June 2009 A Quarterly Publication for Care Wear Volunteers Surgical Scrub Caps Are A Big Hit! Please submit In This Issue: newsletter A Letter From Bonnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2-3 articles, photos, A Message About Surgical Scrub Caps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 9 Doctors Test New Weapon Against comments Eye Disease That Strikes Preemies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 15 and stories to: Kathy Vish’s Stitched With Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 24 firstname.lastname@example.org Crochet Column by Sara Greer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 30 Letter from Bonnie Spring greetings to everyone reading this June 2009 quarterly newsletter for Care Wear Volunteers . I hope that you are well, safe, and enjoying the transition into summer. I, for one, am amazed how quickly this year is flying by. We have included some wonderful photos and updates on surgical scrub caps in this issue . Many thanks to everyone who adopted this project and mailed caps to Chaplain Vaughn . He was really pleased to receive them and so were the medical staff members who received them! This is a simple sewing project that does not require huge quantities of fabric . I thought it was just perfect as a project for Care Wear Volunteers . Although the focus of this organization is hospitalized children, we have branched out in other directions to lend a hand where it will comfort hospital patients . Again, a lovely note & photo from the parent of an infant who received a Care Wear Volunteers knit/crochet hat . Everyone wants to see the infants wearing the donated hats, booties, etc… Wonderful to hear that parents appreciate all that you do! SEE PAGE 6 TO SEE A NEWBORN WEARING A CARE WEAR HAT . If you hear that someone is not receiving the quarterly newsletter, please ask if that person returned the form that was included in the December newsletter . I have extra copies of the March newsletter and am happy to send a copy to anyone who missed that issue . Of course, I will restore names/addresses to the mailing list so that future issues are not missed . Groups may submit names/addresses in one envelope . PLEASE write clearly and do not abbreviate names in the address . You may be familiar with the abbreviation, but I don’t know every town in ID, OH, MI, and TX!!! PLEASE write clearly so that I can enter the correct name, street address, and town . Sincere apologies when I make errors entering the information. When forms were returned there were some corrections to first and last names. Sorry!!!! Please be sure that you send me change of address notices so that your newsletter is not sent to the Dead Letter Box of the Post Office. Bulk-rate mail is not forwarded or returned. Last June I shared photos of my niece who volunteered for a half-year work assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan . She returned safely from that assignment, but is again in Kabul for a three-month assignment . At the last moment, her house & cat sitter fell through so I volunteered to assist . Her home is about 15 minutes east of Frederick so it is not an inconvenience for me. At age 64 I am finally entering the 21st century---learning to use the programmable thermostat in her house, learning to use & recharge her cell phone, and learning how to set/unset her house alarm system . All goes well, however, I’ve had a few visits to the vet office for a sick cat! I am now writing chapter five of my best-seller comedy novel, “What the House Sitter Never Knew!” Just joking!!! It did take some time for me to adapt to a differ- ent bed, two different cats, different noises, an alarm system, etc . As I write this I’ve been living in two places for six weeks . I am looking forward to returning full-time to my husband, my own cat, my condo, to one grocery list, etc! My car is a mobile warehouse—with coats, jackets, shoes, and other “stuff” in it!! Karyn returns June 8th . Care Wear Volunteers received thanks from a number of hospitals . Here is a summary: Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) sent sincere thanks to Marva Legel for her knitted ponies and black and white striped knitted ZEBRA (photo in this newsletter) . The knit pony pattern is an excel- lent way to use 4 ply yarn in “adult” colors . Marva has been producing knit ponies for a number of years---in navy, brown, grey, olive, black, etc… . Bright colored tails, manes, and blankets make them very very cheerful . The black & white pony (Zebra) was an adorable variation and was a great hit at FMH . Beth Israel Hospital sends thanks to the Ladies of Fanwood Presbyterian Church for large deliveries of quilts, afghans, sweaters, hats, booties, bears, dolls, balls, etc… The monthly lists of items delivered are a tribute to the ladies who participate in this effort . BRAVO to all of them!!! Thanks to Peggy Ficken for keeping me posted . The New London Family Hospital Medical Center sent thanks to Shirley Marsh for Continued on page 3 Letter from Bonnie Continued from page 2 sweaters she knit & sent . The hospital was delighted to be able to distribute sweaters to families in need . Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ) sent thanks to Diane (no last name included in the letter) for making & donating beautiful hats and baby blankets . “…Your generosity has really brightened our family’s faces . When we are able to hand them a beautiful gift for their ill infant or their infant has recently passed away, it makes them realize how much so many people care about their stressful times . I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your thoughtfulness .” Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH) sent thanks for handmade hats, booties, blankets, and layettes for their “…weeniest patients . I thank you very much . You are so caring and thoughtful to continue sending items to Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s NICU . Best of health to all and think spring!” For an interesting article about volunteers who participate in Care Wear Volunteers . The Hermit is the son of a Care Wear Volunteers participant . http://hermitjim .blogspot .com/2008/10/more-series-moment .html Anyone in the Penndel, PA area might wish to join “Stitching Angels” that is meeting at Thursday nights at 7pm in the Panera Bread meeting room . To begin, this group will focus on blanket & hats to be given to local hospitals and prayer shawls for distribution through a local church . Contact Helen Susko (mygardenhome@hotmail .com ) for more details . The next newsletter is the September 2009 issue . Enjoy the summer! I thank you for all that you do to warm and comfort those in need . With best wishes, Bonnie Aunt Bonnie My unit (Joint Intelligence Operations Center-Afghanistan, ISAF [International Security Assistance Force]) has recently started working with Arghandab Hospital, here in Kabul. JIOCA is working specifically with the children’s burn unit and the preemie unit . As you can imagine, they are desperately in need of everything but certainly the same types of things that our US hospitals need -- small caps and booties, blankets, robes, etc .) . Anything that the volunteers of Care Wear could provide would be gratefully received . Care Wear Until the end of July, packages can be mailed to Erin McGrew; HQ Volunteers, Inc. ISAF JIOCA; APO AE 09356 . Postage is charged only from your Bonnie Hagerman individual location to NY. If postage is not possible for those with fixed c/o Hood College incomes or limited circumstances, while I am here I will try to help 401 Rosemont Avenue reimburse postage--upon request . Donors requesting assistance with Frederick, MD 21701-8575 postage should contact me (Karyn .L .Spertzel@afghan .swa .army .mil) or Telephone: 301-696-3550 Hagerman@hood .edu before mailing packages to Erin . (Frederick area Email: Hagerman@hood .edu participants can deliver completed items to Bonnie Hagerman at Hood Fax: 301-696-3952 College, Frederick MD . Donations will be mailed in boxes she sends to Website: www .carewear .org Erin .) Care Wear Volunteers is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 3 Please see http://www .crochetcabana .com/ charity/index .htm For Information On Making Items For Preemies PLEASE NOTE: Hospital requests vary and preferences for color, style, etc . . will vary from one hospital to another . Always check with the hospital to which you are sending layette items—if you have questions . These are very easy samples. Submitted by Meta Van Duzer. BRAVO to this wonderful group! Volunteer Uses Knitting Skills To Help Children Ruth Bielanski of Milestone for hospitals to donate to pediatric Borough was looking for volunteer patients . opportunities when she discovered One of the reasons Bielanski Care Wear, a nationwide group of was attracted to the project as her volunteers who knit, crochet or sew younger son Keith was born with handmade baby items that are do- hydrocephalus, a condition of water nated to hospitals . and swelling on the brain . Through Care Wear she has creat- “We spent a good deal of time ed 12 fitted fabric covers for isolettes in hospitals for occupational and in the neonatal intensive care unit physical therapy over the years,” she at the Children’s Hospital of New said . “Maybe that had something Jersey, located on the grounds of to do with my choice of a volunteer Enclosed is an article that appeared Newark Beth Israel Medical Center . project .” in a local newspaper and a photo of “The isolette covers are used to The other Bielanski children are Diane and me . protect sick or premature infants drawn to caring for others: Elder son Since the article, I have made 50 from light and sound as they would be protected in the womb,” accord- Kevin teaches special needs children isolette covers for the hospital . In ad- in Arizona and daughter Karen is dition, my daughter has graduated as ing to Diane Marconi, developmental coordinator of the neonatal intensive scheduled to graduate in May from an RN and works in an emergency care unit . the Rutgers College of Nursing . room department at Jersey City Bielanski makes the quilted covers A librarian at the Manville Public Medical Center . I will continue to sew items for by hand; each one takes about 1 1/2 Library, Bielanski has made sewing those in need as time permits . hours to sew and uses 4 yards of her lifelong hobby as it was passed Thank you for all you do for fabric . She has used fabrics in green, on to her by her sisters . She enjoys � others . navy and cranberry covers, plus a working on projects while she is Ruth gingham check in pink and blue . She watching television . purchases all the material herself . Messenger She also has made stuffed animals September 4, 2008 page 4 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu Letters... Dear Bonnie, In memory of my dear friend Pilar Barradas who passed away last summer I organized a small group of volunteers to help with one of the most worthy organizations: Care Wear Organization . Its members are recruiting other volunteers among their relatives and friends hoping to maximize our effort to help others . At this point we get together once a month to share in the projects we had worked on and to plan what we need to accomplish . In January with Dear Bonnie, were Beryl Scott, our leader from the help of the December newsletter we made twelve surgical caps that In December, a group of ladies Maine; Yvonne Buchanan, New were mailed to hospitals overseas . started a Care Wear Group in Travel Brunswick, Canada; June Dawson, We donated several knitted and cro- World RV Park, Clearwater, Florida . Ontario, Canada; Joanne Spencer, chet hats and a crochet baby blanket We met every Tuesday for an hour to Ohio; Arlene Priestley, Sue Lawless to the hospital in Dayton, OH . This knit, crochet, sew and socialize . We and Shirley Pincumbe, Michigan . week we are sent two burial gar- made booties, hats, bibs, blankets, This is such a worthwhile ministry, ments, two blankets, two pair of boo- ties, and two hats to the Family Birth burial gowns and angel pockets for we thank you for starting it . Center in Battle Creek, MI . babies in the neonatal unit of All Enclosed is a picture of most of On behalf of the members of our Children’s Hospital in St . Petersburg, the items and three of our workers: group we commend you for orga- Florida . We also had several lap Arlene Priestley, Michigan; Beryl nizing Care Wear Volunteers Or- blankets . In March we donated over Scott, Maine; and Shirley Pincumbe, ganization and for keeping all of us 200 handmade items . Michigan . Enclosed also is a check informed by e-mails and the newslet- ters . We truly appreciate what you do Most of us will soon be heading to help defray the cost of postage, for others . north for the summer . However, we printing and whatever else is needed . � � Sincerely, plan to continue our work at home Sincerely, Lydia Hernandez and when we return to Florida in the Shirley Pincumbe fall . The ladies who donated items 4/28/2009 Hospital List Revisions Page 1 of 1 State Hospital Name Address Phone Needs MD Vindabona Nursing Home 6012 Jefferson Blvd. 301-371-7160 Anxious to receive LARGE TERRY CLOTH BIBS. Also, Lap Robes Attn: Shirley Dayhoff- Braddock Heights MD 21714 & Shawls. Contact