I am one of the kids with the OFA and I recently informed Tina Raheem
of a little project the girls at my job are doing with me and she said
I should ask you if you knew anyone who would be interested in helping
us. We are currently crocheting squares to be sewn into blankets for a
summer camp for foster girls. Some of us are also knitting entire
blankets, but we are offering to sew all the crochet squares together
into the blankets ourselves because it is kind of tedious and we don't
want that to discourage people from contributing. If you or anyone you
know would be interested in helping us make the squares we would be
ecstatic. We want to have a good number of blankets to send to the
summer camp by next summer. Just email me and let me know if you know
anyone who would be able to help us with our project and I will email
you the deadlines and the address to send the squares and blankets to.
Thank you so much!
You gotta keep on your toes around here. You just never know what you're gonna get at Norma's Somewhat of a Knit Blog. Just when you least expect it, it might even be ......
I pulled out my superwash wools and chose some colors, found my needles, and hot damn, I even remember how to garter stitch.
P.S. Lindsay has not gotten back to me yet about the details of what she wants. I have a feeling, as Elizabeth said in the comments, she might not know what she's gotten herself into with this group! But it just warms up this cold old heart to hear of an OFA recipient herself thinking about other foster girls going to summer camp.
I think we should take hold of helping her to organize this...Is someone up for volunteering to organize or help with the blanket drive? The thing I know about summer camp for girls is the blankets should be indestructible. Acrylic or superwash! We (as a group) should probably decide what size squares it should be, if it's squares, and maybe some knitting and crocheting groups can hold sewing bees or something? I'm making an entire log cabin blanket, and I'm loving it, because sewing up squares gives me hives. The less finishing I have, the better. And I'm guessing that throw size or twin-bed size is the size we're aiming for here.
Ideas? Ravelry group? (for someone else, not me, to start?) etc.?
P.P.S. Just heard from Lindsay. She says there is already a Ravelry group for this, but I've just done a quick search and cannot find it. Anyone? Help?
I have an address to send the completed squares or blankets to:
Student Financial Services
79 Fifth Ave, 5th floor