are a few comments we’d like to share:

Pam Says: I decided to take on a summer charity project early in June, so I am a bit ahead of the game. I have been knitting baby blankets for the Ronald McDonald House in my area. My goal is to complete one a month for June, July and August. I am about to complete my second blanket. I am using the Lion Brand Pound of Love.

Tammy Says: I regularly knit for charity. I have some leftover wool in the approved colors and am knitting helmetliners for our troops. I found out about the charity on this site. I have one done and would like to finish the one in progress before the end of summer. I calculated that with the yarn I have I can do a total of 7 or 8 altogether.

Sonja S Says: Thanks so much for motivating us! I have been telling myself for some time that I was going to knit something to impact someone‚Äôs life and I love the idea of a knit/crochet a long. So I pledge to make at least 6 knitted cotton washcloths to put into Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. And since I just joined Monthly Dischcloth knitalong I can do two KAL’s at once! =0) I’ll just do washcloths instead of dishcloths for the pattern.

Keep up the fantastic work, everyone! Be sure to share your progress with us in the comments, on Facebook, and on Twitter. If you’re still looking for a pattern, don’t fret. Here are some recommendations based upon your area of interest:

Preemie Hats

Afghans (for the Warm Up America! Foundation)

Chemo Caps

Prayer Shawls

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  • Claire

    I have finished 4 hats, a scarf and a small bunny for my Romanian charity and have tentatively started to organise a group of friends and acquaintances who knit or crochet with the idea of getting together to craft. I think I will feel even more motivated with people to share my hobby with.

  • Joan

    Well, I enjoyed making the square vest so much in the multicolored yarn that I’m working on the fourth one now. I intend to go back to making squares after this one is finished. The knit-a-square project has some great patterns at their site and I found a book at the library of 50 crocheted square patterns. So I’m good to go!

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  • Brandy and Victoria

    I LOVE THIS SITE! I finally got my afghan for angels project done and I am getting ready to send it out. My daughter on the other hand, had trouble deciding on yarn, etc, so she will be finishing hers up at her father’s house. Just wanted tosay, thank you lion brand for making all of your patters FREE!!! You guys ROCK!

  • Mac

    Joan,

    Would you please share the name of the book that you found in your library? I’m curious to see the 50 patterns you speak of. Almost interested in doing something different. Thanks in advance.

  • http://douglasdiner.multiply.com/journal Flo Grasser

    Personally I don’t think that Mr. Handsome has received enough accolades for his humanitarian efforts. In my opinion a lot of celebrity do-gooders are totally phony and engage in so called good deeds merely for positive publicity. I have to say that I don’t think that George is one of the phonies out there in the world of celbrity do-gooders. I admire what he is doing for the Haitian people. I wish more celebrities were as real as he is when it comes to helping out those less fortunate in the world. So kudos to George and his desire to make this world a better place.

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