Shirley regarding other needs. Activities Dept MO Cox Health, Neonatal ICU Attn: Nurse Manager 417-269-6628 KIMONOS-small & medium, hats/booties (all sizes), (Pre) mittens, 3801 South National Ave children's bed socks, blankets, P & ft burial gowns, bibs, bears, diaper Springfield, MO 65807 shirts, flannel mattress covers, quilts (dark one side), burp cloths, incubator covers. Janice Edgar, RN. OH Samaritan Hospital 1025 Center Street 419-289-0491 Needs blankets and a few hats. Contact Jill Hartson, Volunteer Attn: Volunteer Coordinator Ashland OH 44805 Coordinator. OH Akron City Children's Hospital One Perkins Square 330-543-8424 Flannel blankets, handmade afghans, burial gowns, hats & booties. Manager, Volunteer Services Akron, OH 44308-1062 Contact JERI, Volunteer Coordinator. PA Abington Memorial Hospital, Attn: Heather Campbell 215-481-2490 Preemie & Full-term hats & booties, sweaters, blanket/quilts for Volunteer Resources Dept 1200 Old York Rd Pediatrics, hand puppets, stuffed animals, comfort pillows, Abington PA 19001 mastectomy bags & blankets/quilts for adults, walker bags. Heather Campbellemail@example.com (215-481-2547). VA Inova Fairfax Hospital for Attn: Patient Care Director 703-776-6401 Burial gowns for FT infants. Contact Claire Pagano. Children, NICU 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042 hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 5 Letters I Enjoy Receiving... Hello, the article I wrote . I wanted to let Hello Bonnie, My name is Marcia Linton . I’m you also know that our home office I just made my first delivery the Enrichment Coordinator (Activ- in Oregon has picked up the story for yesterday of 17 caps to the Poudre ity Director) at Pinegate Gracious a nationwide article in our company Valley Hospital NICU . Retirement Living in Macon, GA . wide newsletter . I’ll send you a copy They were glad to see me . Our resident Mary Kay Huber-Leslie when it comes out . Thanks again for the great pat- introduced me to the Care Wear Above are some pictures of our terns! � program and we love it . Mary Kay group working on Care Wear . Bettina Rosbrook informed me that she forwarded you Marcia Linton PS above is a picture of the a copy of our local newsleter with ‘goods’ ;-) 4 days . Dur- ing her stay at the NICU a nurse named Michelle gave Coralyssa the hat and burp cloth . Coral- yssa has been Hello . My name is Kimberly wearing this Jorgenson . I am e-mailing to thank beautiful hat a very special person for making a everyday to her beautiful baby hat and burp cloth . doctor’s ap- I’m not sure how to contact this pointments and person, but I do have the name that even around was in the bag . The name is Jerri the house . I Johnston and I received this hat and would like to burp cloth at the Grand Forks Altru thank Jerri NICU in North Dakota . My daughter for the kind- was born on February 21st, 2009 ness that she has given and just let If you could please pass this mes- and was transferred to the NICU Jerri know that this will be treasured sage on to Jerri that would be great! that same day . She was born 4 weeks by us, as I plan to keep the hat for Thanks so much! � early, weighing 6 pounds 7 ounces, Coralyssa in her little treasure chest . Thanks so very much! and 19 1/2 inches long, but with This act of kindness reminds me that Kimberly Jorgenson many prayers and God’s blessings, we have a very kind God and I feel she was able to come home after just very blessed . page 6 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu Letters I Enjoy Receiving... Hello! My name is Ellen La Que them both in her memory box . These and I just wanted to take a minute days I am a busy stay-at-home mom and write to you about CareWear . I and I’m getting ready to have my found your site through Bernat .com third and final C-Section to deliver under charities . I think it is awesome . my last child, Isabelle Ann, at the I was doing some research for a class end of April . I really love to crochet that I teach here in the town where I most of all, but I’m also staying busy live with Scotia-Glenville Continu- knitting a blanket for Isabelle - I ing Education in Scotia, New York . I hope to finish it before she arrives! teach beginning/intermediate knit- CareWear seems so wonderful, I love ting and crochet classes . That is my that someone can be a member just very part-time income producing gig . by participating - that is so refresh- I also started making pairs of booties ing . I will be honored to make some A recent photo of Madison, grand- for the City Mission of Schenectady, things for a hospital . I have to decide daughter of Denny Kelly (Australia) . NY- also local to me . They are a if I would make them for Baystate or Madison is a lovely child and a � local shelter that assists women, for Albany Medical Center (where I happy one to have Denny as her men, and women with children to will deliver soon) . I can at least plan grandmother! “start over” with their lives . That is to eventually make some things for what I do for my own head and heart both if I can work in the time along and to show my 5 year old daughter with caring for 3 kids! It’s nice to � what it means to care about and give know that places like CareWear exist to others . That was an important in the world . lesson that my mother taught me . I have two children, Caroline who is 5 and Kevin Jr . who is 18 months . My Dear Bonnie, second child Jeanette was born in Our group of Care Wear vol- 2005 and unfortunately passed away unteers, named “The Ohio Spir- when she was just under a month old . ited Hands” as of March 10, met She had a hypoxic episode during at Jenny’s house on Tuesday . Our my delivery and consequently spent February 7, 2009 newcomer Mary Ann Lowry was Dear Bonnie, two weeks on life support at Baystate present (Welcome aboard Mary Our group (3 of us) continues to Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Ann!) . Everyone was ready to share make blankets and caps for two Jeanie was 7lbs .15oz . and looked the gifts brought in for the Angels at of our local hospitals . Last year’s so huge next to the preemies in the the Miami Valley Hospital Neonatal contribution was 89 blankets and 43 NICU . After the tests determined Care Unit in Dayton, OH . caps . that her brain damage was severe we Carol Liepold, one of the members, I am enclosing a picture of Opal removed her from life support and graciously volunteered to deliver the Kennedy, who turns 102 today . She she passed away after just under 23 following items to the hospital; is the force behind our continued hours of breathing on her own . A 2 blankets effort to contribute to this cause . birth story people think would be un- 1 afghan For her birthday celebration, Opal’s common today, nonetheless became 25 hats granddaughter plans to take her our story . When I read that the hospi- shopping–which is her second love 4 pair of booties after crocheting . With the aid of a tals needed Full term sized garments 8 pairs of slippers it really struck a cord with me . I also walker, she can outlast most of us . We will continue to meet every I have enclosed Opal’s and my checked out your Patterns page and second Tuesday each month . name and address to continue receiv- � realized that I have one of the Little Keeping you informed, ing the CareWear Newsletter . We � Pumpkin Hats that was given to me Lydia Hernández look forward to each issue . for her (which I loved, even though it Betty was too small for her to wear) along with a small Halloween quilt . I keep hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 7 Cozy’s Corner: I received the enclosed letter from Cooper Hospital in NJ . I wanted to share it with you . Crochet I sent approximately 40 hats, 20 pair booties, some sacques, baby afghans Wheelchair Wrap and sweaters . � Always glad to help those less fortunate, Diane A Bonnie, I have tried to find out how to contact the person that designed this wrap but have been unable . I have one nearly finished and I plan to make more for Frederick Hospice and some local nursing homes . This works up so quickly if anyone is looking for a pattern that is simple and one that would really stay on the shoulders of a bedridden person or one in a wheelchair . http://needleworkersroom .blogspot . � com/2008/12/wheelchair-wrap .html Jean UPDATE from Jean I had another email from Frederick Hospice . They don’t want any of the shawls in the pattern I linked you to re- cently . (ABOVE) They want plain shawls that can be used Hospital Change of Address for both men and women . I The Children’s Hospital really like that shawl but the 13123 East 16th Avenue plain ones are easier anyway . Aurora, CO 80045 I’m glad I only sent them one of those shawls, the rest were Sue Dagg is still program assistant in the Volunteer office, all plain . but her new phone number is 720-777-6685 . page 8 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu A Message About Surgical Scrub Caps... “Wow! You and ladies of the OWC Possibly Tripler Army Hospital in they can use the scrub caps . . .they are of Frederick went over and beyond Hawaii where he was once assigned . treating some of the most horribly the call of duty! I’ve received several Bob is a joker and likes to pull one’s disfigured burn patients you can pos- boxes with a large variety of styles leg . He called last week and said sibly imagine . When I was nursing, and designs . The OR and Dental sec- that he was going to call “Michelle” burn patients were the hardest ones tions are thrilled . They’re planning (acted like he is on a first name basis for me to take care of so my heart to have a “Scrub Cap Party” later with our new First Lady, LOL) so I goes out to all the medical personnel today to pass them out and I made thought he was joking with me . He who work with them . They recently them promise to provide photos . I’ll called again a couple of days ago treated an American female civilian send copies as soon as possible . Also, and said though he hadn’t spoken working for our government who you should be receiving a thank you directly with “Michelle”, he did was in Afghanistan to help assess directly from those sections . Thank speak with her secretary and gave the needs of the country in terms of you again for your overwhelming her the information about our care infrastructure, hospitals, schools, etc . support! You’re amazing!” package project to include the scrub Some insurgents (possibly Taliban) Blessings, cap project . He warned me I might threw acid on her and she was badly Chaplain Vaughn be receiving a call from Mrs . Obama burned, med-evac’d to Brook AH, THOMAS B . VAUGHN, JR . since she has a project to support and later died . Perhaps you read CH (MAJ) USA military families . ( Wouldn’t that be about it in the newspaper? Task Force 115 Medical something if it happened? . . . .Don’t We’ll keep plugging along! As you � Camp Cropper hold your breath! ;-) saw from the photos, the soldiers APO AE 09342 I’m still trying to get contacts at were delighted to receive the scrub � Landstuhl Hosp . in Germany . This caps! is where some of the wounded are Joanne Chaplain Vaughn said that the sent first until they are stable enough scrub caps he had received to date and able to make the trip back to would go to the OR and Dental the States. They often fly families of Ma’am, Clinic at his Combat Support Hospi- the wounded to Landstuhl when the First of all I would like to Thank tal which is the TF115 in Baghdad . wounded are in critical condition . you for all that you do for soldiers, I’m assuming these photos were This hospital is not far from where and what you have done for us here taken there but will check on it to be we lived while in Germany . Maybe I in Iraq . Through the chaplin, MAJ sure . (TF = Treatment Facility) can make a contact with the medical Vaughn, we received scrub caps . We I have a friend and former military depot where Jim used to be the com- work in dental and some people don’t associate of my husband’s who still mander and see if they can provide think we need them but it is nice to has a few hospital contacts . He lives any help with this . have something to protect our hair . in San Francisco . He is going to see Brook Army Hospital in San An- We all have long hair!! Ms . Ruth what he can find out as far as other tonio, Texas is where the burn unit Bielanski is the name I received for contacts at military hospitals and is . This is the hospital where Mike, sending these scrub caps but there is if they could use some scrub caps . my first child was born. I’m hoping continued on page 10 Please make a note of my new email address for JOANNE HUFF (Surgical Scrub Cap Project): jmh1957@comcast .net I will be discontinuing the earthlink address when I have contacted everyone . I have a box full of scrub caps in my possession . Some made by the OWC members and friends, and some sent by Elaine in PA . She has called me on a couple of occasions and the Seniors she is working with are going to town making them . She sent some to a plastic surgeon who is going to Ecuador to do some charitable work . I’m still waiting to hear from MEDCOM, (Medical Command, Headquarters) about whether or not we can send some to the major Army hospitals . You know the military . . .mountains of red tape to