These are some of the decisions that were made Thursday. Nothing is written in stone (except the way blankets have to be turned in to me or Project Linus-which will be in another message), so we can change anything at anytime.
We set our goal for Project Linus - 100 blankets this year - that means about 10 blankets per person. This is the amount that we produced for 2011. If we do more - great. This seems like a reasonable goal for us as the blankets are single layer now. We set our goal for the Nursing Homes at 50 blankets - we decided on that number because we have "adopted" a nursing home that has been somewhat forgotten by others and they have about 40 people living there. The extra 10 are because they needed extra blankets at the end of the year last year and this might help. We donated 154 last year, so I think this is a doable goal.
I will send out sizes needed by Project Linus and Nursing Homes (quilter's emporium) in a different message. We have fabric donated to us for the Project Linus blankets and have agreed as a group to buy the material for the nursing homes. I have some material here that has been sized, cut, and the holes have been cut for crocheting. I purchased this material and did the work on it, but will be happy to sell them to you for what I have in to it. I figure they average about $10.00 for the blanket as is. This is an average cost based on the size of the blanket and the cost of the material. Then you need to do the edging.
I am happy to share anything I know about crocheting with anyone. I am also happy to help you cut holes in fleece with my wheel and equipment. I do ask that you have the material washed, selvages cut off, and the material squared before you bring it for the holes. If you don't know what I am talking about, please ask me. I will be happy to help you. The link for the skip-stitch wheel was requested: http://www.skipstitch.com/order.htm They also have them for purchase at the Project Linus meetings and I will be happy to pick one up for you when I go. They meet on the second Thursday of the month, and the wheels cost $12.00. Directions on how to use blade: http://www.projectlinus.org/patterns/ssbi.html OK, that's it for this message. Later - How to turn in blankets to be donated and what sizes do they need? Thanks so much for everything!!