I’m on a roll, continuing with my volunteer projects! Knots of Love is such a deserving organization distributing handmade items to people in need, that I decided to make and donate a baby blanket to them.
My last post was also about donating my handmade items to Knots of Love. I had just joined Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club and my welcome kit included a project to crochet chemo caps for Knots of Love. Read more about my unboxing and new club member’s experience here: https://handmadebyraine.com/unboxing-annies-caring-crochet-club-welcome-kit/
So, besides donating your crochet items through Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club, you can also go straight to Knots of Love and pick a project you prefer. You can find lots of cute knit and crochet hat patterns to make and donate. I chose to knit a baby blanket because when I saw the photo of Clouds of Love Neonatal Blanket on the blanket pattern page https://www.knotsoflove.org/nicu-blanket-patterns I fell in love with the beautiful pattern.
I happened to have Bernat Softee Baby soft lilac yarn at home to start knitting right away. I will make sure to knit the blanket in white too because I suppose white clouds are more common than lilac…
A word about Knots of Love…
The organization was started in 2007 with a mission to warm the hearts and heads of those experiencing traumatic hair loss. Volunteers lovingly knit and crochet caps for those struggling with treatment-induced hair loss and tiny neonatal blankets for fragile new lives in incubators. Knots of Love caps and blankets serve as a constant reminder to the patient and their loved ones that they are not alone. All Knots of Love handmade creations are distributed free of charge to hospitals and treatment centers throughout the country, and most importantly, at no cost to the patient receiving the caps.