climb! hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 9 A Message About Surgical Scrub Caps... continued from page 9 no email . I would like to Thank her so if I could get an address or email address I would appreciate it!! Again, from the 115th CSH Dental Clinic we thank you very much!!! Thank you, Erica Thomas SPC Erica Thomas A photo of some of the 70 scrub caps we have sent off so far. Photo by John � AKA SPC Awesome Headley, spouse of one of our Care Wear groups at Falls Senior Center. TF 115 Dental Assistant ~Elaine Pendleton wanted to do and would she have a use for these dolls? She said, “Yes, but could they come with clothes?” I said, “Sure, I’ll contact you when we are done .” Well, I started on the dolls doing the sewing and then taking a few at a time with stuffing over to the LTC home where mom helped me stuff them . She was so happy to have something to do . The dolls were easy, we made 75, but what was I go- ing to do about the clothes? Having a surplus of yarn rests, I figured out a crochet dress, shirt, and pants pat- tern and was able to make enough, just using my scraps, to dress all the Bonnie, which is behind Cooper Hospital, to dolls . I will try to write down the My mother having suffered a few see if they could use the dolls . The directions for the clothes and email strokes leaving her paralyzed on person I spoke with said that unfor- them to you . Try is the operative one side, misses being able to knit tunately they were advised no stuffed word . It makes sense that anywhere and crochet . In the past we made animals or toys…a sanitary matter… using the dolls would want clothes baby blankets, hats, and booties . but he referred me to the Child Life too. When I notified Ms. McCarthy Her roommate at the LTC facil- Coordinator at Children’s Regional the dolls were done she said, “The ity spends her days crocheting and Hospital which is in Cooper Hospi- dolls and clothing will work beauti- sewing which makes mom miss it tal . Cooper Hospital holds a special fully with the medical play sessions all the more. I thought a stuffing place in my heart because it is where we do with the children .” The dolls are scheduled for drop off on May project would be a good idea to give my stepdaughter worked . She use to 11 . The attached is a picture of my her a sense of purpose . I decided deliver the baby items we made to mother with a sample of the dolls we would make the medical dolls the NICU, unfortunately she passed � and clothes . in different skin colors, but before in 2006 . Killed by a drunk driver . I Barbara we started I contacted The Ronald contacted the Coordinator, Barbara MacDonald House in Camden NJ McCarthy and explained what I page 10 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu An Urgent Request From Hospital Unveils Abington Hospital, Pennsylvania... $2.5 Million Expanded Infant Care Facility Facility adds six beds, im- proved respirators and incubators ValleyCare Health System debuted its $2 .5 million expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to hospital staff Thursday with the goal of treating more patients at the only Tri-Valley hospital equipped to handle new- borns . In collaboration with UCSF Chil- dren’s Hospital, ValleyCare spent the past four months redesigning and expanding its NICU from four to 10 beds . “This allows us to not send as many babies to other hospitals,” said Dr . Henry Lee, a neonatologist at ValleyCare . “It is going to allow us to care for more babies that need help .” Gina Teeples, director of maternal child services, said ValleyCare deliv- ers roughly 1,500 babies per year and admits about 250 to its NICU . ValleyCare provides up to Level 2 care for newborns, on a scale of three . The unit features improved respira- I was saddened to learn of the passing tors, incubators and lighting control . Ester Elian of Funding for the redesign came from grants and a wine auction Val- leyCare has held the past few years, Teeples said . The expanded unit is set to begin of Skowhegan, ME on February 26th after a long battle with C .O .P .D . admitting patients Tuesday . For more Esther’s husband George wrote that “…This year was extremely hard for information, contact ValleyCare at her to breathe and to get around . She missed very much not being able to 925-847-3000 . knit and sew for Care Wear…” Robert Jordan Sincere sympathy to George and all of the family . Esther will be February 20, 2009 missed . Esther designed the pattern for the hospital gown for the Surgical Dolls requested by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center . She made MANY of them—to the delight of young patients at Johns Hopkins! hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 11 Lace Ribbon Gown Repeat these four SLEEVES Make 2 rows for 8-10" Cast on 24. Knit 4 rows in garter BODICE stitch. Next Row (Right Next Row: knit across, increas- Side): k19, (k1, k2tog 12 times), ing one stitch in every other stitch k19 (60) sts (36 stitches). Purl back. Knit 5 more rows Pattern rows: (3 ridges garter st) Row 1: k10, p2, k5, p2, k5, p2, Next Row (Right k10 Side): k14, bind off 6 sts, k20 includ- Row 2: p10, k2, p5, k2, p5, k2, ing the one on the p10 needle, bind off 6 sts, k14 sts Row 3: decrease 2, k7, p2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, p2, re- Side Back: keep- ing the garter st peat from * one more time, pk10 border, knit these Row 4: decrease 2, p7, k2, p5, 14 sts in stockinette k2, p5, k2, p8 st for 2" Decreasing rows: Next Row (Right TLC yarn or any soft pastel yarn Side): bind off 2 Row 1: knit Size 7 needles sts for shoulder, knit to end of Rows 3, 5 & 7: k1, k2tog, knit row. 24" of ribbon to sew ties for the to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1 neck Purl one row. 12 sts. Put these 12 sts on a holder. Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: Purl (26 soft material to line the pattern stitches) rows Front: 20 st. Knit in stockinette st for 2". Knit 8 more rows in stockinette 2 3/4" x 9" Next Row (Right Side): bind stitch. a rosette or bow for the front off 2 sts for shoulder, knit to end bodice Knit 2 together across row, purl of row. back. Knit one row, bind off SKIRT Bind off 2 sts for shoulder, purl (wrong side). Cast on 72 stitches. Knit seven to end of row. 16 Cut yarn. Put rows in garter stitch (knit every these sts on a holder. Sew in shoulder seams, weave in row). Begin pattern. Use markers Repeat directions for second all loose ends. to identify the beginning and end side back, reversing the shaping Sew two ribbons on neck back of the pattern. and remembering to keep the 4 turning under raw edges. Sew Row 1: k28 stitches, place edge stitches in knit stitch. rosette or bow on front center of marker, p2, k5, p2, k5, p2, place NECK marker, k28 bodice. Put all (52) sts on needles. Row 2: k4, p24, (at marker) k2, Measure backing material to cover Rows 1 and 2: (beginning on p5, k2, p5, k2, p24, k4 the front panel of stitches plus right side) knit across Row 3: k28, p2, k2tog, yo, k1, about 1/2" .Turn under 1/2" of Row 3: k4, *yo, k2tog, repeat yo, k2 tog, p2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, from * across, end k4 the raw edges of cotton mate- k2 tog, p2, k28 rial and tack along edges of front Row 4: knit across. Bind off. Row 4: repeat row 2 panel of the gown as backing. page 12 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu New Listing For The Hospital List Vindabona Nursing Home Attn: Shirley Dayhoff— Activities Dept 6012 Jefferson Blvd Braddock Heights MD 21714 301-371-7160 Requesting LARGE TERRY CLOTH BIBS, Lap robes, & shawls for their patients . Hi Bonnie, All of our supplies are obtained by Having been a former resident of donations from the community, such Contact Shirley to Maryland, I have had the pleasure of as craft store coupons, money and discuss other needs . meeting you and attending the fun donations of yarn and supplies . A .C . filled Make a Difference Day. Now Moore, Michaels and Care Wear may I introduce to you the Stitches have been most generous in their Witches of Matthews, N .C . that try support and encouragement . We owe in their small, but dedicated way, to our thanks to all and it is their gener- New continue your idea of “make a differ- osity that enables the Stitch Witches Hospital/ ence” . If you visit our clubhouse on to continue their work for the benefit of others . Organization Friday morning, you will meet a At this point, we are just under � group of women who enjoy fellow- 1,000 items and still counting . . . Listing ship, laughter and sharing stories as Mollie Kromer they knit and crochet together . Some Living Hope Women’s Centers come weekly to work, and others Hope House Maternity Home come to get yardage and supplies and Attn: Kimberly Hash, then do work at home . Executive Director In the beginning most of our knit- 100 East Huning ting was done on Knifty Knitter Show Low, AZ 85901 frames but gradually we are learning 928-537-9032 to use circular needles, straight nee- FAX 928-532-8104 dles and crochet hooks . The items lhwc@womenscpc .org we give to charity usually consist of www .womenscpc .org small projects that don’t have to be a certain size–baby hats, adults hats, Needs: Infant and toddler clothing blankets, chemo hats, scarves and up to size 4 Toddler other small items . All are donated to local organizations such as Pres- FYI: Participation in pre & byterian Hospital Matthews, Oncol- postnatal classes earns points to ogy Specialists of Charlotte, Blessed exchange for donated apparel for Assistance Day Care, Charlotte the new baby . Mens Shelter, Warm Up America and Levine’s Children Center in the name of our community only . Cap & Booties hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 13 Caps and Booties A variation of a LOVELY crochet pattern for preemie hats. This style is recommended because of the added stretch that each hat has. turn - 34 scs. Rows 2-56: Sc in blo of each st across. Ch 1 turn - 34 scs. Using tapestry needle, weave remaining yarn in end st of every other row along the 56 row por- tion, pull thread tightly and whipstitch to firmly secure top of cap crown. Do not fasten off. Hold wrong side of row 1 and of Row 7, do not ch 1) Fasten off. Easy right side of Row 56 tog, sl st Weave ends on wrong side. This crocheted stocking cap and with crochet hook, or use tapestry FOOT: Pick up working yarn. SC the blo of booties can be made for prema- needle and go through in end st of next 8 rows of leg, sc the 34 cor- ture, newborn and 3 to 6 month Row 56, matching olds. You will need 1/2 ounce responding sts. Fasten off, weave in end as of next 7 rows of instep, sc in blo of next 5 scs. Sc in end Coats & Clark’s “red Heart in end. Make a small pompom for st of next 7 rows of instep, sc in Softspun” baby yarn in blue and crown, or crochet a rosette. white, sizes E, F, and G crochet end st of next 8 rows of leg. Ch 1 ROSETTE: Ch 9, dc in 4th st turn - 35 scs. hooks. from hook, 9 dc in same sp. Work Rows 2-7: Sc in blo of each st Gauge: F crochet Using sizeinch 6 sc rows 10 dc in each remaining st. Fasten across. Ch 1, turn - 35 scs. hook, 5 sc equal 1 off, pull both strands of yarn to equal 1 inch. wrong side of cap and knot sever- ROW 8: Sk first st, sc in blo of al times. Rosette may be secured next 14 sts, (sk one st, sc in blo of Note: Size E crochet hook is used more firmly by stitching edges in next st) 3 times, sc in blo of next for premature size. several places. 