Heute habe ich mal eine Babydecke fuer Euch. Das Garn fiel mir bei einem oertlichen Charity-Strick-Club in die Haende. Es ist so eine Art Chenille und superweich. Ehrlich gesagt will man es gar nicht mehr aus der Hand geben, wenn man es einmal in die Finger bekommen hat.

Die Strickgruppe heisst ‘From the Heart’ und spendet im Grossraum Richmond, VA viele verschiedene Handarbeiten fuer alle moeglichen gemeinnuetzigen Zwecke. Von Chemo-Muetzen an Krebspatienten ueber Handschuhe, Socken und Schals fuer Obdachlose oder auch Babydecken fuer Neugeborene im Krankenhaus. Im Grunde genommen kann man stricken/haekeln was man will und diese Leute finden immer jemanden, der es brauchen kann. Momentan laeuft eine Aktion fuer Mitglieder des Militaers, in deren Rahmen Babydecken fuer Neugeborene gesammelt werden. Dorthin wird meine Decke wandern. Ich werde zwar nie erfahren, wohin sie genau gegangen ist, aber ich habe sie mit vielen positiven Gedanken gehaekelt und hoffe, dass sie dem neuen Erdenbewohner Glueck und Freude bringt.

Today I have this baby blanket for you. I’ve found the yarn at my local knit charity. It’s some sort of chenille and it’s super soft. To be honest with you I don’t even want to give it away it’s so cuddly.

My knitting group is called ‘From the Heart’. They/we donate all sorts of handmade items in the area of Greater Richmond. From chemo-hats for cancer patients to mittens, socks and scarves for the homeless to baby blankets for newborns in hospitals. Basically they always find someone in need for whatever item you want to make. Right now they are collecting baby blankets for newborns of military personnel. This is where my blanket is going. I will never know where exactly my blanket ended up but I infused it with lots of positive thoughts and I wish this new baby lots of joy and happiness.

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  1. Oh, how cool! The colours remind me of rhubarb and custard sweets – did you ever have those? And did the yarn have pompoms through it, or is it the stitch you used? Anyway, it looks great… I’m sure someone will treasure this for years to come! 😀

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    1. I’ve never heard of those sweets. But it sure lets my mouth water …
      The pompoms are actually flowers. The picture doesn’t really show but the center of each granny square has this puff stitch flower which gives the blanket some extra omph. 😀

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      1. Extra oomph, and extra cosiness! Lovely 😀 Rhubarb and custard sweeties might be a UK/Ireland thing – they’re hard candies which are half sour rhubarb flavour and half creamy custard. Worth looking out for next time you’re on this side of the pond! Or I will happily send you some in the name of scientific research if you like 😀

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