18 January 2007

Charity Knitting

I am discovering that manny knitters around the world (crocehters also) are generous souls. They enjoy their fiber arts so much that they wish it to be shared with others. I think that Charity Knitting accomplishes two things: 1. The knitter gets to explore their passion and share it. 2. The person who recieves it gets a unique handmade item to comfort them or keep them warm. I can't think of better reasons! So I am offering a list for charities in which knitters may be a part of. Just so everyone knows I am not associated with any of the programs listed in any way. I just thought it would be nice to offer an easy way to find charity knitting groups if people were looking for them. That is all.

Knitters Without Borders: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/tsffaq.html

The Dulaan Project:http://www.fireprojects.org/dulaan.htm

Project Linus: http://www.projectlinus.org/

Red Scarf Project: http://nownormaknits2.typepad.com/red_scarf_project_2007/

Knitting for a better World (list of links and addresses for charities): http://www.interweave.com/knit/charities.asp

Hats 4 the Homeless: http://www.hats4thehomeless.org/

Prayer Shawl Ministry: http://www.shawlministry.com/

Socks for Soldiers: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/socksforsoldiers/

Hugs for Homeless Animals: http://www.h4ha.org/snuggles/

Warm up America: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/warmup.html

The Preemie Project: http://www.thepreemieproject.com/

Lion Brand's Free Charity Knit Projects: http://www.lionbrand.com/charityPatterns.html

Charity Knitting Patterns (free): http://www.culturedpurls.com/charity.htm

Stitches from the Heart: http://www.stitchesfromtheheart.org/

Mother Bear Project: http://www.motherbearproject.org/

Knit for the Cure: http://www.knitforthecure.com/

There are lots more out there, these are just a few that I have seen mentioned regularly on shows and by others. I am going to participate in two that resonate with me. If all the knitters did participated in at least one then a lot of people could be comforted.

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