12 sts, sk one st, sl st in last st. Ch Size F crochet hook is used for 1, turn - 29 scs. newborn size. BOOTIES: Leg: Ch 15. of work) Sc Row 1: (Wrong side ROW 9: Sk first st, sc in blo of Size G crochet hook is used for next 11 sts, (sk one st, sc in blo of 3-6 month size. in second ch from hook, sc in next st) 3 of sts. Sktimes, scslin blo lastnext All rows are working in the BACK each st across. Ch 1, turn - 14 10 one st, st in st. scs. Ch 1, turn - 24 scs. LOOP ONLY (blo) of each st to create ribbing for stretchability. Rows 2-20: Sc in blo of each st across. Ch 1, turn - 14 scs. At ROW 10: Sk first st, sc in blo You may alternate colors, working end of Row 20, do not fasten off. of next 12 sts. With right sides two rows of blue, two rows white. (WORKING YARN) facing, sl st corresponding sts of When changing colors, work new bottom edges tog. Whipstitch re- color into last two lps of ending sc INSTEP: With edge facing where maining portion of foot and leg in of previous color. Do not fasten Fasten off, color is carried across, join (NEW same manner as cap. YARN) in end st of 8th row of leg. weave in ends. off when changing color; carry same st as across. Row 1: Ch 1, sc in (adapted from a pattern in next 4 rows. joining sc in end st of Workbasket Magazine, CAP: With blue yarn, ch 35. Row 1: Sc in second ch from Ch 1, turn - 5 scs. April 1988, pp. 18-19). hook, sc in each st across. Ch 1, Rows 2-7: Sc in blo of each st WITH ALTERATIONS IN across. Ch 1, turn - 5 scs. (At end (CAPITAL LETTERS). page 14 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu Doctors Test New Weapon Against Eye Disease That Strikes Preemies Thomas Lee painstakingly scrapes If the laser therapy fails, scar tissue But the OCT images are uncover- away spider-web-like tentacles deep can cause the retina to detach -- but ing damage that specialists who ex- inside a premature baby’s eye, scar removing that tissue is risky, because amine the babies’ eyes using standard tissue that is pulling apart the infant’s a slightly wrong move can cost vi- magnifying lenses couldn’t see, said retina . sion . Hence the quest to diagnose Lee, who presented preliminary data “It’s like you’re peeling back the sooner which babies are getting into at a recent eye meeting . layers of an onion,” the surgeon, of trouble, and to determine when and This scar tissue forms in strands Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, how to intervene . that appear, in Lee’s scans, much like says in describing a mysterious dis- Step 1 of the preemie research uses spider silk but pull with remarkable ease’s damage to the baby’s eye . a technology called optical coherence force . Retinas that doctors thought Now a few doctors around the tomography, or OCT, which beams were lifting only on the edge often country are testing a new tool that light to create a map of the back of already have damage in their crucial enables them, for the first time, to the eye, showing the retina’s layers in exquisite detail . In recent years, centers, he said . More surprising is watch how this disease that blinds hundreds of premature babies every eye doctors have begun offering this that eyes that passed standard ex- year begins its sneak attack behind exam to adults, who rest the chin in ams can have retinal layers literally their tiny eyelids . It is technology a big machine that directs the light stretching apart until they tear . Even that offers hope of one day helping to into their eyes . That is unusable for if the retina does not detach, vision save more children’s vision . babies, so Lee and Toth are test- is lost because those layers lose the Already the researchers are aston- ing a new handheld high-definition ability to properly pass information ished to learn how much damage version, from North Carolina-based entering the eye to the brain . this disease -- called retinopathy of Bioptigen . Doctors just swaddle the “The doctors, including me, we just prematurity, or RoP -- can do before preemie and hold the scanner over don’t see that” damage with standard today’s standard preemie eye exams the eyes for a few minutes . tools, said Duke’s Toth . “It’s some- signal a reason to worry . Step 2: In Los Angeles, Lee uses thing we hadn’t realized was much “We can see just amazing things in the OCT images to help decide more widespread, and [happens] these young children’s eyes that we which preemies need surgery -- and much earlier, than we thought .” never suspected,” said Cynthia Toth then cuts away the scar tissue using But Toth gives parents a big cau- of the Duke Eye Center . a special endoscope, an ultra-thin tion: Discovery of unexpected New understanding of this eye probe from New Jersey-based Endo damage does not necessarily mean disease is crucial . About 16,000 pre- Optiks that lets him see behind the it is time to operate . Some types mature babies a year get some degree iris, deeper than standard surgical may clear up . That is why the scans of RoP, and the number is rising . The microscopes . are research tools, to learn how RoP smaller the preemie, the bigger the “Trying to look into an eye that has behaves . eye risk, and doctors are saving more RoP and operate is like driving on a “Does that mean we go in earlier or and more of the estimated 28,000 highway right behind a tractor-trailer babies a year who are born weighing with only five feet between the two of wait for a while? It’s still too early to 2 3/4 pounds or less . you at 70 miles per hour . If your view know,” said Mary Elizabeth Hartnett RoP can destroy the retina, the is not good, it’s like driving in the of the University of North Carolina eye’s innermost layer . Mild cases rain with the windshield wipers off at Chapel Hill, a doctor who is not can resolve on their own, but there with the same truck in front of you,” involved in the research but has seen is no sure way to save vision once Lee said . Lee’s data and calls it promising . aggressive RoP strikes . Laser therapy The question is whether either of “The stakes are high when you’re decreases but does not eliminate the the tools helps -- by diagnosing ba- operating on these little infant eyes .” chance of blindness, and many babies bies in trouble sooner, or by improv- By Lauran Neergaard who do not go blind still experience ing the eye surgery’s precision . It is Associated Press severe vision loss . far too soon to know . Tuesday, April 14, 2009; Page A05 hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 15 If you are a member of Costco, please send an e-mail to: connection@costco .com In the subject line, write “Changing the World .” In the e-mail message, 1 . State that you are a participant in Care Wear Volunteers, and 2 . Write about what you do (knit, crochet, &/or sew) and where you donate your finished items. I recently submitted information BERNAT BABY 1st row: Work shell in next single BABY AFGHAN TO CROCHET dc of previous row. 1 dc in center dc about Care Wear Volunteers and of next shell. Ch 1. Rep from * hope that this project will be se- ending with 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch 4. lected to be included in an article MEASUREMENTS Ch 4. Turn. in one of the Costco magazines . Approx 36 x 48 ins [91.5 x 122 cm]. 2nd row: 1 dc in first st. Ch 1. *1 dc This would be excellent public- in center dc of next shell. Ch 1. MATERIALS ity that could result in many new Work shell in next single dc. Rep “recruits” to our effort . If a good Bernat Baby (50 g/1.75 oz) from * ending with (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) number of current Costco mem- 7 balls in 3rd ch of ch 4. Ch 4. Turn. bers indicate that they are also These 2 rows form pat. Care Wear Volunteers participants, Size 3.5 mm (U.S. E or 4) crochet Cont in pat until work from beg hook or size needed to obtain it may help! measures approx 44 ins [112 cm] gauge. ending with a 2nd row of pat. Ch 1. If you don’t have e-mail and are Turn. Do not fasten off. a Costco member, you can mail a GAUGE postcard to The Costco Connec- 4 shells and 10 rows = 4 ins [10 cm]. Border tion, PO Box 34088, Seattle, WA Next round: *Work 145 sc evenly 98124-1088 . ABBREVIATIONS across end of afghan. Work 3 sc in Thanks, www.bernat.com/glossary corner. Work 258 sc evenly along Bonnie side. Work 3 sc in next corner. Rep INSTRUCTIONS from * once more. Ss to first sc. Ch 209. 818 sc. Foundation row: 1 dc in 5th ch Next round: 1 sc in first st. *Miss from hook. Ch 1. *Miss next 2 ch. 1 dc next st. 5 dc in next st. Miss next st. in next ch. Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. (1 dc. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 3 sc. Ch 1) 3 times in next ch - shell made. Miss next st. 5 dc in next st. Miss Rep from * to last 6 ch. Miss next next st. Ss to first sc. Fasten off. 2 ch. 1 dc in next ch. Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in last ch. Ch 4. Turn. Cap & Booties P.O. Box 40 Listowel ON N4W 3H3 "home style… life style… your style.” page 16 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu INSTRUCTIONS Cont even until work from divide The instructions are written for measures 2½ (2½-3) ins [6 (6-7.5) cm], smallest size. If changes are necessary ending with RS facing for next row. for larger sizes the instructions will be Neck shaping: 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in written thus ( ). each st to last 4 (5-5) sts. Ch 1. Turn. BODY Leave rem sts unworked. Ch 60 (68-76). 2nd row: Sc2tog over first 2 sts. Work Foundation row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from to end of row. Ch 1. Turn. hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Ch 1. 3rd row: Work to last 2 sts. Sc2tog Turn. over last 2 sts. 8 (9-11) sts. Work to 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in each sc to end of correspond to other side. row. Ch 3. Turn. SLEEVE 2nd row: (eyelet row). Miss first 2 sts. Ch 18 (20-22). *1 hdc in next st. Ch 1. Miss next st. Foundation row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from Rep from * to last st. 1 hdc in last st. hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Ch 1. Ch 1. Turn. Turn. 3rd row: 1 sc in each st or ch to end of row. Ch 1. Turn. 59 (67-75) sc. 1st row: 1 sc in each sc to end of row. 4th row: 1 sc in each sc to end of Ch 1. Turn. 17 (19-21) sc. Rep last row. CROCHET BABY CARDIGAN row. Ch 1. Turn. Rep last row until Next row: (RS). 2 sc in first st. Pat to last Chest measurement work from beg measures 6 (7½-8) ins st. 2 sc in last st. Work 3 rows even. Rep 6 mos 16 ins [40.5 cm ] [15 (19-20.5) cm], ending with RS last 4 rows 3 (3-4) times more. 25 (27- 12 mos 18 ins [45.5 cm ] facing for next row. 31) sts. Cont even until sleeve from beg 18 mos 20 ins [51 cm ] RIGHT FRONT measures 6 (6½-7) ins [15 (16.5-18) Finished chest Next row: (RS). Work across 14 (16- cm], ending with RS facing for next row 6 mos 21½ ins [54.5 cm ] 18) sts. Ch 1. Turn. Leave rem sts and omitting turning ch at end of last 12 mos 24½ ins [62 cm ] unworked. Cont even until work from row. Fasten off. 18 mos 27¼ ins [69 cm ] divide measures 2½ (2½-3) ins [6 (6- FINISHING MATERIALS 7.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next Sew shoulder seams. Bernat Baby Bouclé row. Hood: With RS of work facing, join yarn (100 g/3.5 oz) Neck shaping: 1st row: (RS). Sl st in with sl st to right front neck edge, work 6 (12-18) mos: 2 (3-3) balls first 5 (6-6) sts. Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as 11 (11-12) sc up right front neck edge, Size 6.5 mm (U.S. K or 10½) crochet last sl st. 1 sc in each st to end of row. 17 (19-19) sc across back neck edge and hook or size needed to obtain Ch 1. Turn. 10 (11-13) sts. 11 (11-12) sc down left front neck edge. gauge. Zipper. 2nd row: Work to last 2 sts. Sc2tog Ch 1. Turn. 39 (41-43) sts. Cont in sc over last 2 sts. until hood from beg measures 6 (6½-7) GAUGE 3rd row: Sc2tog over first 2 sts. Work ins [15 (16.5-18) cm], ending with RS 11 sc and 12 rows = 4 ins [10 cm]. to end of row. Ch 1. Turn. 8 (9-11) sts. facing for next row. STITCH GLOSSARY Cont even until armhole measures 4½ Next row: (RS). Sl st in first st. Sl st in Sc2tog = (draw up a loop in next sc) (5-5½) ins [11.5 (12.5-14) cm], ending each of next 13 (13-14) sts. Ch 1. 1 sc twice. Yoh and draw through 3 loops on with RS facing for next row and omitting in same st as last sl st. 1 sc in each st to hook. turning ch at end of last row. Fasten off. last 13 (13-14) sts. Ch 1. Turn. Leave ABBREVIATIONS BACK rem sts unworked. Cont even on rem 13 www.bernat.com/glossary.php With RS of work facing, miss next st. (15-15) sts until hood from beg measures Join yarn with sl st to next st. Ch 1. 1 4³⁄₄ (4³⁄₄-5) ins [12 (12-12.5) cm], ending sc in same sp. Work across 28 (32-36) with RS facing for next row and omitting sts. Ch 1. Turn. Leave rem sts turning ch at end of last row. Fasten off. unworked. Cont even across 29 (33- Sew hood seams. 37) sts of Back until armhole measures Front Edging: With RS of work same length as Right Front to shoulder, facing, work 1 row sc evenly up right ending with RS facing for next row and front edge, around hood and down left omitting turning ch at end of last row. front edge. Fasten off. Fasten off. Drawstring: Make a chain 50 ins LEFT FRONT [127 cm] long. Fasten off. With RS of work facing, miss next st. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve seams. Sew Join yarn with sl st to next st. Ch 1. 1 sc in zipper under front edging. Thread in same sp. Work to end of row. 14 (16- draw-string through eyelets at bottom 18) sts. edge. P.O. Box 40 Listowel ON N4W 3H3 “home style… life style… your style.” hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 17 Arms: Cast on 17 sts beg next 2 rows. 80 sts. Work even for 2 ins [5 cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off 23 sts beg next 2 rows. 34 sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following alt row to 26 sts. Head: Inc 1 st each end of needle on next 6 rows. 38 sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 10 ins [25.5 cm], ending with a purl row. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following alt row to 34 sts, then on every row to 22 sts. Cast off knitwise. Gusset: Cast on 12 sts. Work in garter st (knit every row) until work when slightly stretched measures length to fit around outer edge of Front or Back. Cast off. BERNAT® BABY JACQUARDS BUNNY TOY (TO KNIT) FINISHING With WS of Front and Gusset tog, beg at first st of cast on row, sew MEASUREMENTS Gusset to Front. Rep for Back, leaving bottom open. Stuff body lightly. Approx 11 ins [28 cm] high, Body should be soft. Sew opening closed. excluding ears. Ears (make 2). MATERIALS Cast on 70 sts. Bernat® Baby Jacquards Work in stocking st for 8 ins [20.5 cm], ending with a purl row. (100 g /3.5 oz): 2 balls #06230 (Spearmint Candy) Shape ears: 1st row: (RS). (K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K29. K2tog. K1) twice. Size 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) knitting 2nd and alt rows: Purl. needles or size needed to 3rd row: (K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K27. K2tog. K1) twice. obtain gauge. Stuffing. 