Yarn Heroes, Chapter 1: Mama In A Stitch
Greetings fiber fanatics, crafters of all kinds and stitchers of all stripes! We want to help every crafter, from beginners to seasoned experts, unleash their inner Yarn Hero! This fall, we've assembled a super group of 15 of your favorite yarn bloggers and designers to inspire you to pick up your hooks & needles for a good cause. Every week, we'll be telling you the stories of these uncanny Yarn Heroes, finding out what issues and causes are dear to them, and giving you a closer look into the lives of these fine folk from the frontiers of fiber! Up first, the inimitable Mama In A Stitch!
LB: Tell us a little about unleashing your inner Yarn Hero – What inspired your charity project, "The Loft" Pom Baby Blanket?
Mama In A Stitch: A while back, I was researching blanket sizes to make a sizing guide for the blog, and I came across Project Linus. It just seemed so incredibly special. Now, having a child of my own, I can’t imagine the difficulty these families and children face as they battle serious health issues. I remember receiving a hand knit hat from the hospital when my daughter was born, and it meant so much to me! I specifically asked the nurse, “Is this handmade?!” When she said yes, I couldn’t believe that someone would take the time to make something so special for someone that they’d never met.
This was before I’d ever touched a crochet hook or knitting needles. I hope that the blanket that I’ve made can bring a smile to a family that is facing difficult times. I also hope to use up some of my partial skeins of super bulky yarn and use the same pattern to make a blanket for a cat or dog in my local shelter. We are major animal lovers in this house and my daughter will be especially happy to take that donation to the shelter with me.