Life is Often Too Seriously Taken, so for that reason, I'm going to post a silly poem from time-to-time. These first several will each be taken from a small booklet entitled, Lighten Up! 100 Funny Little Poems, compiled and edited by Bruce Lansky.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Knit and Crochet for a Cause

In January, several friends and I met to look for specific ways we could help others through knitting and/or crocheting. We have met once-a-month to gather for fun, encouragement, and mutual admiration! ;-)

We chose two specific projects this year... The Preemie Project (supporting the preemies cared for at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City) and Project Linus. The Preemie Project can use such things as little blankets, hats, burial gowns; all babies from the tiniest size to newborn size. Project Linus provides blankets to young people ages 0 to 18 years. Neither has specifically recommended projects, but do have favorite patterns. These can be found on-line.

Our first shipment to The Preemie Project was made last Friday, February 27. Here are photos of what was taken.
One member of our original group
has crocheted and knitted little blankets
for this cause for several years.

The majority of our blankets were of her creation.

This blue blanket and hat were crocheted by
someone who hadn't crocheted for a number of years.
Didn't she make a wonderful set?
These three little beauties were crocheted by a fellow
that didn't want to join us on our monthly meeting dates.
Yes, this is a "fellow" that probably feels
he'd be out of place at our meetings,
but he doesn't know how much we appreciate him!

This is most of the collection.
Guess who made all the little "standing hats?"
Me! :-)

This is a photo of my first round of mini-hats.
I'd been visiting my parents after Christmas.
The fruit will give you an idea of the size of the hats.
I couldn't resist!
And I'm now working on a set of little blue hats.

Please be watching for another post in a month or so.


Nutty Gnome said...

What a brilliant and thoughtful thing for your group to do for the premies - and the oranges with hats on did make me laugh!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Nutty Gnome, The fun thing about the little hats is that it takes about 2 hours to make each one. I'm into instant gratification! ;-) Plus, I can add so many details. Wait until you see my little blue hats! :-)

guinepigsrock said...

i life close to Iowa city and love to crochet

guinepigsrock said...

i live close to iowa city and crochet and knit sorry not life