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Annual Toy Drive

It’s that time of year again! Many of you will remember the stuffed animal drive we hosted last summer for Positive Tomorrows, the elementary school for children without homes in Oklahoma City. Last year we managed to gather over 40 stuffed animals that later went to the incoming kindergarten and 1st graders thanks to many of our extremely talented customers and employees. By the end of the drive, we had a multitude of stuffed bears, elephants, dolls, monsters, and even a hippo! The drive was so successful that we have decided to host another drive in August. However, we need all of the help we can get!

If you are in need of some inspiration, perhaps we can help. This adorable Alice in Wonderland by Amy Gaines, knit by Leslie, is a fun and easy knit, just click here to take a look at the pattern. My favorite part about this doll is that it is knit flat and later seemed, so you never have to bother with double points or magic looping a few stitches at a time. With this pattern, you will use basic increasing and decreasing, seaming, and multi-color knitting. Also, this is the perfect project to work on this summer.

It’s so small and portable that you can easily place Alice in your purse or yarn bag and carry her to all of your summer destinations. Leslie chose to knit Alice out of Jeannie by Plymouth Yarn Co. because of its affordable price, durability, softness, and easy-care instructions. And at only $4.00 a skein, this cotton/acrylic blend is perfect for any project featuring multiple colors.

The cut off date for donations will be Tuesday, August 6th and just like last year, all participants will be entered into a drawing for a $25 L&B Yarn Co. gift card for each knitted/crocheted item donated. So help us bring some happiness into a child’s life with a handmade toy! -Michael

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