4th row: As 2nd row. Cont in same manner, dec 4 sts as before on next and every following GAUGE alt row to 22 sts, then on every row to 4 sts. Cast off. 26 sts and 33 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st. Sew side seam. Sew ears to top of head, pleating cast on edge. ABBREVIATIONS www.bernat.com/glossary INSTRUCTIONS Body (Front and Back make alike). Cast on 46 sts. Work in stocking st for 4 ins [10 cm], ending with a purl row. P.O. Box 40, Listowel ON N4W 3H3 “home style… life style… your style.” page 18 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu ***Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. 35 sts. 2nd row: Purl. 3rd to 32nd rows: Rep 1st and 2nd rows 15 times more. 5 sts. 33rd row: K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K1. 3 sts. 34th row: P3. 35th row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Fasten off.*** Panel B (make 3). Work from ** to ** as given for Panel A. Work even as follows: 1st row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 3 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. BERNAT® BABY JACQUARDS 2nd row: Purl. KNIT BLANKET Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 42 ins MEASUREMENTS [106.5 cm], ending with a purl row. Approx 36 x 42 ins [91.5 x 106.5 cm]. Rep from *** to *** as given for Panel A. MATERIALS FINISHING Bernat® Baby Jacquards (100 g / 3.5 oz) Pin Panels to measurements and cover with a damp 06230 (Spearmint Candy) 4 balls cloth leaving cloth to dry. Panels should be Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles. Size 4 mm rectangles approx 5½ ins [14 cm] wide and 42 ins (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long [106.5 cm] long. or size needed to obtain gauge. Sew Panels tog: A, B, A, B, A, B. GAUGE Lower edging: With RS facing and circular needle, 23 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st. pick up and knit 175 sts evenly across bottom edge of Blanket. ABBREVIATIONS 1st row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1. www.bernat.com/glossary Rep last row for seed st pat 6 times more. Cast off INSTRUCTIONS in pat. Panel A (make 3). Top edging: Work as for Lower edging across top **With pair of needles, cast on 2 sts. edge of Blanket. 1st row: (RS). Inc 1 st in first st. K1. 3 sts. 2nd and alt rows: Purl. Side edging: With RS facing and circular needle, 3rd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. pick up and knit 211 sts evenly down side edge of 5 sts. Blanket. Work 7 rows in seed st pat as given for 5th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Lower edging. Cast off in pat. K1. 7 sts. Rep on opposite side edge. 7th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 9 sts. 8th row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 14 times more. 37 sts.** Work even as follows: 1st row: K1. K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 2nd row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 42 ins P.O. Box 40 Listowel ON N4W 3H3 [106.5 cm], ending with a purl row. “home style… life style… your style.” hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 19 Cheryl has been busy making gowns for Care Wear Volunteers . Here are Giggyup! her beautiful creations . Our pony pattern is very popu- lar because it allows participants to use 4 ply worsted yarn in adult colors (navy, brown, black, grey, etc…) . A recent delivery to Frederick Memorial Hospital from Marva Legel included a ZEBRA variation—in black and white . ADORABLE!!!! This fiberfill stuffed pony is very huggable and is treasured by the hospitalized children who receive them . If you don’t have a copy of this pony pattern (Knitting), send a s .a .s .e . to me and I will send a photocopy . Note: Marva reduces the pattern for mini-ponies, too. Regular pony (left), mini-pony (center), and zebra (right). If you have patterns, photos, e-mail thank you letters or Helpful information to share, please send via e-mail if that is pos- sible . The easiest way for me to deliver newsletter material Hint to Margie Hunter is via e-mail . Having the mate- rial in electronic form provides the clearest repro- I found a method to straighten duction in the newsletter . Clarity is lost when hard circular needles that are still copies must be scanned into the computer and time coiled up from being in those is lost when I have to mail envelopes to Margie . For plastic packages that you buy those who do not have Internet access, OF COURSE, them in!! Bring a pan of water I welcome hard copies in the U .S . mail . But, if there’s a choice, please opt for e-mail to hagerman@hood .edu . Please clearly to a boil and turn it off . Put the PRINT names, text, group name, and location for each photo . needle in and let it sit for a short Remember that I prepare newsletters two months before the distribution period of time . Take it out and month. This September newsletter will be finished and delivered to the dry it—holding with pot holders . printer on August 1. Anything received after Margie & I finish an issue Your needle is now straight and will be saved for the next issue . ready to use! I did it this morning Another “thank you” to Margie for contributing her expertise to Care myself and it works! Wear Volunteers . page 20 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu Additional Information From Joanne Huff (Frederick) Bonnie, awhile . Janet is just one of the nurse I just heard from CPT Johnnie practitioners on the Transplant Team Robbins, Army Nurse, who gave me at Georgetown . I told her about your permission to give out his name and Care Wear Project and volunteers, address to supporters . If you still and that we were trying to find a have time to mention this to your point of contact at Walter Reed to CW volunteers, perhaps some of distribute the caps to the medical them might like to send some scrub personnel there, too . She offered caps, scrub tops, blankets, etc . to to take some I have here at home him to distribute to the nurses and with her to give to the Walter Reed doctors and patients at his hospital in staff . I plan to give her some next Talil, Iraq . His address is: Thursday, Mike’s next scheduled ap- CPT Johnnie Robbins pointment . at Georgetown University B CO TF 10th CSH Hospital . If you or any of the local Interpreter LN OIC CW volunteers have any they would COB Adder, Iraq like to include with mine to send to APO AE 09331 Walter Reed, please let me know . Also, the Nurse Practioner who I will be happy to pick them up . saw my son Mike for his appoint- (CONTACT: JOANNE HUFF, 301 � ment . yesterday just completed some 898-7895 or jmh1957@comcast .net ) Sang and June Kim are now the of her Army Reserve Duty at Walter Joanne proud parents of twin girls, Katha- Reed AH but will have to put in rine Soo-Jin and Meagan Soo- more time or weekly meetings for Kyung . June and the babies are recovering at the Inova Fairfax Hos- pital . The proud father is learning to change diapers . Unfortunately these new arrivals are not wearing Care Wear Volunteers donated hats . Per- haps the hospital used commercial tube knit hats in order to identify the babies “A” and “B” . I hope that the twins do receive beautiful handmade hats before they go home . Sang Kim is a colleague at Hood College . I know that you join me in sending FAITH HOLCOMBE quickly best wishes to this new family . responded when she learned that these beautiful twin babies had not Cap & Booties received handmade hats at Inova Care Wear Volunteers received Fairfax Hospital . To help the parents a check for $73 .45 (payment 6 of distinguish Meagan from Katharine, 7) from United Way of the Na- Faith knit the first initial into each tional Capital Area . I have not hat . SINCERE thanks to Faith for yet figured out how to determine her creative and quick response . the name of the donor, but I send sincere thanks for a generous gift! Thanks very much . Bonnie hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 21 Eco Bunny Blanket Row 2: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to last st, Crochet Pattern 2 hdc in last st – 14 sts. next st and draw up a loop. Yarn Rows 3–12: Rep Row 2 – 34 sts over and draw through all loops Row 13: Ch 10, turn, hdc in 3rd on hook. ch from hook, hdc in each ch and NOTES: st across – 42 sts. Blanket is worked with 2 strands Row 14: Ch 10, turn, hdc in of yarn held tog throughout. 3rd ch from hook and next 7 ch, hdc in next 34 sts; leave rem sts Blanket unworked – 42 sts. With 2 strands of yarn held tog, Row 15: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, ch 2. hdc in next 30 sts, hdc2tog; leave Head rem sts unworked – 32 sts. Note: Head is worked in continu- Row 16: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton ous rnds; do not join or turn. hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, Pattern #: 81029AD Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hdc2tog – 30 sts. SKILL LEVEL: Easy hook; place a marker to indicate Rows 17–29: Rep Row 16 – 4 beg of rnd; move marker up as sts. SIZE: One Size each rnd is completed. About 17 in. (43 cm). Row 30: Ch 2, turn, (hdc2tog) Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – twice – 2 sts. MATERIALS 12 sc. • 482-123 Recycled Cotton: Sand Fasten off. Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in (2 balls) EARS (make 2) next sc; rep from * around – 18 L • ion Brand Crochet Hook - Size sc. With 2 strands of yarn held tog, I-9 (1) ch 2. Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in L • arge-Eyed Blunt Needles (1) next 2 sc; rep from * around – 24 Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from • Additional Materials sc. hook; place a marker to indicate Fiberfill stuffing Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in beg of rnd; move marker up as Small amount of brown yarn next 3 sc; rep from * around – 30 each rnd is completed. GAUGE: sc. Rnd 2: *2 sc in next sc, sc in Exact gauge is not essential to this Rnds 6–11: Sc in each sc next sc; rep from * around – 6 sc. project. around. Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in STITCH EXPLANATION: Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 next 2 sc; rep from * around – 8 sts, rep from * around – 24 sts. sc. sc2tog (sc dec) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in into next st and draw up a loop. sts, rep from * around – 18 sts. next 3 sc; rep from * around – 10 Yarn over, draw through all loops Rnd 14: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, sc. on hook. rep from * around – 12 sts. Rnds 5–10: Sc in each sc hdc2tog (hdc dec) Yarn over, around. Do not fasten off. insert hook into st and draw up a Rnd 11: (Sc2tog) 5 times – 5 sts. loop. Yarn over, insert hook into Blanket Fasten off. Note: Work now proceeds in rows; turn at beg of each row. FINISHING Reprinted with permission Stuff head and sew closed. Sew Lion Brand Yarn Row 1: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc next 6 sts; leave rem sts unworked – 12 Ears to top of head. http://www.lionbrand.com sts. continued on page 19 page 22 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu Eco Bunny Blanket • Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] (1) Row 1 P3tog, return st to left needle, cast on 17 sts, p3tog, p Crochet Pattern continued from page 18 L • ion Brand Knitting Needles- 15 – 16 sts on right needle, 25 sts Size 8 [5 mm] (1) on left needle. Edging Row 2 Turn and p 14, p2tog – L • arge-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of With right side facing and 2 6) (1) 40 sts. strands of yarn held tog, join yarn Row 3 Turn and p 16. • Additional Materials with sl st in edge of blanket below Small amount black worsted Row 4 Turn and p 12. head, work sc evenly spaced weight yarn Row 5 Turn and p 14. around blanket edges to opposite Small amount fiberfill stuffing side below head, working 2 sc in Row 6 Turn and p 16, p2tog – GAUGE: 39 sts. each corner. Exact gauge is not essential to this Row 7 Turn and p 18. Tie hands in knots. With brown project. yarn and following diagram, em- Row 8 Turn and p 16, p2tog – broider straight st eyes, nose and NOTES: 38 sts. mouth. Cuddly toy is worked in one piece. Row 9 Turn and bind off 18 sts, Gauge is not important for this p 1, *sl 1, p 1; rep from * across Weave in ends. row – 20 sts. project. The Head should be Bunny Blanket worked tightly enough to hold the stuffing. Turn and rep Rows 1-9 for 2nd Ear. At end of 2nd Ear, 12 sts Buddy BLANKET BUDDY remain. With larger needles, cast on 1 st. FINISHING Rows 1-6 Knit into front and Cut a 10 inch [25.5 cm] length back of first st, knit to end of row of yarn. With large-eyed blunt – 7 sts at end of row 6. needle, thread yarn through every other st on needle, then back Rows 7-39 K 3, yo, knit to end through remaining sts. Remove of row – 40 sts at end of row 39. knitting needle and stuff Head. Rows 40-41 Cast on 12 sts for Pull yarn tightly to close top of Paws, knit to end of row – 64 sts. Head and secure. Following dia- Rows 42-47 Knit. gram, embroider face using black yarn and straight sts. Rows 48-49 Bind off 12 sts, Weave in ends. knit to end of row – 40 sts. Tie a knot in each Paw. Rows 50-61 K 2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row – 28 sts. Shape Head Knitting Pattern Change to smaller needles. Lion Brand® Velvetspun Row 62 K2tog across row – 14 Pattern #: 50722 sts. SKILL LEVEL: Easy Row 63 Knit into front and back SIZE: One Size of each st across row – 28 sts. 17 in [43 cm] long, not including Row 64 *P 1, sl 1, rep from * ears across row. MATERIALS Rep Row 64 until Head measures Reprinted with permission 3½ in [9 cm]. Lion Brand Yarn • 580-156 Velvetspun Yarn: Pas- http://www.lionbrand.com tel Green (2 balls) Shape Ears hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 23 Kathy Vish • 1308 Bayshire Lane, Herndon, VA 20170-3606 • firstname.lastname@example.org continued on page 25 Hand Made Layette Items Until now, this column has includ- designs from their artwork . Greet- Skill Level: Beginner ed machine sewn projects . I realize ing cards are also a good source for Finished size: approximately that not everyone enjoys sewing with simple designs . You can also use 36 x 40 inches a machine . There are many ways designs on cute kids’ fabrics . Place to make or embellish baby items the fabric on a copier and copy in Supplies: with hand embroidery . Every baby black and white to get a line draw- • 1 yard cotton flannel deserves something handmade to ing . Appliqué designs and quilting • 1 package SINGLE FOLD bias welcome them into the world . Here stencils can also be used. The fish on binding in a matching or con- are a few projects to get you started . the receiving blanket is an appliqué trasting color –OR—strips of Hand embroidery can be relaxing design from EQ5 quilt design soft- ware . The software lets you size the fabric cut on the bias, cut 1-inch and stress relieving . There is nothing wide and pieced end-to-end to more satisfying than creating some- design to any size block . This one is sized to fit in a 5 inch block. www. be at least 5 yards long thing beautiful with your own hands . However, it is time consuming . So if blockcentral .com is a good source for • Embroidery design, sized to be you are one who enjoys the process, appliqué designs . 