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While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Joy in Charity Knitting

The Linus Blanket project was our first experience with charity knitting. We then decided to create a group blanket to be auctioned at the Coastside Senior Center. We have created three blankets that have been auctioned and are working on our fourth. (Each person knitting one or two different squares, but sewn together it is quite something.)

I then started a group at the Community United Methodist Church in Half Moon Bay...called the KNitting KNot...everyone is welcome whether they KNit or KNot. We have almost 30 who participate in creating lap blankets for a rest home in the area, baby blankets for Stanford Hospital, chemotherapy caps for Knitters by the Bay (a wonderful organization) and blankets for the county emancipated minors program.

Charity knitting is the most rewarding aspect of my newly (5 years) discovered hobby. We use "kitchen cotton" for blanket squares, and Homespun for very soft chemo caps. We usually knit from donated yarn (folks cleaning out their closets)but when it is time to buy yarn, we usually do use Lion Brand.

I love your newsletters and I hope you will continue to provide information about charity knitting.

We want to know where there is a need, because we have many willing hands to fill it!


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