Crafts for a good cause!
Hello everyone! I don't have a book review for you this week, but I did want to stop in and tell you about a project I've been working on for a great cause.
Knit Aid is a great organization that aims to connect knitters with those in need, primarily refugees in Europe and the Middle East. Periodically they accept specific donations such as hats and scarves to be delivered to those in need. They offer a selection of basic patterns for free. They also offer more elaborate patterns for a modest fee. The proceeds from these patterns as well as their knitting workshops support their fundraising efforts and also go toward their relief efforts.
The most recent donation window just closed, but they regularly set new deadlines. For those of you who are slow knitters (like me...) this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It will give you time to get started. If you are interested in knitting something, they are looking for hats, gloves, snoods, socks, blankets and water bottle covers. Preferably done in dark, unisex colors. You can find some of their free patterns here. For those of you who don't necessarily have the crafty touch, consider buying patterns or needles from their shop for someone you know, or just donate outright. It's a worthy cause, and one I'm proud to support. I'm currently working on project to donate, and I'll be buying my next pair of needles from them!