A reminder that our usual calendar has been changed! In August we will meet for blanket making twice – 4 weeks apart. Blanket days will be on August 1st and August 29th. Thus - no blanket day in September – all due to the way Labor Day is so late in the month this year.
We Love All Types of Blankets
I have been thinking about how many different ways there are to make a lovely blanket for a child. Since there is no “one right way” just let your imagination range and don’t limit your creativity.
The only requirement for a Linus blankets is that it should be serviceable, child friendly, new, hand made, and quality made. Make your blanket as though it were a gift for a loved child that you would want him/her to treasure and keep.
Our basic “Fleece Fringe Loop” blanket is an important mainstay to our distribution.
Some variations on that basic pattern include – “Western Fringe“ “Arrow Feathers” “Bunny Ears” “Jungle Grass” “Pinking Edge” and others.
We love to receive blankets that are “All Crochet or Knit” - soft yarn – no wool.
Also the “Crocheted Edge Fleece” makes a great blanket and can be edged with either a feminine or masculine look. The stitches are as many as there are people stitching them. Here are some examples:
“Flannel Receiving Blankets” are wonderful - machine sewn or edged with crochet.
Of course – All Types of Quilts are also kids’ favorites! Note: If you create one with raw flannel edges – be sure to wash it so most of the loose thread that will fray, has a chance to remove itself in the washer and dryer.
Hope you are having fun designing and creating blankets in your own special way - for the children that Project Linus serves.
Wishing you a happy – however warm – summer. Hugs to all of you and thanks for all you do.