Monday, December 08, 2008

A new charity pattern...

I wanted to do something special with my Jujube and Lolo for the holidays this year. Something that would bring a little meaning and humanity to our celebrations, especially in these difficult economic times and that would bring them a taste of the joy that comes from giving...

So when a blog-reader and friend told me about MOST's Holiday Adopt-A-Family program, I was on board from the get-go.  The program is now in its tenth year and has helped nearly 200 families and 1000 children in need.  The idea of families helping families just warms my heart and it's been a fun project for all of us to get involved in.  

I recruited daddy and the boys to pick out some toys and books for the baby triplets we 'adopted' and they were  so eager and proud to help.  Naturally, I contributed some fiber love and designed and knit little holiday sweaters for 'the babies' as they came to be known in our house these past few weeks (Julian is so invested in making them sweet). 

When I heard that MOST's Holiday Adopt-A-Family program had been underfunded for years and may not be able to continue to operate unless they succeed in raising $10, 000, I thought we knitters could do something about that ;0)

So I wrote up the pattern for these Buddy Sweaters and am making it available for free with any contribution to MOST's Holiday Adopt-A-Family program.  Find out more and download the pattern from Jujube & Lolo here.

The pattern includes instructions to knit the seamless yoked sweater and all three holiday-themed finger puppet buddies (elf, snowman and penguin) and pockets (north pole, gift box and ski slopes) in sizes 3 to 24 months. 

{Hint: the pockets and buddies are also the perfect size to adorn Buddy Bags if you need a quick knit for a special little one on your list}.  Thank you in advance for your support (as always)!  If you have a blog or knitting group, plese help me spread the word about this charity project.  I know we can make a big difference for this organisation and bring a little extra cheer to families in need.  

You can find out more about MOST here.  
Get the Buddy Sweater pattern here.



  1. These sweaters are wonderful!

  2. As always your stuff is too cute for words and the colours delicious!

  3. Wow Anny these are amazing !!

  4. Anonymous3:37 p.m.

    How awesome is this !!!! Will definitely donate and love the example you aregiving to your kids!!!
    God loves you adn so do I - jill

  5. Anonymous6:32 p.m.

    They are beautiful. Count me in! I will be over to the other site this afternoon.


  6. These little sweaters are just adorable! The small treasures are precious! Another winner!

  7. Anonymous10:54 p.m.

    I love the sweater, my husband really liked the colors that you used. I love the animals that you adorned the sweaters with, sort o whimsical.

  8. Anonymous1:35 p.m.

    the sweaters are very beautiful and the idea is great, really.

  9. Those are so cute!

  10. righto eventhough its boiling hot here in sydney for Christmas I can't help but get these patterns and help out!


  11. Your knitting is yummy:)Iam knitting hats for homeless shelters.Hugs Darcy

  12. Awesomely cute sweaters. Thanks for doing this! I donated and downloaded :)

  13. This is the sweetest thing I have ever seen and heard.
    I belive that this programme should go on for years to come and it should spread around the world. (We don't have it here in Slovenia as far as I know).

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  15. This is by far, my favorite on your site so far! CUTE!

  16. Hi there
    I have lost my Buddy Sweater pattern!! Do you know where I can access it? It seems to have disappeared!