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post #21 of 110
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Originally Posted by bluenail
Oh, and one more thing - if you are volunteering, please make sure to post a message on the original thread. I know that a lot of you are very well known and respected by MDC members (some of you even have fan clubs ), and I think that it might help some of those potential helper mamas sitting on the fence to see that you are helping in whatever way that you can. (Boy, that was one helluva run-on sentence. As a former English major - I am ashamed.) :
Will do! I hadn't done so but I'll go over and put it in writing - I don't know that it will help much but it can't hurt.
post #22 of 110
Jenn- If you want to get together for a sewing party, LMK!
post #23 of 110
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Originally Posted by mamamaya
Jenn- If you want to get together for a sewing party, LMK!
Are you kidding me? I'd love to!
post #24 of 110
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Originally Posted by Knittin' in the Shade
I don't think I've got time to knit (still working on my family's presents, and poor Aj was begging me for mittens this chilly morning!) BUT, I'd be happy to donate any of my patterns to those willing to knit them for mamas and bebes in need. Should I post on the thread linked above? I've probably even got yarn I could send along, as long as someone's willing to knit it
T, I had the same thoughts... I contacted the organizer Tracy to offer patterns for knitters to make gifts.
post #25 of 110
Thread Starter 
Hi Theresa - I think that I would really appreciate a copy of the wool ball pattern. It's quick and it uses up wool scraps (of which I have a plentitude). Thank you so much for doing this!

deb

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Originally Posted by Knittin' in the Shade
I don't think I've got time to knit (still working on my family's presents, and poor Aj was begging me for mittens this chilly morning!) BUT, I'd be happy to donate any of my patterns to those willing to knit them for mamas and bebes in need. Should I post on the thread linked above? I've probably even got yarn I could send along, as long as someone's willing to knit it
post #26 of 110
deb, I'm PMing you now
post #27 of 110
If somebody could post the dimensions of little kid's heads that would be helpful to me. I am wanting to make a little hat for the 9-12 mo size kiddo I am sending some used items to and I am not sure how big that size of head is. lol. I know my gauge, so I just need # of inches to cast on and # of inches high....like how far do I need to make the tube before I start doing a bunch of ktogs? Anybody have some info on that? If you know a number of sizes, hats are something that would be quick and practical for a lot of the kids.
post #28 of 110
Thread Starter 
I think the approximate sizing is:

NB - 6 months: 15 inches/40 cm
6 - 12 months: 15 - 17 inches/40 - 45 cm
12 - 18 months: 17 - 19 inches/45 - 50 cm
18 - 24 months: 18 - 20 inches/45.5 - 50.5 cm

I think that you'll probably need to knit about 10 rows (minimum) before starting to decrease your stitches. So say, maybe 6 or 7 inches of the tube, then start decreasing gradually?

HTH,
deb

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Originally Posted by Jennifer Z
If somebody could post the dimensions of little kid's heads that would be helpful to me. I am wanting to make a little hat for the 9-12 mo size kiddo I am sending some used items to and I am not sure how big that size of head is. lol. I know my gauge, so I just need # of inches to cast on and # of inches high....like how far do I need to make the tube before I start doing a bunch of ktogs? Anybody have some info on that? If you know a number of sizes, hats are something that would be quick and practical for a lot of the kids.
post #29 of 110
Thank you! I hope to start casting on today!
post #30 of 110
Baaaaaaaaaaa, baaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Have wool, will donate!
post #31 of 110
I'd love to participate.. but it would have to be something i send off after chirstmas.. the likelihood that i'll get my gifts done for family in time for our gift exchange is pretty slim as it is.. but if I can make and send just after christmas... that would be fab!
post #32 of 110
I still haven't heard back from Gemini...Maybe I wasn't clear enough about what I could do. Have any of you heard from her???? Or did you all PM Tracy??? I just want to get to work on a project so it can be sent out on time!
post #33 of 110
I sent her a message on the 26th and haven't heard from her, but I didn't really specify exactly what I could send when I PM'd the first time--I kind of said I could help where help was needed (regarding gently used items before this crafty idea got going). I haven't sent her another message regarding hand made scarves or whatever because I figure she's already buried in PM's, so we'll see.

This is a mammoth task...think "huge reverse swap" kind of thing, trying to match what people have with what people need for 54 different families!
post #34 of 110
Thanks for the reassurance Gardenmom I was getting unsure of myself...Hee hee!
I can only imagine how crazy all of the sorting is, especially trying to match up bits and pieces of lists with people. Yay to all of the ladies who are crafting! It really spreads the love
post #35 of 110
Thread Starter 
I haven't heard from Gemini either - mind you, I have a fairly full plate (I'm making things for the mamas that I'm also sending GCs to). I think that you can basically make whatever you'd like. Judging from the stories that I've heard, clothes (mostly innerwear rather than outerwear) in *all* sizes and gender are needed.

So, maybe there's a pattern that you've always wanted to make? Also, toys are good (Thanks for the pattern, Theresa!) - maybe choose toys that are good for all ages (balls, games, beanbags, etc. I the the playsilk kit... gardenmom for the idea.)
post #36 of 110
I haven't heard from Gemini either, but I did hear from Tracy. I am sewing and getting GC for one family. I thought I was the only one that hadn't heard anything, so this is reassuring.
post #37 of 110
I haven't heard anything either...I think she's just trying to get everything organized.
post #38 of 110
I heard back from Gemini about the toys and shoes I had to give, I was matched with two families, but I have not heard back from her about the things I am making. I figured I would make them and then send them to whoever needed them.
post #39 of 110
I am knitting a soaker (maybe 2) for a 4 month old babe. I heard back pretty quickly.
I'm using Jenny's free pattern and it's cute so far (Navy blue patons merino).
post #40 of 110
Yay, I got 2 more matches this morning. I had better get to sewing!!
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