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krazyknitter 01-14-2013 08:17 PM

Yarn for charity
 
I'm part of a knitting charity that knits hats, socks, teddy bears, etc. to send to babies around the world. But, we are in need of yarn. If anyone has any old yarn that they don't want/use if you help us a great deal.

Thanks :)

GrumpyGramma 01-14-2013 08:19 PM

Does your group have a name?

fatoldladyinpjs 01-14-2013 11:47 PM

I'm sorry but I hesitate every time I see requests like this. It may not be a legitimate organization, but someone seeking free yarn that will in turn be sold on Ebay for profit. I find it suspicious that this is your first post and you're asking for something. Also, that you can afford the postage to ship something around the world but not the cheaper yarn. Something doesn't add up here.

Jan in CA 01-15-2013 12:23 AM

I'm afraid I have to agree. There are lots of inexpensive yarns in stores like Walmart and even thrift stores. I knit for charity a lot and buy my yarn. That's part of knitting for charity.

fatoldladyinpjs 01-15-2013 12:37 AM

I crochet hats for charity. Red Heart Supersaver and Caron One Pound are two economical yarns that won't break the bank. Joann's has OP for around $10. I just saw it at Walmart for around $7 something. I'm sure the worldwide charities have needs, but I'm all for helping in your own hometown. It'll save you postage. I do hats for my local elementary school and for the Salvation Army. I can walk them over. The old expression is: Bloom where you are planted. I'm on a barely there income and still manage to buy yarn. I look upon it as my therapy to stay sane, lower my blood pressure, and as cheap entertainment. I probably give away 95% of what I make.

krazyknitter 01-15-2013 04:41 AM

It's a non-profit organization called Caring Caps. Here's the website:

http://www.caringcaps.org/

My friend and I started a Caring Caps at our local church. We send the hats to them, which they pay shipping for, and they send the hats to babies around the world. But we are really low on funds to buy enough yarn.

Jan in CA 01-15-2013 02:34 PM

Thanks, that helps a lot. When you ask questions or request items it's always best to include as much information as possible. Will you be using looms?

If someone would like to send Krazyknitter some yarn, please pm her for her address.

krazyknitter 01-16-2013 07:26 AM

Yes, we will be using looms.

Jan in CA 01-16-2013 12:43 PM

I see you're in AZ. I'll see if I can find anything.

BubbaX 01-16-2013 10:33 PM

I would help if i could but im knitting for charitys and stuff as well.....

but another issue is your selling yarn 2 after asking for it...so im a little worried about that


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