This quarter's community service project is knitted dolls and bears — or knitted clothing for dolls and bears. Police officers will give the dolls and bears to children who are taken away from their families in situations of risk. So far, we don't have very specific guidelines, but MKG Service Committee Co-Chair Yvonne Eyer made these suggestions:
You can either make dolls or bears "from scratch" or dress a purchased doll or bear. There is no a restriction on sizes, but use common sense: a yard-high doll is too big, and a 2-inch doll is too small.
Here are some links for free patterns for knitted dolls, toys and teddy bears for our quarterly service project. Feel free to knit any type of doll or toy you'd like, but please avoid using any buttons or embellishments that might be a choking hazard for small children. Members should bring completed items to donate to the April meeting.
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.