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my name is melanie baxter i am a mother of 5 i have always done lots of knitting for my children and for charity and decided to start my own project k1 p1 project. this project is small knitted squares sewn together into blankets and posted of to different causes around the world eg:- hospitals,climics,orphanages,care homes,homeless and the list could go on. if u are interested in getting involved its simple.to knit a square in dk wool using 4mm needles cast on 35 sts knit 58 rows cast off using chunky wool and 5 1/2mm needles cast on 28sts knit 42 rows cast of. also needed any unwanted wool would be much appreiciated , also collecting good quality teddy bears and knitted toys to send to children , contact me by e,mail melaniebaxter@live.co.uk . many many thanx xxxx we also knit baby items , cardigans ,hats,mittens etc in memory of my daughter who was born sleeping x

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

beautiful toys from the lovely olwyn xx

5 hats and bootees from the lovely olwyn , thankyou so much for all your support huni x

50 squares from the lovely b davies , thankyou so so much huni xx

santa from the lovely rose brannigan thankyou huni , hes loely x

2 gorgeous toys from olwyn , thankyou huni x

5 cuddle snowmen from the lovely olwyn xx thankyou , i love these xx

lovely cardigan from rose brannigan , thankyou so much , love it x

cool snowman from the lovely sharron watson thankyou x

gorgeous finger puppets from the lovely sharron watson , thankyou so much x

Friday, 16 November 2012

18 pairs of mittens from the lovely marilyn , so swwet xx

3 baby cardigans from marilyn xxthankyou xx

15 lovely baby hats from marilyn , thankyou huni , they so sweet x

toys from dorothy potts xthankyopu very much huni , love them xx

9 jingle balls from the lovely dorothy xxx

blanket number 185 from the lovely dorothy potts xthanks huni x

donations from ann-marie , thankyou so so much huni xx

49 toys so far for the children in hospital at christmas xx

blanket number 184 xx

blanket number 183 xxfrom diane x

blanket number 182 xx

7 squares from the lovely ros delacy , gorgeous xxthankyou x

toys for the children from evelyn , thanx huni xx

3 stockings from the lovely lynda chester , xxthanx huni x

4 winter ducks from stitcher val , for the children at christmas xxgorgeous x

clown for the children in hospital over christmas , from stitcher val xx thanx huni hes gorgeous x

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

this is a message i have recieved from the emergency night shelter

Hi Mel,
Many, many thanks for the blankets.  I saw the 2 huge piles today.  Please convey my heartfelt thanks to your production team, there must be hours of work in those blankets.
We are setting the Emergency Night Rota up at the moment and will open as soon as we get a sustained cold period.  I know we have had a few frosts, but the air temperature is still above zero.  It always amazes me when I talk to the homeless how they are able to stand frosty nights and low temperatures.  Once open, we have agreed with the Borough Council that we can stay open even though the temperature might rise above zero, and we are planning to be open longer this year.
To address the hygiene problem, we have invested in laundry bags which will each contain a duvet, pillow and blanket (most likely one of yours) and then be allocated to one person who will use it each time they return.  They will not be given out to take away, because as soon as they get wet they are useless.
Again, thank you and your team for helping us to help the homeless and needy, and I assure you that the blankets will be well used.