Sunday, February 22, 2009

Special Delivery

Knitting on Oddball Baby Blankets is a lot of fun, but knitting only one section and sending the blanket to the next knitter makes it difficult to visualize the finished item. The satisfaction of helping is limited to that one section, especially if you are one of the beginning knitters.

The West Coast Oddball Knitters are a productive group with seventeen blankets completely finished and at least fourteen more in various stages of completion. Recently, the group coordinator prepared the blankets for delivery.

She laundered and sorted the blankets, matching each with the cards that accompany the blankets. Each knitter signs the card before mailing the blanket to the next knitter, and the card and blanket are given to the baby's parents.

Blankets were sorted as to size: full-sized in one pile and

preemie-sized in another. The blankets will be donated to a hospital in our western region.

It warms my heart to know that I have helped with this project.

6 comments:

  1. That is so awesome - the way each of you do these odd ball blankets. The finish products are adorable. Thanks for all the donation work that you do. You will continually be blessing by it. Love Deb

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  2. I enjoyed seeing all the blankets on the blog. Way to go, West Coast Oddball Knitters!

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  3. That's a great project! My knitting guild donates all the blankets we make to local hospital nicu units.

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  4. I ALSO LOVE THE BABY BLANKETS. I KNOW THE PARENTS THINK A LOT OF THEM AS WELL, JUST KNOWING SO MANY LOVING PEOPLE HAVE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE A GIFT FOR THEIR BABY. IT HAS TO BRING A TEAR TO THEIR EYES.

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  5. Seeing them all bagged up like that makes you realize how much knitting goes into that worthwhile charity.

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  6. I am always thankful to people like you who are doing these things! I had a younger sibling who died as a baby. The hospital that he was at had a group that put together things like clothes to be buried in. Something so simple was such a blessing to my family. Our grief was made ever so slightly less, by the volunteers that offered that up to us. It was not that we couldn't afford that outfit. It was the thought that who wants to go shopping for that kind of an outfit! You need to see those acts of kindness, when you are faced with such a tragedy. Helps keep your faith in people, and gives you something to think positively on. Still such a strong memory for me!
    Rebecca
    RootsAndWingsCo.blogspot.com

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