Baby Love Blanket Drive 2010

It’s that time of year, crafty folk! Twisted is once again proud to be taking part in the Baby Love Blanket Drive by offering a 10% discount on yarn for a baby blanket, and by being a drop-off site.

We have oodles of yarn that would be perfect for this project! Like, Berroco Comfort. Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Superwash. Dream in Color Classy. Or Groovy. Dale of Norway’s Baby Ull (a great customer made a little blanket for Hazel out of this yarn, and it’s super soft and washes like a dream). Cashmerino. Or, any sock yarn (superwash, soft wool – what could be better?)

If you’d like to purchase yarn for this project, but aren’t local, or want to purchase online, we ask that you call us instead. (503.922.1150). Our webstore is not yet set up to give discounts for specific instances. Sorry for the trouble!

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What is the Baby Love Blanket Drive?
The Baby Love Blanket Drive is a 2 month long, charity craft-along (Oct- Dec) where people in Portland, Oregon (and beyond) will knit, crochet and quilt blankets for newborns in need.

Who Benefits?
YWCA Yolanda House and the Washington County Foster Closet
All of us at have seen the price babies pay in the Northwest when they are exposed to domestic violence, abuse or neglect. We can’t save them, but we can give them comfort and we think you can too.

Why are we doing this?
In 2007, five doulas decided to help keep babies warm over the winter by sponsoring a handmade blanket drive for the Portland area. In 2008, Willow Birth ran the drive and Ayla Birth has taken over the drive for 2009 and 2010. Regardless or who runs the drive each year, the mission is always the same: comfort for those in need.

Why handmade blankets?
We believe that an item made by hand and with love is more valuable than a store bought one, and we believe that all babies deserve to have something special made just for them. Each of us has the power to create something lovely, but if we band together, we can create a thousand lovely things, a thousand loving hands creating comfort for newborn life. Of course, any item that you personalize with love is handmade, so if your idea of handmade is a bit of embroidery or a fleece kit, we welcome those too!

Blanket Requirements:
Large Blanket: 37″ x 45″ or Small Blanket 27″ x 34″
(If your blanket comes out slightly smaller or larger, that’s fine)

Type of fiber: Any fiber that is machine washable (baby goo will be on this blanket)and soft to the touch. You can use natural fibers such as wool, alpaca, cotton and angora, but keep in mind that some babies have highly sensitive skin.

Weight: Baby Sport, Worsted or Chunky depending if you want to make a light or heavy blanket.

All blankets must be completed by 12/20/10.

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