Knitting is not a seasonal sport …
… so we would like you to ask you to continue knitting those warm, comfy clothes that we will send to babies, children, adults of all ages and both genders, who otherwise will be suffering as the cold winter comes. During the summer Kids Kloset, Hawkwing, and Metro Ministry, for example, can’t accept winter clothing because they do not have the space to store it – and nobody wants to take a woolly sweater home when it’s 90 degrees. But if you start now to knit, say, baby socks, hats, sweaters and/or mittens, it will be time to send them off in the fall.
Here’s another idea: if you find it difficult to work with wool, why not try knitting with cotton – make a little sweater for those cool summer evenings or a chemo cap.
There are always people in need, unfortunately. And, when someone asks what we need, it feels like an impossible question to answer. We need everything. Click here for inspiration. You will find a list of the organizations we send donations to, along with fiber requirements and what items they need.
Feel free to bring your project to the picnic and join others in knitting for charity – you will feel good doing so. We look forward to seeing the lovely things you make and thank you in advance.
Dorothy Freeman and Linda Cramer