4-6 inches in diameter hand embroidery may be for you . Once you have selected a design, • Water or air soluble marking If you haven’t done embroidery for use a copier to reduce or enlarge the pen awhile, or have never tried it, some design to fit your project. For the re- ceiving blanket project, a design that • Light box –OR- painter’s mask- tutorials are a good place to start . I recommend trying the stitches is 4-6 inches in diameter is appropri- ing tape on scrap fabric first, until you feel ate . Using a black marker, go over • 6-strand embroidery floss or comfortable to start on a project . A the lines that will be stitched . perle cotton in colors to coor- stitch tutorial can be found at www . dinate with the flannel and the heritageshoppe .com/heritage/stitches/ Embroidered binding stitchmenu .html . This is a written Receiving Blanket • Hand embroidery needle with tutorial with pictures . If you prefer This blanket has a machine fin- large eye and sharp point a video tutorial, go to www .wonder- ished edge and is decorated with • 6-inch diameter embroidery howto .com/how-to-hand-embroi- hand embroidery. Receiving blan- hoop dery-names/ . kets can be 30-40 inches wide • Thread to match bias binding Choosing a Design x 36-45 inches long. Choose a good quality 100% cotton flannel or serger thread (matching the After you are comfortable with the blanket or contrasting) stitches, you need to choose a design . in a solid color. The edge can be finished with a serger or with bias • Straight pins, fabric scissors, Of course you can draw your own binding. iron design, or purchase designs that iron onto the fabric . But there are many other design sources . For baby lay- ette items, choose line drawings that have simple details . Coloring books are a good source for simple designs . A web site that has designs for kids to color is www .edupics .com . The cat pictured on the receiving blanket came from this site . If you have chil- dren or grandchildren, consider using page 24 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu Kathy Vish • 1308 Bayshire Lane, Herndon, VA 20170-3606 • email@example.com continued from page 24 • Seam sealant or fabric glue the binding, sewing in the groove using the water or air soluble • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat of the fold (which will be about pen. If you don’t have a light ¼” seam allowance), keeping the box, a glass top table with a light • Plate, saucer, or lid about 6 edge of the binding aligned with source underneath will also work. inches in diameter the edge of the flannel. When you Or tape the design to a window • Pencil or pen are about 6 inches from the start during daylight hours. Position a Preparing the Blanket of the binding, stop sewing with corner of the blanket on top of needle down in the fabric. Trim the design and tape the blanket Lay flannel on cutting mat and the binding so that it overlaps the in place on the window using the straighten edges with rotary cutter starting tail about 2 inches. Fold and ruler. Cut off selvages. Fold painter’s tape. The tape doesn’t under the starting tail about ½ leave residue on the window or flannel in half lengthwise, and fold inch and pin. Tuck the ending tail again in half crosswise. Place plate the fabric. Trace the design with of binding inside the starting tail the water or air soluble pen. (or saucer or lid) on the corner and pin in place. Continue sew- with NO folds so that the edge of ing until you reach the start of the Embroidering the Design the plate touches the edge of the seam. Place the blanket in the embroi- flannel. Using any pen or pencil dery hoop, centering the design. trace around the plate to round off Fold the binding to the RIGHT SIDE of the blanket and press in Decide what colors and stitches the corner. Cut on the line with will be used for each part of the scissors, cutting through all 4 lay- place. Sew the binding in place using a zigzag or decorative stitch. design. You can transfer your ers. design onto a practice fabric If you have a serger, serge around Transferring the Design first and try out the colors and the edge using an overlock stitch. Make a photocopy of the fish stitches. French knots with 4 The edge can also be finished with drawing on page 24 and the cat strands of floss works well for bias binding, purchased or made drawings on page 25. small eyes. Satin stitch works well from bias fabric strips. If using Because flannel shrinks when for large eyes. Most outlining can strips, fold the long edges to the washed, you be done with 3 strands of floss. will need to I used back-stitch with 2 strands pre-wash the of floss for the cat’s whiskers. For blanket in hot the cat’s and fish stripes, I wanted water and dry them to appear thicker, so I used in a hot dryer, 4 strands and a chain stitch. BEFORE For the edges of the fish’s fins, embroidering. I switched from outline stitch to Press all the an uneven blanket stitch. Notice center and press, being careful not wrinkles out of that I only traced every other line to distort the fabric. Single fold the blanket. for the fish’s stripes. I could have bias binding comes folded in this If you have a light box, place the traced all the lines and filled in the way. design on it and one corner of wider stripes with satin stitch or Lay RIGHT SIDE of binding to the blanket RIGHT SIDE UP on cross stitch, or some other stitch. WRONG SIDE of flannel, starting top of the design. You should be Be as creative with the stitches as on one side. Open out the fold able to see the design through you like. Don’t worry if you are on the right-hand side and align the fabric. Center the design in not covering up all of the marked the edge of the binding with the one corner of the blanket, leaving lines. The look of the stitching edge of the flannel. Start sewing about 1 inch from the binding. is what matters. When the em- about 3 inches from the start of Trace all lines you will embroider broidery is complete, remove the hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 25 Kathy Vish • 1308 Bayshire Lane, Herndon, VA 20170-3606 • firstname.lastname@example.org continued from page 25 small design. When embroidering on knits, like a t-shirt or onesie or sweatshirt, baste a piece of lightweight interfacing to the back of the design. You will probably not be able to use the embroidery hoop. Embroider through the clothing and the interfacing as if it were one piece of fabric. After the embroidery is complete, trim extra interfacing away from the outside of the design, being careful not to cut into the stitches or the cloth- ing. Interfacing will remain under the interior of the design. Apply a small dab of seam sealant or fab- ric glue to all knots on the back of the work and let it dry completely. Counted Cross Stitch Yes, you can stitch counted cross stitch on fabric that is not even weave. You need to purchase waste canvas. It resembles needle- point canvas in that it is stiffer than fabric and has large holes marks according to the directions Care Wear web site. Trace the in it. It comes in several counts for the pen. For the water soluble bib pattern on the RIGHT SIDE (threads per inch). Choosing a pen, I found dipping the design in of the fabric for the bib front, but higher thread count will make cold water and swishing seemed don’t cut it out yet. Transfer the your design smaller, which is good to do a good job. Blot the extra embroidery design, centering it for baby layette items. Choose water out with a towel and AL- on the bib front (resize the design a cross stitch pattern with only LOW TO AIR DRY COMPLETE- if necessary). Place fabric in the whole crosses – no half or quar- LY. DO NOT IRON DRY – the embroidery hoop and embroider ter stitches. Cut a piece of waste marks will be permanently trans- the design. Remove the markings. canvas big enough to cover your ferred to the fabric! Apply a small Cut out the bib front, bib back, design plus 5 or so threads extra dab of seam sealant or fabric glue and batting. Sew the bib together to all knots on the back of the with batting in between. To quilt in each dimension. Center the work and let it dry completely. To the bib, quilt (by hand or machine) waste canvas on top of the gar- press out the wrinkles, lay design close to the outside of the design ment or whatever you wish to RIGHT SIDE DOWN on a soft with thread that matches the fab- embellish, and pin in place. Cut a towel and press with steam. This ric, or with monofilament thread. piece of lightweight interfacing the presses the fabric and doesn’t same size as the waste canvas and Embroidery on Clothing pin it to the back under the waste crush the embroidery. Make sure to wash and dry the canvas. Baste through all 3 layers Embroider a Matching Bib clothing to preshrink it, before to hold them in place. Cross stitch Bib patterns can be found on the adding embroidery. Choose a the design using the holes in the page 26 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu Kathy Vish • 1308 Bayshire Lane, Herndon, VA 20170-3606 • email@example.com continued from page 26 • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat • Fabric scissors • Plate, saucer, or lid about 6 inches in diameter • Pencil or pen Preparing the Blanket Lay fleece on cutting mat and straighten edges with rotary cutter and ruler. Cut off selvages. The blanket may be left this size for an older child. For a baby blanket, trim to 30-36” wide by 30-45” long. Use the leftover fleece to make a matching stuffed toy. Fold waste canvas, treating all 3 lay- fleece in half lengthwise, and fold ers as one fabric. Be careful not again in half crosswise. Place plate to pierce any of the waste canvas (or saucer or lid) on the corner threads. You will need to use a with NO folds so that the edge of sharp pointed needle. Complete the plate touches the edge of the any back stitching or other em- fleece. Using any pen or pencil broidery stitches as well. Remove trace around the plate to round off the basting stitches. Trim the the corner. Cut on the line with extra interfacing from the outside scissors, cutting through all 4 lay- 30-36 x 30-45 inches for baby of the finished design. Interfac- ers. blanket, 36 x 54-59 inches for ing will remain under the interior Embroider the Edge child size of the design. Apply a small dab Supplies: Thread the needle with about of seam sealant or fabric glue to 20-24 inches of thread at a time. all thread tails on the back of the • 1 yard fleece If using floss, use all 6 strands. work and let it dry completely. To • 6-strand embroidery floss (at Tie a knot in one end. Gently remove the waste canvas, wet it least 2 full skeins), perle cotton, tug on the crosswise grain of the by dipping it in water and squeez- or crochet cotton thread, any fleece. The fleece will curl to the ing out any excess. This should size, in a color to coordinate WRONG SIDE. Embroider with soften the canvas and it should with the fleece (multi-color and the RIGHT SIDE facing you. start to separate. Use tweezers to Refer to the tutorial web sites if pull out all of the canvas threads. variegated threads look good) needed. Start in the middle of • Hand embroidery needle with Blanket Stitched large eye and sharp point one side, away from the corner. Edge on a Fleece • Seam sealant or fabric glue Decide how you want the stitches to look. The sampler shows even Blanket Finish the edge to a fleece blanket with hand blanket stitch. Skill