We've got 3 projects for the New Year. Our local hospital has requested downsized, homemade receiving blankets for the babies that don't make it home. I refer to them as "Angel" blankets. In 3 weeks the OB ward received 20 of them. Based on this response, the main hospital wants to be included as well. They had been purchasing them. According to a volunteer they will need 4 to 5 each month for both hospitals. the babies are photographed and the blankets are placed in memory boxes for the parents. I'm sure some will think this to be morbid. However, if I can help, in even the smallest way, someone who has experienced such a loss, count me in.
Our 2nd project is lap afghans for the VA hospital
And my 3rd is 100 scarves for the Indian School in MT. I've got 4 completed already.
Somewhere in all this I've got 3 wraps to make for Christmas. I'll be knitting away in 09 and loving every minute.