Some of you have requested I put up a wish list so you will
know what we are currently needing so here goes :0)
Knitted Boobs - ongoing - we will always need these!
Blythswood have requested warm clothing and lap rugs so their priorities at the moment are:-
For the Elderly
Hot water bottle covers
for babies and kiddies
all warm clothing and blankets and toys
in sizes from 10" to 18"
Blankets (15" to 26")
wee moses baskets/cribs from 4 to 6 inch up to 16 to 20 inch
For Mortuaries and Undertakers
Tiny blankets from 10inches done in 4ply or finer
hooded wraps as above
wee bears or other toys made in matching pairs - 1 to go with the angel - the other for mum
Linda MacDonald Foundation/Hope & Aid Direct/Hope4Children/Pegasus Childrens Trust/Scotia Aid/Funsani/springs of Life School/Hearts on Fire/Mongolia
We will make for these special children
(sizes from newborns to 16 years)
school uniforms (Navy and Grey v neck jumpers and cardies and beanie hats for Pegasus - we also need Burgundy for Springs of Life)
Teddies for Tragedy
Teddies (to the correct pattern)
Bags for teddies
Toys of all sorts 8 to 10 inches in size is a good guideline - these are used by ambulance and fire crews to give to children who are caught up in accidents etc.
For our Troops
We have been making balaclavas in DK yarn - dark colours - for the troops to wear when asleep as it gets very cold at night in the desert.
We have also had our stitchers making cool ties for use during the day - these have gel crystals (used in planters to water plants) inside them so the soldiers can soak them to keep cool in the heat of the day.
For Seafarers (taken to the boats by the lovely chaplains from Apostleship of the Sea)
Little Hen have said they have enought for now but we are filling another box ready for when they need them - pattern is on the forum.
our stitchers can always make more of these wee bags for the IV's used for poorly children. Make sure the tapes are at least 1m long ;0)
Blankets for animal shelters
- from small 15" squares for pussy cats to giant warmers for Great Danes and Rotties - our animal friends love to be kept warm. Some of the members have even made dog coats as well - great for mutts who are recovering from nasty illnesses that might cause hair loss :0) We also get lovely pet beds and our recent challenge includes nose protectors for equines in Bethlehem and Palestine. Recent dog coats have been made waterproof with things like shower curtain material so we could send them to Romania where dogs are treated terribly.
We also need knitted or crocheted donkeys for the donkey sanctuary - we have some of their wee tags that you stitch into the back leg when they are done if you want to do some.
Obviously nice soft yarns would be preferable for the baby clothing and hard wearing ones for the blankets.
Right I think I have covered the majority of what we need at the moment - I will add to this and update as required.