Project Linus: A blanket and four preemie hats were given in June. The Santa Barbara Project Linus coordinator thank us and says they need adult size hats as well.
We are also collecting scarves for Handmade Especially for You, a charity which gives handmade “comfort scarves” to battered women in domestic violence shelters throughout California. They have given away many thousands already, and sadly, there is always a need for more. We would love to send them some scarves from our guild. they prefer scarves approximately 5 inches wide by 60 inches long, and they do not have to be machine washable! This is a great opportunity to use up some of that novelty yarn in your stash. They have free patterns available on their website, www.handmadeespecially.org, or you can use any pattern you like.
Reyna sent a scarf called “Peasant Scarf” and the pattern is available on her blog, www.yarninyarnout.blogspot.com, along with many other free knit and crochet patterns. Reyna is our community outreach coordinator and she says “Let’s yarn-bomb some people!” Contact her via her blog or our contact page.