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Make-a-Wish: Natalie's Knitting Challenge

August 03, 2020
Join Natalie's challenge and make her wish come true!

Natalie was diagnosed with lymphoma when she was  in 7th grade. She was treated at Lucille Packard Hospital at Stanford. During her treatment, she picked up knitting to pass the time. Natalie just turned 15 yrs old at the end of July and and just completed her last chemo treatment. 

Natalie's wish through Make-a-Wish Greater Bay Area is to brighten the lives of patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and to thank her caregivers who helped her beat cancer.

Knit or crochet a teenager- sized hat. We have loads of free hat patterns here. If the hat is sized for an adult, you can use a thinner yarn and smaller needles to make it slightly smaller. 

Great choices of super soft, machine wash/dry yarn include Comfort,  Comfort Chunky.Cherub Chunky, and Cherub Bulky.   

Share photos of your hats on social media using #KnittingwithNatalie and tag Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford for your chance to win prizes.

Bring your hats in to the shop by August 28 and we'll ship them out to Make a Wish Greater Bay Area.

If you'd like to ship them yourself, the address is:
Make-a-Wish Greater Bay Area 
1333 Broadway #200
Oakland, CA 94612

All hats will be donated to the Teen Health Van, a service within Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. 

Let's help make Natalie's wish come true!

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Charity Knitting, Shop News

Crafting for the Animals in Australia & Free Demos on Techniques - THANK YOU!

January 08, 2020
Here's something uplifting for your Wednesday!!!
This is a list of every organization that we have completely fulfilled orders for since January of 2020.** A total of 137 organizations in just under 5 months!!!**
(We will release the medical facility names when this is all over, we don't want them getting any media backlash for requesting fabric masks.)
So I want everyone that has participated and supported this group in one way or another to pat yourself on the back and feel amazing today, because we sure do!!
Adelaide Koala Rescue
Alison Plant with Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland
Animal Link Foundation
Ark Aid Inc Wildlife Hospital Darwin
Baby Bats and Buddies of Australia
Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland
Bats QLD
Bee Roals via RCC
Bushfire Wildlife Rescue and Support
Chris Fitz via RCC
FNQ Wildlife Rescue Innisfail Hub
FNQ Wildlife Rescue
Help for Wildlife
Individual (Jenny) via JABS Joey and Bat Sanctuary
Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary
JWHearts Lisa Karran Instagram
Koala Rescue Queensland
Lisa Thomson
Murrindindi Ranges Wildlife Shelter
Orphan Native Animal Rear and Release Association Incorporated
Our Haven Wildlife Shelter Inc.
Patricia Sellens-Harding
Possumwood
Rescue Craft Co
Ro-Anne Mossman
Together for Wildlife
Aimee's Farm Animal Sanctuary
Colorado Batcrew
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Tuscon Wildlife Center
Jojo's Nut House Wildlife Rehab
The Pipsqueakery
Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Cottontail Cottage Animal Sanctuary
Krystal's Wildlife Rehab
Vermont Institute of Natural Science
Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association of Massachusetts
Blue Mountain Wildlife
Center Valley Animal Rescue
Friends of Slim Pickens Wildlife Rescue
Ponti Veterinary Hospital
Sardis Raptor Center
Seattle Humane
Squirrel Refuge
Tortoise Acres Rescue and Sanctuary
Twin Harbors Wildlife Center
Buck Wild Animal Rescue and Wildlife Rehab
Denise Williamson (individual rehabber)
FEWERR Foundation
Friends of Texas Wildlife
Izzy Wildlife
Lori Ratcliff (individual rehabber)
Mary Carle ind. Rehabber
Partnership with Native Americans (also RAR)
South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators
Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition
Wild hearts wildlife rehab
Grits and Grace
Happinest Wildlife Rescue
Noah's Ark
Opie Acres
Our Wild Neighbors Rescue & Rehabilition
Western Kentucky Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc.
Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana
Completed mask orders:
74 Facilties in 31 States so far!!
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January 28, 2020
A big THANK YOU to all of you that donated items for the animals in Australia. Our shipment went out on January 28. We forgot to take a pic of all items received (sorry!) but here are pics of a couple of items. 
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We're collecting donations for the Animal Rescue Craft Guild to help the animals that are suffering from the terrible fires in Australia.
Click here for direct downloads for some of the patterns. 
You can find all patterns on the Animal Rescue Craft Guild Facebook page. 
In the blue area on the left, click on 'Files'.
We're planning a shipment at the end of January so please have donations at the shop by Jan 27. 
Click here for more information.
We're offering some FREE demos on techniques used for these patterns:
Saturday Jan 18, 3-4pm - Three Needle Bind-Off for seamless pouches in the round (knit)
Sunday Jan 19, 3-4pm - Turkish/Eastern Cast On for seamless pouches in the round (knit)
Saturday Jan 25, 3-4pm - Magic Adjustable Loop and Ellipse Chain Start for seamless pouches in the round (crochet)
Sunday Jan 26, 3-4pm - French Seams on fabric pouch liners (sewing)
Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Charity Knitting, Shop News

Knitted Knockers Donations - Thank You!

November 05, 2019

Thank you to all of you that donated Knitted Knockers in the past few weeks!

We just shipped off our biggest shipment ever!

It's not just for October. We're a collection point for Knockers so we encourage you to continue to make Knockers and drop them off any time. We make periodic shipments to our distributor throughout the year. 

Never made a Knocker but are interested? Click here for knit and crochet patterns. It's important that only approved yarns are used.  We carry Modern Cotton DK, Ultra Pima, Cleo, and Bamboo Pop

Thank you again for the donation of your time to create items that really make a difference. 

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Charity Knitting, Shop News

August 26 is Dog Appreciation Day!

July 26, 2019

October 2019 Update:

Thank you to those of you that made snuggle blankets!

Blankets were sent directly to San Francisco Animal Care and Control.

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Let's celebrate by making snuggle blankets to support the Snuggle Project!  

The Snuggles Project is an organization that provides Snuggles to animal shelters worldwide. 

After being given a Snuggle, a frightened or difficult to handle animal is able to become more calm which allows time for the animal and caregiver to learn how to handle the situation.  In addition, Snuggles provide a more homey environment for the animals, visitors and staff. 

Click here for knitting and crochet patterns for Snuggles. There are a variety of patterns using different stitches. There are even basket patterns for little pups and kitties. 

Want some help with the patterns? We're holding a FREE with yarn purchase workshop on Sunday, Aug 25 from 1 to 2:30pm. 

Please note PREREQUISITES:

For My Favorite Knit Snuggle: must know how to CO, K and BO

For Snug Harbor Knit Snuggle: must know CO, K, P, BO and work ITR

For Crochet Snuggle Tubbie: must know ch, sc and dc

Please bring locking stitch markers for all projects. 

If you don't need help but want to make a Snuggle, please stop on by and knit/crochet with us!

We plan on sending our first batch of cuddle blankets by September 30. 

We'll be taking donations for the Snuggles Project all year.  

Let's support homeless animals!  

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Charity Knitting, Shop News

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