good scrap yarn use

growinidahoAugust 21, 2010

You may already know but I just discovered a good use for leftover scrap yarn.

I took our cat to the vet to be put down. She had cancer. They wrapped her in a crocheted blanket that someone had donated. I was so thankful.

This winter I am going to use up my leftover yarn and make blankets to donate to the clinic.

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That's so nice of you. Someone else will feel happy that their dear pet is wrapped in a nice blanket you made.

Hospitals (human-type! LOL!) also take knit or crochet blankets for babies. This must mean a lot to people who have stillborn babies. I'm in the process of making one now, and if I don't die of boredom first, I'll be donating it to a hospital.

I'm so sorry you lost your dear kitty. We love our animals so much, and when they leave us, it really hurts.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2010 at 4:38PM
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Our maternity ward nurses are so grateful to get baby blankets, as some new moms don't have anything for their babies to go home in :-( The newborn sizes make up pretty quickly. I make them in a shell stitch or one large granny square.

Here is a link that might be useful: Afghan sizes

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 4:28AM
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Idaho, I'm so sorry for the loss of your kitty! We had one with cancer,'s so hard when you really can't do anything for them.

I just finished knitting a little pink blanket, just to use up some yarn, but didn't know what to do with it. Now I have some ideas!


    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 9:22AM
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