Knitting Kits for Operation Stay Warm 2014

Rex's First ShoesThis past week my toddler outgrew his first pair of sneakers!  He’s running and climbing and tackling little stairs.  So fast!
Knitting Kits in the GarageAnd this year I’m making knitting kits for Las Cruces Knit Charm again! For Operation Stay Warm 2014, we are going to knit 5″ by 5″ afghan squares and sew them together to make afghans and lapghans for the Camp Hope tent city yarn bombing on October 19th.  If we get a lot of squares we can spell out messages within each blanket.  Like fair isle.  But with squares.
Vintage Acrylic for Las Cruces Knit CharmI bought someone’s vintage acrylic destash on Ravelry.
Delicious Vintage AcrylicAnd I found a couple of vintage acrylic lots on ebay.  (Note: this fluffy frosted yarn is delicious to knit with!)
Yarn for Las Cruces Knit Charm
I wound the yarn up into mini cakes and sorted them by color.
Yarn for Las Cruces Knit CharmI organized them on my kitchen counter.
Knitting KitsAnd I made kits that include yarn and two free patterns for knitting 5″ by 5″ squares.  There is enough yarn in each kit to knit twelve or thirteen squares.
Mitered SquaresThe patterns I included are for mitered squares so you don’t have to worry about gauge.  I’m almost finished knitting up my first kit.
Knitting KitsI’ve given out over 30 kits so far and I have about that many left. They are available locally in the Las Cruces, New Mexico area.
Pink YarnI’ll be making more this week because I bought some more pink yarn to go with a donation of five skeins of coral acrylic.  I’m going to call the retirement communities in town to see if I can make presentations to their knitting groups to see if anyone would like to get involved in this project.

I’m so excited that we are going to have another big project this year!

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