14 July 2013

Snuggles for Shelter Animals

I was browsing [Ravelry] and came across the [Snuggles Project].

The Snuggles Project encourages people to knit, crochet, sew, or otherwise fashion small, machine-washable blankets for animals in shelters and rescues. You take the Snuggles to your shelter/rescue of choice on your and then report it back to the site to say you participated in the project.

I've been working some cat-sized (14x14 inch to 24x24 inch) blankets for the often beleaguered Wake County Animal Shelter. If anyone would like to join me, let me know and I can drop off a bundle. I'm almost up to one square yard of Snuggles knit! It's a TERRIFIC stash-buster for all that bulk acrylic I have lying around. Since I'm still a fairly simple knitter, it's also been a great way to practice more complicated stitch patterns (and by complicated I mean more complex than a 1x1 rib :P). I'm starting on a fisherman's rib blanket and it's SQUISHY.

Scrap yarn Snuggle!

[Snuggles Patterns] has lots of plushy stitch patterns to try!

And finally, a spreadsheet of my [running Snuggle yardage].

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