Bertie’s Blankets

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’d have heard before that my perspective of community has changed because of the wonderful connections I’ve made through crafting and blogging.  One of these connections came by the way of Sam at Sticks, Strings & Crafty Things.   I can’t tell you on what a wonderfully inspirational source she is.  

Right now, Sam needs our help.  She didn’t ask me to do this post but I want to.   Sam (with the help of some other kind crafters) is currently making blankets for the patients at the hospice where her dad “Bertie” was taken care of before his passing.  In her own words:

I started Bertie’s Blankets in honour of my Dad who was lovingly cared for at Trinity Hospice. One of the seemingly small details at the hospice were the handmade blankets in each of the rooms. These blankets are wholeheartedly appreciated and bring a touch of love, warmth and a feeling of home. But alas they are in short supply which is why I have been seeking your help.

This is an ongoing project but for the first set of blankets she needs some help. To finish this set,  goal is to create 33 aran weight 9 in squares  & 60 sock weight 9 inch squares.   She’s set up a blog to track and report progress for this project and I’d love if you could help.  This post has the square requirements.  There’s also a Ravelry group: Bertie’s Blankets.    See  … lots of ways to see what we’re doing so you too can get involved!  😀

If 2013 was the year you planned to do some charity knitting, here’s one to consider! 

Bertie's Blanket




  1. Since this year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways I can use crafting to contribute to charity. I’ve come up with a few large scale projects I could do, but this idea is a great start on a small scale. Thanks for sharing! -Nizzy

  2. Ps not sure what happened with the picture.. I found thid morning that my pictures have been somehow marked as private in flickr. I did not do this and tried to reset to public but see that it is stil not showing here (or on my ravelry) strange flickr going ons

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