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It is the mission of the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild to give knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to get to know other knitters, to learn new techniques, and to share their ideas, resources, and talents with the community.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Call For Baby Blankets

We got so involved in the program last week that Nancy Snow's announcement got forgotten.

First United Methodist Church (which provides us with a meeting room) is in need of small knitted or crocheted baby blankets.  A blanket is given to each baby baptized.  If you feel inclined to make a baby blanket for the church, please bring it to a Guild meeting.  Thanks.

I just checked on Ravelry.  They have 3,782 FREE baby blanket patterns listed today.  That's 1,921 knitted blankies and 1,831 crocheted blankies, 79 pages worth.  I didn't filter out any yarn sizes, needle sizes, or blanket sizes.  I suspect that even the pickiest needleperson could find one in that vast sea of choices.

I'm partial to the Happy Baby Blanket #829 (knit) from Lion Brand but then I'm a big yarn, big needles kind of girl.

I like this Chevron Baby Blanket from Purl Bee (more big yarn, big needles) too,

or there's the Around the Rosy baby blanket if you'd like to crochet one (sport weight yarn, so pretty and sweet).

So if you've got a few extra skeins of yarn and a little time on your hands maybe you can find a pattern that you like and make a blanket for a new baby's baptism. Every baby needs a warm and snuggly blanket to be wrapped up in, don't you think? 

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