|Posted by Pamela on 7 March, 2009 at 15:06|
This week I spent quite some time with a new friend who has battled breast and other forms of cancer for 21 years. It was amazing the information I gained from her regarding headwear and prosthesis.
If you've read my blog you will know that knit4charities has recently been knitting titbits (breast prosthesis) for mastectomy survivors. Until this week I had never seen an actual proper prosthetic! Now I have seen one I have realised that our knitted or crochet varities could be designed better. This I am taking up as my next challange! I already have an idea for a crochet version so watch this space ______ as the saying goes
It has been a busy time, lots of knitting and crocheting done, packed and sent off to hopefully help people in crisis. My spare bed is still covered with items but they will be going out in the very near future. I get a lot of donations from friends these days so it's great to be able to send off a big parcel to all of our Charity of the Month projects each month.
I am away from home for most of April so now have to make a list of what I would like to make and what I need to take for the April CotM's. One good thing is that I wont be far away from Yarn Shops if I run out Lincraft, Spotlight --- Oh Heaven!!! Not much variety to be found in Big W which is all I normally have to shop at.
Our Bushfire Survivors appeal has been well supported. Lots of squares sent in to be made into rugs/blankets as well as beanies and animal pouches. Thanks to everyone who has helped with an item or two. Our Beanies are being distributed to people in the Whittlesea area and the pouches etc. for wildlife rescue are being used by North East Victoria Wildlife Rescue who are also sharing extras with other similar organisations. We have yet to sort out how to get our finished rugs to the right people. There are lots of stories of items not making it to where they are needed (e.g. just being put into warehouses etc.) so until we have someone definate in the affected areas we will wait a while. The blankets all take time to make up anyway and will be needed as the weather gets colder.
Until next time.....