Level: Beginner Finished size: approximately hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 27 Kathy Vish • 1308 Bayshire Lane, Herndon, VA 20170-3606 • firstname.lastname@example.org continued from page 27 height and width on the left, Supplies: WRONG SIDE of the fabric and alternating long and short height • Fabric in 1 yard cut or less trace around the toy with a ball- stitches, and other combinations. point pen. Trace as many toys as Be as creative as you like with the • Sewing thread to match the will fit, ensuring at least 1 inch stitch pattern. fabric between them. DO NOT CUT A few tips for going around the • Lightweight cardboard (cereal THEM OUT YET. edge of the blanket: box works well) Transferring the Face • Pull stitches so they lay just on • 2 copies of each pattern(s) for If you have a light box, place the fabric. toy(s) of your choice the other paper design on it and • Always pull the needle perpen- • Ballpoint pen one toy on top RIGHT SIDE UP, • Paper glue and scissors aligning the cutting line on the dicular to the edge of the fleece, fabric around the head with the even around the corners. • Water or air soluble marking cutting line on the pattern. They • Heights and widths of the blan- pen won’t line up exactly, but close ket stitch should be between ¼ • Light box –OR- painter’s mask- enough to get the face centered and ½ inch, no longer. ing tape on the head. You should be able • At the end of the thread, make • 6-strand embroidery floss or to see the face through the fabric. a knot through the last stitch on perle cotton in colors to stand Trace all lines for the face using the back. Then run the thread out on the fabric the water or air soluble pen. If you under the last 3 stitches and cut don’t have a light box, a glass top the thread. • Hand embroidery needle with table with a light source under- large eye and sharp point neath will also work. Or tape the • To start a new thread, come up paper pattern to a window during from back to front at the base of • 5 or 6-inch diameter embroidery hoop daylight hours. Hold up the toy the last stitch, close to the edge, RIGHT SIDE UP, on top of the and continue stitching. • Straight pins pattern and tape in place. Trace • When you have completed blan- • Pinking shears and fabric scis- the face design using the water ket stitching all the way around, sors or air soluble pen. For dark or go down (from front to back) at • Iron thicker fabrics or fleece, you will the base of the first stitch and not be able to see the design to • Ribbon (optional) knot thread on the back. Then trace it. You can just draw a face run the thread under the last 3 Preparing the Fabric freehand in that case. For dark stitches and cut the thread. Glue one copy of each toy pattern fabrics, they make yellow or white When stitching is complete, put onto cardboard and cut on the pencils or chalk markers that can a dab of seam sealant or fabric cutting line with paper scissors. be easily removed. If the fabric or glue on all knots and thread tails fleece has a cute print on it, you Iron wrinkles out of fabric. If us- to secure them. Lay the blanket don’t even need a face! ing a bigger piece of fabric, fold flat RIGHT SIDE DOWN to dry with RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER Embroidering the Design completely. along the lengthwise grain if Given the concerns about lead Tips for possible. Folding on the cross- wise grain is the second choice. paint recently, embroidery is always a safe alternative. Place Sewing Toys If you have small pieces, choose a face in the embroidery hoop, When I make toys, I usually make 2 pieces big enough to fit the centering the design. Satin stitch a lot of them. Here are some tips toy, and place RIGHT SIDES works well for large eyes. Most to speed up the process. TOGETHER. Place pattern on outlining can be done with 3 page 28 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu Kathy Vish • 1308 Bayshire Lane, Herndon, VA 20170-3606 • email@example.com continued from page 28 strands of floss. Outlines can be way when you traced around the marked cutting lines with the done with back stitch, outline or the cutting line. Place a few pins pinking shears. This separates stem stitch, or chain stitch. When inside each of the toy shapes, to the toys and clips the curves all in the embroidery is complete, hold the 2 layers together. DO one step. You will have to clip the remove the marks according to NOT CUT OUT YET. Take the inside points with straight fabric the directions for the pen. To fabric to the sewing machine. scissors, clipping just to the stitch- press out the wrinkles, lay design Set a shorter than average stitch ing. Turn toys RIGHT SIDE OUT. RIGHT SIDE DOWN on a soft length on your machine. Sew ¼ Stuff, or send them to one of the towel and press with steam. This inch INSIDE the edge of each groups at the senior residences to toy, leaving 2 to 3 inches open stuff. presses the fabric and doesn’t crush the embroidery. Complete for stuffing. Reinforce the inside If you want to tie a ribbon around embroidery for all the faces. points with backstitching on each the neck of a toy, make sure you side of the point. Remove the hand sew the ribbon to the back Sewing the Toys pins as you complete each toy. of the neck so it won’t come off Fold the fabric again, the same When all toys are sewn, cut on and be swallowed. Beginning this past January, we morial Hospital in New Hampshire . We selected Mary Hitchcock embarked on a year-long charity We had an unprecedented amount because it is the largest hospital in knitting campaign at Yarn For Your of people come into the shop to knit our region . We know the hats will be Soul, a yarn shop in Manchester, VT . for preemies, which touched our put to good use and we hope it will Each month, we have selected a dif- hearts as much as it did for our cus- make a difference in babies’ lives . ferent charity to knit for by providing tomers . Despite these harsh econom- Sincerely, free patterns, yarn recommendation, ic times, knitters donated their time and each charity’s project informa- to make hats for babies who are less Amy Wilson tion. Care Wear is our first charity fortunate . We have found that knit- Yarns For Your Soul and we are proud to send 108 prema- ting for charity has been extremely 605 Depot Street ture/newborn caps to new babies and rewarding for knitters and recipients POB 1574 their parents at Mary Hitchcock Me- alike . Manchester, VT 05255 hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 29 by Sara Greer Greetings Everyone! ing of natural fibers. In my recent ever . You can always use a different Can you believe that summer is adventures I learned that you should design for any blanket if you wish . here?!? I hardly can . It seems to me not “kill” nylon or polyamide as As I write this, it is the first week- that school just started and now my they have a very low melting point . end in April . Here in Colorado we son is going into the first grade. We When blocking rayon be very, very had practically no Winter and it is also recently found out that we are careful not to get it too wet or it may snowing so hard and so pretty that I expecting again! My youngest two fall apart and I fear that bamboo will have to squint to see the house across will be 21 months apart . do the same as they are made by the the street . When this is printed and I hope that life has be treating ev- same process . out it will be a distant memory . eryone well so far this year and that Patterns this time around are for I welcome comments, questions you are enjoying yourselves . a girl from 16 to full term using the and suggestions . In this edition I am going to tell chart included and another 16 weeker Phone: 720-429-7550 mountain time you about a little known fact . You made of fingering yarn. Remember Snail Mail: 504 Toledo Street CAN block acrylic yarn! It is actu- not to use the chart for that pattern . Aurora, Co 80011 ally called “killing” but it is the same Through the Tulips is one that has no E-Mail: idea. I will also briefly visit block- blanket . The 16 weeker does how- carewearshandmadewithlove@yahoo .com Killing Acrylic Next get your piece to be killed, your t-pins and tape Materials: measure. Pin the piece to Table the finished measurements. T-pins If it is a circle, start in the middle and go out. If it is a Foam blocks square or a rectangle begin Tape measure at two corners and work Sheet you way making sure that the edges are straight. Garment Steamer Most of my set-up for this was I than cover the blocks with a purchased at Wal-Mart. Nothing clean sheet. If you have eyelets fancy. The only thing that I didn’t and other “holes” that you want have to buy was a table. Just to be seen, use one of a contrast- make sure that the table you will ing color. be using is large enough to hold the blocked size of your finished product. I then cover the table in the large foam blocks that many children play on in the floor. They can be While doing my pinning I let my found in the toy section. I have steamer warm up. Be sure to fol- used as few as 3 for a scarf and as low all manufacturer’s instructions many as 8 for a shawl. for safety and operation. page 30 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu continued from page 30 When your steamer is ready use they are washed, because they Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same it to steam your piece. Hold the lose their shape. Also I don’t st, dc in the next dc, (2 dc in the steamer about half and inch above know that locking them makes next dc, dc in the next dc) around, your fabric and move along the them any softer. join. You will now be working in entire piece. It is ok to touch the Through the Tulips rnds. piece, just be careful of touching Row 1: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same areas that you have just steamed It’s Spring time in the Rockies! I love this time of year. When the st, dc in the next 2 dc, (2 dc in as they can be marred. The fibers the next dc, dc in the next 2 dc) 7 will actually melt and when they birds start singing and the flowers begin to bloom. I ordered the var- times. cool will stay in the new shape. This is why it is called killing, you iegated in this set months ago, but Rows 2 and 3: Ch 2, turn, dc in are changing the make up of the have been struggling to come up the same st and in each st across. fiber. It will keep its shape after with a design. This week it came Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc in the normal washing a drying as well. to me. Be creative with you color same st and in each st across to combos; tulips come in many dif- the last 2 dc, dc dec, changing to Now let the piece cool for about ferent colors. The edges have a an hour. You can then remove green. lettuce edging that is quite popu- the pins and see what you think. lar right now and the sleeves are Row 5: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in the If there is an area that you don’t flared. You will need a variegated, same st, sk the next st, dc in the like, repin it what you want and a green and two tulip colors, I next st, sk the next st, (v-st in the try again. used yellow and purple. next st, sk the next st, dc in the All done and feel how yummy and next st, sk the next st) across to soft. Blocking Natural Fibers Materials: Same as for killing acrylic except substitute a spray bottle full of water for the steamer. Set up same as above. After everything is pinned to your liking use the spray bottle to wet the piece. If it is animal it will smell and take quite a while to dry. A friend and I blocked a baby alpaca shawl and it took a full 24 hours to dry and it was a lace piece. So Special Sts last dc, 2 dc in the last dc, chang- if you are on a deadline, please v-st-dc ch 1, dc in the st or sp ing to purple. keep dry time in mind. If you live indicated in a more humid climate than I, as Row 6: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in the I think many do it will take longer Bonnet same st, ch 2, changing to yellow, and the opposite if you live in a Ch 3, join to form a ring. 3 dc in the next v-st, ch 2 chang- dryer climate. ing to purple, (3 dc in the next Rnd 1: Ch 2, 12 dc in ring, join. v-st, ch 2 changing to yellow, 3 dc Unfortunately blocking natural Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st in the next v-st, ch 2 changing to fibers must be done every time and in each st around, join. purple) across, 2 dc in the last dc hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 31 continued from page 31 changing to variegated. same st and in each st across to Sleeves Row 7: Ch 2, turn, dc in the next ch-2 sp changing to green, Rnd 1: Join variegated in armpit same st and in each st across, dc in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc with a sl st, ch 2, dc in the same working 1 dc in each ch-2 sp. in the next ch-2 sp changing to sp, working in unworked sts of variegated, (dc in the next 3 dc row 5, dc in each st around, join. Row 8: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in the changing to green, dc in the next same st and in each st across, fin- ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in the next ch-2 Rnds 2-5: Ch 2, dc in the same ish off. sp changing to variegated) twice, st and in each st around, join. Edging dc in each st across. Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st With right side facing, join green Row 8: Ch 2, turn, dc in the and in each st around, join. with a sl st in the last dc of row 8. same st and in each dc across. At Rnd 7: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same Ch 1, 3 sc in the same st and in the end of row 8 ch 3, join with a st, dc in the next st, (2 dc in the each st across; sc evenly around sl st to beg. dc. You will now be next st, dc in the next st) around, the rest of bonnet and join with a working in rnds. join, changing to purple. sl st in beg. sc, finish off. Rnd 1: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st Rnd 8: Ch 1, 3 sc in the same st Dress and in each st around, join. 88 dc and in each st around, join, finish Row 1: Ch 39, dc in the 3rd ch Rnds 2-12: Ch 2, dc in the off. from hook and in the next 3 chs, same st and in each st around, Button Rows 3 dc in the next ch, dc in the next join. Row 1: With right side facing, 7 chs, 3 dc in the next ch, dc in Rnd 13: Ch 2, dc in the same st join variegated with a sl st in top the next 11 chs, 3 dc in the next and in the next 4 dc, ch 2 chang- right back of dress. Ch 1, work 2 ch, dc in the next 7 chs, 3 dc in ing to purple, dc dec over the sc in the end of each row, sl st in the next ch, dc in each rem ch. next 3 dc, ch 2, changing to var- the free lps of next 2 chs on row Rows 2-5: Ch 2, turn, dc in the iegated, (dc in the next 3 dc, ch 2 changing to purple, dc dec over 8. 16 sc same st and in each st across to middle dc of next 3-dc group, 3 the next 3 dc, ch 2, changing to Row 2: Turn, sk the 2 sl sts, sc in dc in the middle dc of 3-dc group, variegated) around to last 2 dc, dc each sc across. (dc in each dc across to middle dc in the last 2 dc, join. Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in the of next 3-dc group, 3 dc in the Rnd 14: Ch 2, dc in the same st same st and in each sc across, sl middle dc of 3-dc group) 3 times, and in the next 4 dc changing to st in last ch on row 8 and in the dc in each dc across. green, dc in the next ch-2 sp, ch bottom of next st. Row 6: Ch 2, turn, dc in the 1, dc in the next ch-2 sp changing Row 4: 2 sc in the end of each same st and in each dc across to to variegated, (dc in the next 3 dc row. 16 sc changing to green, dc in the next the middle dc of the next 3-dc Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in the ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in the next ch-2 group, *yo, insert hk into middle same st and in the next sc, ch 1, sp changing to variegated) around dc of 3-dc group, sk all dc be- sk the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc, to last 2 dc, dc in the last 2 dc, tween, insert hk into middle dc of ch 1, sk the next sc, sc in the next join. next 3-dc group, yo and pull up a 6 sc. 2 button holes. lp, (yo and draw through 2 lps on Rnd 15: Ch 2, dc in the same st hk) twice*, (dc in the next 3 dc, ch and in each st around, join. Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 2 changing to yellow, dc dec the Rnd 16: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same same st and in each st and ch sp next 3 dc tog., ch 2 changing to st and in each st around, join across, changing to green. variegated) 3 times, dc in the next changing to yellow. Neck Edging 3 dc, rep between *s once, dc in Rnd 17: Ch 1, 3 sc in the same Working in the ends of sc rows each dc across. st and in each st around, join, fin- just made, sc in the end of row, ch Row 7: Ch 2, turn, dc in the ish off. 3, (sc in the end of the next row, page 32 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu continued from page 32 ch 3) twice, working in the free join in both lps. 38 dc working in opposite side of chs, lps of beg. ch (sc in the next lp, ch Rnd 6: Rep rnd 3. You will now dc in the next 4 chs, 3 dc in the 3) across to last lp of beg. ch, sc be working in rows. same ch as beg. 4 dc, join. in last lp, finish off. Row 1: Ch 2, dc in the same st Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same and in the next 6 dc. 7 dc st and in the next 3 dc, dc in the Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc in the next 4 dc, 2 dc in the next 7 dc, same st and in each dc across. dc in the next 4 dc, 2 dc in the next 3 dc, join . Rows 3 and 4: Rep rows 1 and 2, finish off. Rnd 3: Ch 2, using the same st Row 1: With right side facing, sk and next dc, dc dec, dc dec 3 the next 12 dc, join yarn with a sl times more, sc in the next 10 dc, Diaper Cover st in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the sc dec, sc in the next 10 dc, dc Row 1: With variegated, ch 4, sc same st and in the next 6 dc. 7 dc dec three times, join. in the 2nd ch from hk and in each Rows 2-4: Work rows 2-4 above, Rnd 4: Sl st in the next 2 sts, ch ch across. 3 sc do NOT finish off. 2, using the same st and next st Work the following rows in the Turn inside out. Holding right dc dec, sc in the next 8 sc, sc dec, BLO until indicated otherwise. sides tog., working through all sc in the next sc, sc dec, sc in the Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 4 lps, sl st the 2 pieces tog., do next 8 sc, dc dec, double dc dec, same st, ch 1, sk the next sc, sc in NOT finish off. join. the last sc. Edging Rnd 5: Sl st in the next st, ch 1, Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in the Rnd 1: Ch 1, working in the sc in each sc around, double dc same st, sc in the next ch-1 sp, sc ends of rows and in the sk sts on dec, join, finish off. in the last st. rnd 6, work 30 sc evenly around, Rnd 6: Join green with a sl st in Rows 4-40: Rep rows 2 and 3, join. 30 sc the first st to left of joining. Ch 18 times then rep row 2 once Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in the same st 2, v-st in the same st, sk the next more. and in each st around, join. st, dc in the next st, sk the next st Ch 1, turn, working in the BLO of Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the same (v-st in the next st, sk the next st, row 38 and in the free lps of row st, ch 3, (sc in the next st, ch 3) dc in the next st, sk the next st) 1, sl st the 2 ends tog., ch 1, and around, join, finish off. around, join, finish off. turn right side out, you will now be working in rnds. Rep for 2nd leg. Rnd 7: Join yellow with a sl st in first v-st, ch 2, 3 dc in the same Rnd 1: Working in the ends of sp, ch 1, changing to purple, 3 dc rows work 38 sc evenly around, join in both lps. 38 sc in the next v-st, ch 1, changing to yellow, 3 dc in the next v-st, ch All rnds are worked in both lps. 1, changing to purple, 3 dc in the Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st, next v-st, ch 1 changing to yellow, 2 sc in the next sc, (sc in the next 3 dc in the next v-st, ch 1, join sc, 2 sc in the next sc) around, with a sl st to beg. dc changing to join. 57 sc variegated. Rnds 3 and 4: Ch 2, dc in the Booties Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in the same st, ch same st and in each st around, Rnd 1: With variegated, ch 8, 4 dc in the 3rd ch from hook, dc in 3, (sc in the next st, ch 3) around, join in both lps. the next 4 chs, 7 dc in the last ch, join with a sl st to beg. sc, finish Rnd 5: Ch 2, (dc dec, dc) around, off. hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 33 continued from page 33 For-Get-Me-Knots With green, ch 3, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hk, (hdc, 3 dc, hdc) all in group, *yo, insert hk into middle dc of 3-dc group, sk all dc be- I originally made the 16 weeker the last ch, sc in the same st as tween, insert hk into middle dc of For-Get-Me-Knot out of thread. beg. sc, join, finish off. next 3-dc group, yo and pull up I have since figured out how to a lp, (yo and draw through 2 lps Bonnet make 16 week gowns from yarn, on hk) twice, dc in each dc across so I decided to up date the For- Rnd 1: With white, ch 3, 12 dc * to the middle dc of next 3-dc Get-Me-Knot. You will need white in the 3rd ch from hk, join. 12 dc group, rep between *s across to for the bonnet, gown and blanket, Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st last dc, dc in the last dc, join. You blue and yellow for the flowers and in each dc around, join. You will now be working in rnds. 26 and green for the leaves. will now be working in rows. 24 dc dc Row 5: Ch 2, turn, dc in the Row 1: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same same st and in each dc across, st, dc in the next dc, (2 dc in join. You will now be working in the next dc, dc in the next dc) 7 rows. times, dc in the dc next dc. Leave rem sts unworked. 25 dc Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in the same st, ch 2, sk the next sc, (sc in Rows 2-5: Ch 2, turn, dc in the the next sc, ch 2, sk the next sc) same st and in each dc across. around, join. Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in the Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in the same st same st, ch 3, (sc in the next st, and in each st and ch around, ch 3) across, finish off. join. 39 dc Gown Rnds 3-16: Ch 2, dc in the Flower Row 1: Ch 17, dc in the 3rd ch same st and in each dc around, Make 7 with blue from hk, 3 dc in the next ch, (dc join. Rnd 1: Ch 3, join to form a ring. in the next 3 chs, 3 dc in the next ch) across to last ch, dc in the last Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in the same Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc, ch 1) st, ch 3, (sc in the next st, ch 3) ch. 23 dc 5 times, join, finish off. 5 petals around, join, finish off. made. Row 2: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in the same st and in the next dc, 3 dc Sleeves Centers in the next dc, [2 dc in the next Join white with a sl st in armpit, Make 7 with yellow dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the ch 1, sc in the same st, ch 3, (sc With yellow, leaving a long tail, ch next dc) twice, 3 dc in the next dc] in the next st, ch 3) around, join, 2, work 4 hdc in the 2nd ch from across to last 2 dc, 2 dc in each of finish off. hk, remove hk from last st, insert the last 2 dc. 44 dc Button Row hk from front to back into first st, Row 3: Ch 2, turn, dc in the catch lp and pull through, ch 1, Join white with a sl st in the top same st and in each st across to finish off leaving a long tail. middle dc of next 3-dc group, 3 of right back. Ch 1, work 2 sc dc in the middle dc of 3-dc group, in the end of each row. Sl st in Assembly the joining of row 5. Work 2 sc (dc in each dc across to middle dc Put both ends of the center into of next 3-dc group, 3 dc in the in the end of the next row, ch 1, a needle and pull through the middle dc of 3-dc group) 3 times, 1 sc in the next row, 2 sc in the middle of flower. Pull each end dc in each dc across. next row, 1 sc in the next row, ch tight and weave in separately. 1, 2 sc in the last row finish off. Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc in the Leaves same st and in each dc across to Blanket Make 7 with green the middle dc of the next 3-dc Row 1: Ch 74, dc in the 3rd ch page 34 www.carewear.org hagerman@hood .edu Requests for Pre-Sewn Toys GROUP #1: continued from page 34 The Wednesday afternoon Craft Group of Homewood Senior Resi- from hk and in each ch across. 72 of beg. ch and in tops of sts, work dence continues to request your as- dc sc, ch 3, evenly around, join, fin- sistance with pre-sewn toys for them Rows 2-36: Ch 2, turn, dc in ish off. to stuff with fiberfill. Few group the same st and in each dc across. Finishing members sew, but they are willing and able fiberfill stuffers! Home- Edging Weave in all ends. wood’s Julie provides fiberfill for Working in sides of rows, free lps Sew flower to back of bonnet. their projects . If you are willing to cut, sew, clip, & turn fabric bunnies Glue ribbon to front and/or bears, please send them to: insides of bonnet. JULIE NORRIS, Activities Director Sew flowers to 7401 Willow Road gown. Frederick, MD 21702 Weave ribbon GROUP #2: through rnds 1 and Mary Kay Huber-Leslie, for- 13 of gown and tie merly a resident of Homewood, has in a bow in the front. moved to Macon, GA in order to be closer to her family . As expected, Sew buttons to back Mary Kay has established a Care of gown and close. Wear group at her new retirement Sew flowers to the residence community and she also blanket. welcomes help providing pre-sewn bunnie and/or bears (as well as other animal shapes!) for her new group . The Activities Director will provide Size in weeks, Fiber Weight, and Hook size the fiberfill. 16 Size 10 thread and hook size 7 (1.5mm) MARY KAY HUBER-LESLIE 24 Baby Fingering Yarn and hook size “D” Apt # 303 300 Charter Blvd 28 Baby Sport Yarn and hook size “E” Macon, GA 31210 32 Baby Sport Yarn and hook size “G” Area hospitals welcome fabric/ fiberfill toys and Julie and Mary Kay 36 Sport Yarn and hook size “G” send thanks for your assistance for 40 Sport Yarn and hook size “I” their efforts . THANKS! Cap & Booties hagerman@hood .edu www.carewear.org page 35 Non-profit org. From: U .S . Postage Care Wear PAID Volunteers, Inc. Frederick, MD Bonnie Hagerman Permit No . 775 c/o Hood College 401 Rosemont Avenue Frederick, MD 21701-8575 Wishing everyone a healthy and happy summer! Thanks for all that you do. The next newsletter will be the September 2009 issue. 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