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Subject: Knitting for Charity?
Date Posted: 9/22/2009 2:24 PM ET
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Does anyone know of any projects going on?  Last year a bunch of us knit some scarves for the Special Olympics.  It was really fun.  I haven't been able to find anything online about it for this year. 

Date Posted: 9/22/2009 2:35 PM ET
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Are you looking for a particular charity? There are ongoing knits for lots of charities every year. Project Linus is a great one, Most local hospitals have some sort of newborn hat and such. You might try Ravelry if you are looking for a particular one or you could try your LYS.

Date Posted: 9/22/2009 9:44 PM ET
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Snuggles Project http://www.snugglesproject.org/

The Ships Project http://www.theshipsproject.com/Home.htm

Project Linus http://www.projectlinus.org/

Afghans for Afghans http://www.afghansforafghans.org/

Warm Up America http://www.warmupamerica.org/home.html

Plus, Daily Knitter has a list of other ongoing charity projects here:  http://www.dailyknitter.com/charity.html

I don't know if Special Olympics will do another scarf drive since they got way more than they could handle last year. 

Last Edited on: 9/22/09 9:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 10/1/2009 8:07 PM ET
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I make hats for The Ships Project.  They also take slippers and scarves, and 7 inch afghan squares.  There are specific requirements for all these items explained very well on the website, with approved patterns included.  They post thank-you notes that they receive from the troops.  The hand-made items mean a lot to them.

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 1:41 PM ET
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Thanks for the ideas

Date Posted: 10/22/2009 9:02 AM ET
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I just knit my first chemo cap. It's a cloche style with a lace edge so ladies can feel pretty when they otherwise don't feel so good. Mine was for a specific person, but it was so quick and easy to knit I know I will make more. There are groups over on Ravelry that knit for various charities, and I know there are a couple of chemo cap ones.

Diane's Hat

Last Edited on: 10/22/09 10:19 AM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 10/31/2009 10:43 PM ET
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That's a really pretty cap!

Date Posted: 2/17/2010 1:22 AM ET
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There's a really sweet lady right here on PBS - April G. (tailyanker) - that is making afghans for other PBS'ers going through difficult times. She is asking for help in the "share& care" forum, so if you would like to help fellow PBS'ers head on over there! She is looking for people to make afghans, "lapghans", or even crochet squares that can be put together to make afghans. She's already made and sent out several, and she's just had heart surgery herself. What a woman! Come on, who wants to help her out?...

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 8:31 PM ET
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If you also want to have a hoot while you knit, you can start knitting some Knockers ;) http://theknittingexperience.com/knitted_knockers_program/I know some girls who are just having FUN with them by 'piercing' some and giving others tattoos.

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 11:44 PM ET
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what a great idea! (I don't knit though)

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 12:20 PM ET
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I found this sight for those of you that sew. I don't knit or crochet either. http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/index.html