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« on: February 23, 2012, 06:55:53 PM »

I know that some members of this forum already make pet blankets, etc. for use at their local animal shelters and rescues.  However, if this is something you are interested in, but just don't know how to get started, this organization can help you!

http://www.snugglesproject.org/

The site has a list of rescues and shelters by country, state, and telephone area code, with an icon added to those who already accept these donations.  There is also info about why "snuggles" are important for shelter animals, patterns and recommendations for making them, and so forth.

If you sew, knit, or crochet, and like to help animals, check this out!
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 09:27:33 AM »

This is really a neat project!  I wish I knew how to sew, but alas, Sophers mom flunked junior high sewing class.  When the teacher has to ask what kind of stitch you used on the apron project, you know its something not meant to be.   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 09:37:03 AM »

I crochet Smiley  I'll be glad to make some snuggles if I ever get a chance to finish my 3 blankets LOL..or maybe just when I get new yarn.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 06:04:10 PM »

Made my first snuggle!


It was made with 2 threads at the same time, which wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but took a lot more strength in the hands.  I don't recommend it for people with arthritic hands.

have to stock up on yard, I ran out in the middle of my 2nd snuggle.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 06:20:02 PM »

merrihart, thats fantastic!  Which lucky shelter does the Snuggle go to?
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 06:41:24 PM »

merrihart,
Good job!  It is beautiful!   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 06:43:43 PM »

Great work, Merriheart!

My Little Sister and I have completed a couple of the Polar Express Snuggles and have another underway. They also take more finger strength than I expected to knot the fringes. One has gone to our local shelter for a test run in their cat cages, and has held up well to their regular washing cycles in-house; the rest will follow after completion. We have enough material to complete about 8 to 10 more, I think.
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 06:49:32 PM »

That is gorgeous.  You're so lucky -- my cats won't let me do anything with yarn! Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 02:54:51 AM »

merrihart, thats fantastic!  Which lucky shelter does the Snuggle go to?

Well, I was going to give mine to Cat Tales, which is the local rescue group, but they aren't on the official list.  There are a couple groups on the list around me, mostly dog groups, and this one is probably better suited to a dog.  so I'll have to look at the list again and see which ones are near me. Smiley

My second one is the snuggle tubbie, if I can ever get back to the yarn store.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2012, 05:25:08 AM »

That is beautiful ! That will be a very lucky dog who gets it !
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2012, 05:58:53 AM »

Great job, merrihart! Some lucky shelter pet is going to be very happy...

It is possible to knit and crochet with cats--I do it all the time!  But I do have to use a few, ah, special techniques.
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 11:33:40 AM »

Great work, Merriheart!

My Little Sister and I have completed a couple of the Polar Express Snuggles and have another underway. They also take more finger strength than I expected to knot the fringes. One has gone to our local shelter for a test run in their cat cages, and has held up well to their regular washing cycles in-house; the rest will follow after completion. We have enough material to complete about 8 to 10 more, I think.

shadowmice, that is so neat and its such a neat thing to get your Little Sister involved in too.  Good for you!  You will have to post some pics.  I have no talent in that arena.  My sewing capabilities suck as well, one time I pinned a pair jeans....to hem...while I had them on!  Ummm, trying to get them off with the pins sticking inwards was excruciating.  So knitting I fear I would strangle myself...  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 01:23:12 PM »

Sandi, I think you could make the tied fleece snuggles.  (I think I hear Sophers asking for one... LOL)

After I finish my backlog of clothing projects, I'm going to knit some more cat snuggles from wash-and-dry yarn.  If you don't like doubling or tripling yarn, the bulky/chunky works quite well.
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 02:09:12 PM »

Nice work merrihart!

 ;DHa ha Sandi I laughed when I read your post. I'm not much with good with sewing or knitting either, so you are not alone...
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