Purling for Penguins

Filed Under (Charity, Patterns) by admin on 20-10-2011

Blue penguins in New Zealand are being helped by knitters’ effort. Here’s another way knitters can make a difference in the world:

A good yarn: Knitters make sweaters for penguins after oil spill

Skeinz Penguin Sweater Pattern

Enjoy!

Fall 2011 Charity Baby Hats

Filed Under (Baby Hats, Charity, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center) by Sandi on 04-10-2011

October 2011 Baby Hats Pumpkin Patch

October 2011 Baby Hats Pumpkin Patch

October 2011 Baby Hats in Fall Colors

October 2011 Baby Hats in Fall Colors

 

It’s Fall and Brookside Knitters have been busy all summer knitting and crocheting newborn hats for delivery to–Where else?–the Labor & Delivery section of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Each month we’ve contributed 25 hats suitable for baby boys and 25 for baby girls.  We enjoy adding special hats for patriotic holidays and moving toward fall colors for September & October.

I’ll include photos of the October “Pumpkin Patch” and “Fall Colors” selections and say that we are looking forward to the challenge of “Pilgrim Hats & Bonnets” for Thanksgiving.  All local members contribute, and the Fall hat group includes hats by Joy, Karen, Lenore, LuAnn, and Sandi.

When hats turn out to be too large for newborns we donate them to other charity organizations.  (Newborns  need hats 10-12″ around with no do-dads. They need to be washable, acrylics or cottons rather than wool to be especially kind to tiny heads.)

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