Saturday, December 23, 2017

Our Holiday Delivery

Knitters, Rita, Harriet and Barbara delivered 75 hats and scarves made by Karing Knitters from both San Ramon and Castro Valley groups to recipients of a food pantry in Hayward. They were delighted to meet the people and see them choose a knitted hat or scarf. It made the delivery personal on both sides. Special thanks to Alex Chun for her contribution of a lovely scarf.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Helpful Model

At yesterday's meeting of our San Ramon group Harriett was kind enough to try on an unfinished crocheted hat for Jan.  
Thank you Harriett.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Holiday Hat Delivery

Peggy delivered 71 baby hats (46 general, 16 Xmas, 9 Chanukah) to Kaiser Walnut Creek on 11/20/17. This was particularly fun since she met two very excited grandparents who were just on their way to meet their new grandson. Peggy had them select a hat for the newborn. They were most appreciative.
The nurses were also elated to receive more hats and said they would display some immediately and one stated this was her favorite part of her job!

Thank you for all of your donations!

more hats from Montana

Much to our surprise, we received
13 more knitted baby hats from Sandy in Billings, Montana!! These will be perfect for the holiday season.
 Thank you Sandy!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Straight from Billings, Montana

Straight from Billings, Montana, one
of the Karing Knitters' sisters wanted to contribute to our baby hat donations and mailed 9 adorable baby hats on 10/11/17. Thank you so much, Sandy!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

We've gone international

On 10/2/17 the Karing Knitters
were knitting and a mother from England who was visiting her daughter stopped to see what we were knitting. This woman has 11 grandchildren with two more on the way. Jan (center) immediately gave her two of the crocheted hats she had just finished to give to the newborns. The woman was thrilled and now we can say that our hats are enjoyed internationally!! 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kaiser Delivery for Fall

Peggy delivered 113 baby hats to
Kaiser Walnut Creek on 9/23/17 with 20 designated for Antioch, Kaiser. They were for  Halloween, Fall and several were for multiple births. The nurses were elated when the hats arrived since they had run out. They had just delivered two sets of twins so were happy we made some duplicate hats.

Thank you Karing Knitters for your contributions!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy Birthday to Us

In the seven years we have been in existence our Karing Knitters group has produced and donated a grand total of 2914 hats and 592 scarves. Happy Birthday to us. Let's keep up the good work.

The Purple Project

The Karing Knitters just knitted/crocheted  25 purple baby hats which will be mailed to the Oklahoma Click Campaign to help bring awareness to the Period of Purple Crying (uncontrollable crying for no reason) to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome. The hats will be distributed to families with information about the PURPLE Program.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

More baby hats

Peggy delivered 15 baby hats to Kaiser Walnut Creek on August 2, 2017.  She wanted to make sure that the two watermelon themed hats arrived on time for National Watermelon Day which is on August 3rd.  The nurses thought that was such as cute idea and LOVED all of the hats we donated.  Two of the nurses had just come out of delivery rooms and immediately searched for two baby girl hats.

Monday, July 3, 2017

4th of July delivery

Peggy delivered a total of 64 baby hats to Kaiser Walnut Creek and Antioch Kaiser on July 2nd, 2017, of which 37 were 4th of July themed and 27 were general baby hats.
Special thanks go to Martha for knitting 25 of the 4th of July cute and creatively embellished! The nurses loved them and immediately began choosing some for the newborn babies.
One of the nurses will take 12 hats to Antioch Kaiser.
Thank you Karing Knitters for your donations!! 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Kaiser Hat Delivery

Peggy, one of the knitters, delivered 50 baby hats to Kaiser Walnut Creek on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  She met one of the newer nurses who was elated by the donations and told her how appreciative the patients were with the baby hats.  Of course, 50 baby hats only last 5 days as there are at least 10 babies born daily at Kaiser Maternity.  Our group cannot keep up with the demand. 

Thank you Karing Knitters for all of your baby hat contributions and for adding so much joy to the patients.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Perfect timing

One of our knitters, Barbara, had a chance meet-up with a former colleague. She was introduced to her 2 week old newborn baby girl at the place we meet to knit. Barbara had just finished knitting this purple hat. She gave it to her friend who immediately put it on her baby. She later sent a picture of the little girl wearing the hat in a newborn photo shoot!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Delivery

Peggy delivered 88 hats to Kaiser Walnut Creek  (20 of which will be donated to Kaiser Antioch).  The nurses were "jumping with joy"  when they discovered that the Easter born babies plus the rest of the babies born this week would have an adorable hat to wear.  One of the nurses immediately dug through the bag of donations and retrieved 5 of them to display at the nurses' counter.

Thank you Karing Knitters for your ongoing contributions!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Another Hat Delivery

Peggy, one of the Karing Knitters, delivered 78 hats to Kaiser Walnut Creek on February 23rd.  As usual the nurses were thrilled to receive them. The KK group decided since the Antioch  nurses appreciated the baby hats that were delivered to them last month so much, that we would give them more hats in the future. Of the 78 hats that we delivered today, Antioch received 25. Since March is St. Patrick's Day, Jan made some beautiful themed hats to include in this delivery. We know that all of the newborns will appreciate and enjoy the hats.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

An outfit for Alyssa

3 month old Alyssa is modeling a sweater set that Peggy, one of the Karing Knitters knitted for cute!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Peggy delivered 18 Valentine ♥ themed hats and 25 general hats to Kaiser Walnut Creek on February 1, 2017. The nurses were overly excited because they had run out of hats to give to the babies quite a while ago. They absolutely loved that there were some Valentine ♥ themed hats and told me that they would go to good use. Thank you Karing Knitters for your generous contributions. The nurses reiterated that the patients love the hats that we make.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New grandson for Barbara and hats for Kaiser Antioch

Barbara's daughter just delivered a baby at Kaiser Antioch on 1/30/17. Peggy, Barbara's sister and proud "Grauntie", suggested to her that we donate some of the baby hats we've knitted/loomed and she agreed that it was a great idea.  We donated 25 hats, 13 of which were Valentine themed and the rest were general hats.  The nurses were thrilled because they receive very few hat donations.  Antioch Kaiser delivers 125-135 babies monthly while Kaiser Walnut Creek delivers 350 babies monthly...big difference! Also, pictured below is baby Dax and older brother Blake wearing matching hats knitted by Auntie Peggy