Sunday, October 04, 2009

Cookie Sheet Blanket Contest .....



This is a call for knitters to knit a baby blanket no bigger than a cookie sheet. Blankets will be distributed in the NICU where I work. We just don't get many blankets. We need them. Traditional baby colors will do, but we'd love you to branch out a bit. Use up those leftovers if you wish.

You could win a lovely prize. All who send a blanket by November 1st, ALL SAINTS DAY, you angels you, will be entered in the drawing.

Here are the rules:

Blanket must be made of yarn which is washable. Sorry, Hospital rules.

It cannot be bigger than a cookie sheet. Smaller is welcome also.

That's it. Those are the rules.

I'll post the prize by next week.

Mail a blanket to me

Kathy B

if you need my snail mail address,email me at Harpnut@gmail.com

41 comments:

Gigi said...

What a good idea! I'd love to make one for you. Don't mean to be tedious, but what size cookie sheet -- I have lots of different sizes?
Blessings,
G

Kathy said...

Thanks GIGI .....

silly me. 9 by 13 is the only cookie sheet I have ever owned. so 9 by 13.

Nancy said...

I will pledge to make at least one blanket for you. I also posted your request on my blog to hopefully reach a new group of crafters.

Kathy said...

Nancy : thanks! Appreciate you spreading the word.

Katherine said...

I think I have one in peach acrylic that is almost finished. It's square in the present state and I thought I was going to have to do a lot more knitting on it. Bind off and in the mail--that's it! Maybe I can even make another before Nov.

Grace said...

do you want acrylic my pretend friend, I will fire up the needles!

Allison said...

You are telling everyone where you live? You can't trust these pretend friends of yours...

Kathy said...

Dear Grace'
As long as it is washable wool or acrylic. Whatever you want! and Thanks

Al- let's not give that thought any power. There is too much goodness in the world to think like that. My blog is just a tiny spark in the cyberworld. BUt don't YOU ever do it!

Kathy said...

Okay Al. You were right and thanks. I took my address off . THose who don't already know it can email me and i'll give it to them. Thanks Sweetie.

Elaine said...

You can count on me. I'm sure I have some very nice acrylic here somewhere and thanks Gigi for asking the size - I have all sorts of sized cookie sheets including my grandmother's which are genuine antiques.

Ling said...

I'm going to try to get at least one blanket to you.

kathy said...

HEARD ABOUT YOU THROUGH NANCY'S BLOG. I DON'T KNIT BUT CROCHET AND SEW. WOULD THAT BE ALRIGHT? I CAN USE A SC STITCH SO TINY LITTLE FINGERS DON'T GET CAUGHT IN A HOLE. ALSO I DO A LOT FOR PREEMIES AND I WAS TOLD NOT TO USE WOOL.

Kim said...

I posted about it on my blog, too. I'll try to get something together. Got lots of knitting projects lined up for the fall....But, in my own words, a cookie sheet blanket is like 2 dishcloths.

Kathy said...

Kathy from Nancy's blog crochet or sew is also wonderful. The babies families would love them.

Kim, thanks for posting, Just don't use my address okay? I sort of goofed on that the first time.

Ling, How wonderful of you. I hate to have you pay all that postage, though.

Lauren said...

I'm in! I heard about this from the Knits with a Silent K blog and am happy to contribute. Good luck!

TripletMom said...

I love this contest! My girls were preemies & we still cherish every crochet, knit, & sewn item they received while in the NICU!

Karen said...

I was going to ask if acrylic was okay - but another pretend friend already did and you said YES!! I'm going to get started now!! :)

Kathy said...

Ongoing thanks everyone for the enthusiasm. Triplet mom your testiimonial is great and wonderful that you wish to do it for another premie or sick baby family. I have a prize to show you all soon.

Just to make it fun!

staci said...

I just found your blog through another I subscribe to. I would love to participate in this! Off to search the stash ;)

Sue said...

I'll take the challenge. I just finished a project, so I'll cast on tonight and make up a couple of little blankies. I made a whole stack that size for my niece's dolls when she was a little girl.

Estella said...

I'm off to check my stash right now! What a great cause.

Elaine said...

It's in the mail. What a wonderful thing to organize. Thanks Kathy

Kathleen said...

I think I can do a small blanket by then. I have a couple started that may work.

Nanc said...

Count me in! Heck, this is even the perfect project for my student knitter to get some practice in. I'll contact you offline for your addy.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great idea and I can send a crocheted blanket.

Swampechaun said...

Awesome!

I just sent you an email for the address. I have a blanket all ready to go!

Tobi

Sue said...

I posted about this on my blog today and have several people who want to help. I guess they'll be in touch for the address.

pixie13 said...

Hi! Got this posted up a few places to let people know. I'll try to get through a couple before the end of next week.

Sara said...

I will make one!

Donna S. said...

Great cause. Will start one this weekend.

gaylen said...

Hey Sweetie - first can you reply by email but I'll get that and I might not check back here soon enough.

Anyway - can they be fabric? I have a lovely stack of pink baby print flannel that would be perfect. But I don't want to whip them out if they won't work.

Thanks - g
gmariesews@gmail.com

Kathy said...

How amazing you all are! I havent' decided on a prize yet. It will be a good one! Wow. Again, I am overwhelmed with all of you and your generosity.

Im such a cheater. I am going to wait and see what you send, and then copy one of you! I am not good at making things up on my own.

I think the prize should include a cookie sheet dont you?

Alyssa said...

I have a lot on my plate right now, but can't resist such a worthy knit! I'll do my best to get a blanket or two to you by the end of the month.
:)
A

knit_chick said...

I take it the NICU would always have a need for this? I don't know if I could make the Nov 1 deadline/contest, but would you be accepting these anytime (through the end of this year, etc)?

Tamara said...

I will try to do this too! Thanks to Alyssa for letting us know about this.

LizzieK8 said...

I have one that is 20 x 20....is it way too big?

emily said...

Brilliant brilliant brilliant.

cold said...

This is a nice way to keep us busy.

Lulu said...

is it to late, or is this ongoing?

katty said...
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Claire said...

Are you still taking blankets (and hats) for the NICU?

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