Monday, July 20, 2009

Sophie's Cozies

Sophie is a delightful 4 year-old who wanted to go to the hospital and play with the children to cheer them up. Unfortunately, there are age minimums for volunteers which do not allow for those who are so young. Undaunted, Sophie and her mother came up with a different idea: give the children hugs and snuggles! How? With small blankets made from soft yarns. And Sophie's Cozies was born...

After reading about Sophie, I wanted to make a cozy.

So I stitched up this Bobby Square sans a few rounds (click picture for pattern) with the left over yarn from the Wheelchair Wrap. Then, I tossed it on the scale. It looked promising so I kept going.When the squares were done there were just a few grams left...not enough to join. So off to the stash I ran. I knew there were some scraps of white in this same yarn in there somewhere.And, lo my memory was good. Plus, I think the crochet gods were smiling on me. Just as with the purple, there were but three grams remaining when the joining was done. (Perhaps that is a sign that it was meant to be?)And here it is! I'm so pleased with the way it turned out. The picture is a little washed out. The colors are more vivid in real life.

Here's hoping some little one is well comforted by this soft cozy and the loving heart of Sophie.


Snot Head (a.k.a Kylie) said...

That is adorable. I love the colors together. That is such a simple charity idea and such a great idea. Thanks for letting me know. My sister and I might both get into it because I know she has been pounding out lap sized afghans for about a week now. ;o)

Elisa said...

Wow, I love how those squares look together. Great idea!