Friday, January 18, 2008


I am not a great knitter. The twice a month knitting class I took at the library last year taught me a lot, but I still need to learn so much more. I figure the best way to learn is to practice, so I went looking for people to practice on and came up with these:

Mercy Home for Children310 Prospect Park WestBrooklyn, NY 11215+1 (718) 965 7342Sister Mary ChrysostomThe Mercy Home for Children was incorporated in 1965 and is committed to enriching the quality of life for those who are mentally retarded or disabled, and providing support for their families. Needed are mittens, scarves, gloves, and caps for young people, mostly boys.

Angel Guardian Home6301 Twelfth Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11219Sheila N. Pelan, executive directorWe have been serving children and families for over 90 years. In 1899, the city asked the Sisters of Mercy for help. The Sisters opened the Angel Guardian Home to ninety little girls. Most of our programs could use your help. We always have need for toddler mittens and sweaters, and gloves, hats, scarves, and blankets for newborns to 18-year-olds. It would be helpful if the articles are in unisex colors. Knitted items in the past have enabled our McAuley residents to enjoy the winter snow. The little ones get all bundled up with hats, mittens, and scarves, and go outside and build snowmen. Nap time is very colorful at McAuley with the different blankets covering the babies in the nursery.

or how about this???

This blog is about knitting bandages for lepers in Viet Nam.


Heidi said...

Hi Terri! My mother makes a very simple hat for premie babies and for cancer patients. She donates them at a hospital in a city just north of ours. Why don't you ask her about that program. Her blog is KnittingPathsOfLife. She is a sweetheart even though I am prejudice with her being my mother and could tell you all about it I am sure.

Hugs ~

Paula said...

Those are all great programs! I participated in Hearts to Hands through the blog 'I was knit together in my mother's womb' last year. All the mittens we made went to inner city orphans in New York City. I loved doing that...