|Posted by Knit4Charities Inc on 6 October, 2009 at 0:29|
........ I posted an update!!
Our Fathers Day Beanie project was a roaring success. I collected 297 beanies and distributed them between 5 Aged Care facilities. Every man in aged care received a beanie and the excess I gave to Meals on Wheels to be given to whoever they thought might not otherwise receive a Fathers Day gift.
They were all packaged seperately with a little greeting card and I made sure that each nursing home received all different colours and styles so that no two men, living at each home, had the same beanie.
I have no idea how many I contributed personally (I never count my donations) but I do know that I was making 3 a day for a few weeks. It was fun, I enjoyed it. I used a basic knit pattern that I varied by changing from stocking stitch to rib, some had bands, some didn't and the colour combinations made them unique. I also alternated the knitted ones with crochet ones so that I didn't get bored. The variety of patterns and colours sent in by group members was remarkable!!
knit4charities Yahoo group has been growing steadily over the year. It is wonderful to get new members, especially those who join in the groups discussions. Everyone brings new ideas and this all helps to make things interesting.
Next week, in Vol. 10 No. 3 of Creating Country Threads, there will be an article on knit4charities. Hopefully this will generate lots more interest in our group, new members and maybe a few more book sales. Have a look in your newsagency for the mag!
Knitwise, at present I am making a Milo Sweater --- I bought the pattern on Ravelry --- $5 well spent. I love it!!! It's a top down, singlet or tank top, for children --- babies to 4yr olds. I made the larger size in 8ply and am now making one for a 1yr old in 8ply cotton.
Otherwise, I've been sewing up blanket squares and trying out patterns for our KAL's and CAL's. I managed to convert a knit pattern to a crochet pattern for TitBits. Then I ran both a KAL & a CAL simultaneously after we had a request for help supplying these to a cancer hospital in Sydney.
After I finish what's on my needles atm I will be concentrating on making what's needed for our Charity of the Month projects for the rest of the year. I am already getting lots of nominations for our 2010 Calendar so we will be looking forward to another busy year ahead.
Until next time........Do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do