Free Yarn

What do you do when you get some wonderful yarn that’s FREE? You find a project and knit it up.

My sweet sister gave me a skein of multi-colored bulky yarn. Too be honest, I’m not sure the brand or color name, for there was no label. With only one skein, I opted to make a baby blanket.

Baby blanket

I used almost every inch of yarn. I simply cast on 55 stitches with my #10 needles and knitted in a simple garter stitch until I was almost out of yarn. Then I casted off and wove in the ends. The result was a super cute baby blanket.

The only thing left to do was decide what to do with it. Thankfully we are past the baby phase around here, as are my sister and sister-in-law. But with the help of the internet, I found a solution – Stitches From the Heart.

Stitches from the Heart, with the help of volunteers all over the country, donates baby items to families of NICU babies. After having a niece that spent almost 3 months in the NICU when she was born with a heart defect, helping another family touched me. That time in the life of our was very stressful and we relied on prayers to get us through. I’m hopeful that this simple gift will be a blessing to another family at a difficult time. To learn more about Stitches from the Heart visit their website here.


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