Project Linus is a charity that helps children in crisis by providing them with handmade blankets, security blankets. People everywhere are sewing, quilting, weaving, knitting and crocheting blankets for kids.

Our own University of New Mexico Hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit has written to Project Linus expressing thanks for the premie blankets. They say they help humanize the little bodies with tubes coming off them. The parents love that someone cared enough to take the time to make them.

Here are photos of the first batch of premie blankets I made. They're quick, fun little projects that mean a lot.

Scrap granny square premie blanket.
Tan banded knit premie blanket.
Red banded knit premie blanket.

I made the blue/brown one and the orange one while working, as an extra, on the movie "Hamlet 2". The blue/green one I made the night I was a background extra on "Crazy Heart".

Blue and brown granny square premie blanket.
Orange and brown granny square premie blanket.
Blue and green granny square premie blanket.

They are a good way to use up scraps or try out new yarns. I like to try out fun, fancy yarns I found at the dollar store.