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eatyerhartout
« on: December 16, 2007 02:23:12 PM »

I don't know how many of you receive the LionBrand Newsletter, but this week there was a special charity feature on the Snuggles Project. The article (it's a short one) can be found here.

I think this would make a great knit-a-long. We could each make a few little blankies for the cats and dogs in our local shelters. There is a directory of shelters on the Snuggles website under FAQs. The shelters with the snuggle kitty icon will accept snuggles. If there are no shelters accepting snuggles near you, you could always call one up and ask if they accept easy-care blankets or towels.

There is also a list of patterns and suggestions on the website, but here is the rundown:
~ Easy to clean acrylic or cotton yarns of any weight (preferably doubled worsted or chunky for cushyness,
   but anything's fine).
~ A range of sizes can be made, here's the general guidelines:
             14"X14" for kittens and small dogs
             24"X24" for cats and small/medium dogs
             36"X36" for medium/large dogs
~ Any pattern or colors can be used, as long as it's made with love (although it is recommended that donators   
   refrain from using open stitch patterns as they don't provide as much warmth and can lead to tangling).

This is a great project for anyone wanting to use up their stash of acrylics/cottons, who's on a budget, who would like to give a little to animals in need, and who have some free time to enjoy knitting!

Sooo...who's with me???
« Last Edit: December 16, 2007 03:27:13 PM by eatyerhartout » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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jesthestar
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007 10:32:24 AM »

Once I am done with my last bit of holiday knitting, I will!!! I love animals, so I am all for helping them out Cheesy

I also made a group for Ravelry members: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/snuggles-project
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have2craft
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007 04:56:30 PM »

What a great idea.  Once I'm done with holiday gift-making, I'd love to join.
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eatyerhartout
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007 08:12:46 PM »

I'm so glad you guys will join! And great idea, jesthester, to start a group for it on Ravelry. I here Ravelry is great. I'll also need to finish up some things before I can get busy with this. (I'm also starting a job tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes! I'm kinda nervous about it. It's my first real job. lol.)
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007 08:30:25 PM »

I would like to make snuggles, too...but I don't knit, I crochet. I have to finish up holiday projects as well, but if a crocheter can join you I'd love to! I have 2 adoptees myself.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007 12:34:42 AM »

I'm so glad you guys will join! And great idea, jesthester, to start a group for it on Ravelry. I here Ravelry is great. I'll also need to finish up some things before I can get busy with this. (I'm also starting a job tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes! I'm kinda nervous about it. It's my first real job. lol.)

Thanks! I'm unhealthily addicted to Ravelry! Smiley Good luck with your new job Cheesy
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eatyerhartout
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007 09:30:13 AM »

I would like to make snuggles, too...but I don't knit, I crochet. I have to finish up holiday projects as well, but if a crocheter can join you I'd love to! I have 2 adoptees myself.

I crochet also, so I've already started a Snuggles Crochet-a-long. No one's joined, yet, though.  Sad
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eatyerhartout
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007 09:31:29 AM »

I'm so glad you guys will join! And great idea, jesthester, to start a group for it on Ravelry. I here Ravelry is great. I'll also need to finish up some things before I can get busy with this. (I'm also starting a job tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes! I'm kinda nervous about it. It's my first real job. lol.)

Thanks! I'm unhealthily addicted to Ravelry! Smiley Good luck with your new job Cheesy


Thanks! I hope the jobs goes well. I start in just a couple of hours. It's just my luck that I have an upset stomach on the first day, too!  Embarrassed
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have2craft
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007 12:55:39 PM »

I crochet also, so I've already started a Snuggles Crochet-a-long. No one's joined, yet, though.  Sad

I will since I do both.  I sew, too, so I may be making some that way, too.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2007 10:01:07 PM »

Oh, cool! I will look for the crochet along right now! Grin
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eatyerhartout
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008 12:29:44 AM »

So, has anyone started on their Snuggles? I haven't started any knit ones yet, but I will be soon. I'm thinking of trying out a ripple pattern, or some other stitch from one of my Barbara Walkers.

(Oh, and on a sidenote, the job is going well!  Smiley )
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jesthestar
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2008 12:44:32 PM »

I started mine!

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