Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blankets For All

It is REALLY cold here in Melbourne and according to the news it is cold almost everywhere so I got to thinking that everyone deserves at least a blanket!! Imagine sleeping rough without even a blanket to at least keep you a little warmer. I have come up with an idea! I have set a target of 150 single or larger size blankets for us to knit or crochet or quilt to give to those less fortunate. It is a way for us to use our 'crafty' skills to help keep someone warm.  If you crochet and just want to make squares do 6 rounds of any colour and then 1 round of black and send them to me and I will sew them up. It would be pretty cool to have a blanket or blankets made up of granny squares made by various members of Needy Stitches. The same would go for knitted squares. Cast on 50 stitches and knit til it is a square, send it to me and I will sew them up. Of course if you are in a sewing mood you could sew them together and send a completed blanket!! So let's get going on those squares and each blanket I get I will post a picture on the website and we can count them down til we have the target 150 completed!
Go to www.needystitches.com and see the blankets we have created


  1. Janice, I just sent you an email via the contact link on your website, after I joined up as a member. Not sure what I am supposed to do as a member, but am happy to be involved and able to donate various items when I can!

  2. OK, now I'm getting the hang of it...have just spent twenty minutes reading back through your blog, and it's all making sense to me! As I said on my other email, I can't knit or crochet, but the opshop where I work often has crocheted rugs donated, as well as masses of balls of wool, so I can buy them up and send them off to you if you need them. (Being a volunteer, I will get these at a reduced rate, especially if the manager knows I'm donating them to another charity organisation!)
    In the meantime, I'll keep making up quilt tops and sending them to Jan Mac.