Thursday, 10 September 2015

Knitting for Charity

"In Charity there is no excess," - Sir Francis Bacon

Knitting is a great hobby which you can do by yourself or in a group.  As with most things in life not only it's a great benefit for your well being, but you can also help others with your projects, by donating them to worthy causes.

At The Knitting Basket, we have donated knitted hats to the babies in the local hospital.  We are looking for more local worthy causes to support and donate knitted items too.  If you have any suggestions please feel free to let us know.

Meanwhile, there are many patterns and ideas on the Internet for charity knitting.  Here is a link, another link here, and another link here for free patterns.  Some patterns are rather unusual like this Chux Tux for rescue chickens:

​Or you could knit this little Yellow Duck:

​Please click on this link, to find out more about The Little Yellow Duck Project.   "The Little Yellow Duck Project is a global initiative highlighting the life-saving random acts of kindness of blood, bone marrow, and organ and tissue donation."

A really neat idea, don't you think.  There are also some more charity ideas on Alan Dart's page here.

If we all do our little bit, the world will be a little bit happier due to knitting!!  Please feel free to share this post with everyone.

As always we have our regular Knit and Sit sessions and during the month of September, all sitting fees will be donated to the Alliston Humane Society for dog food.

Knit and Sit sessions are:
Tuesday knit and sit 10:30 am to  2:30 pm
Thursday knit and sit 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Friday knit and sit 7 pm to 9 pm
Saturday knit and sit 1 pm to 4 pm

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