When I ran out of yarn, about halfway through the project, I discovered that Puppy Dog Tails had been discontinued. Thankfully, an ebay vendor had some available. But I then messed up the project so badly that I had to rip it off the needles and start over. The baby is now four months old, and I’m really hoping I can finish the blanket before he’s a toddler…or, at least, before he’s 30.
Knitters who are much faster and better at knitting blankets might want to visit the website for Project Linus, www.projectlinus.org. With local chapters across the United States, the nonprofit collects new handmade blankets for children in hospitals and shelters. It also gives them to children who are served by social services agencies. Knitting or crocheting a blanket for Project Linus is a wonderful way to bring much-needed cheer to children in need!
Although I’ve been singing the baby blanket blues, I’m happy to report that I finally finished adapting my Christmas-themed screenplay into a novella. Since it was published in February, I won’t be marketing it for a while. But when the season comes around again, I hope “Betting on that Christmas Magic” will bring the same type of warmth and cheer to people as Project Linus brings to kids in need and as much comfort and joy as my ongoing baby blanket project will hopefully bring to Baby Cooper…eventually!
Offer (good through the end of 2019) – Members of knitting ministries (and those who knit regularly for charity) who would like a free copy of “Betting on that Christmas Magic” can let me know through the Contact form, and I’d be happy to email you a free copy.