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newamy 12-27-2006 09:20 PM

Charity Knitting
Do you Knit for Charity? I am becoming more interested in this use for knitting and wonder what others think/do.

jberry16 12-27-2006 09:33 PM

I have been wanting to knit preemie hats since my dd spent some time in the NICU-just haven't gotten around to it. My big reason for wanting to do this was because I saw some babies get little bitty hats knit and crochet and she didn't :pout: so I wanted to make some so that every preemie could have one-just haven't done so yet. I did knit for my cousins preemie twins and some of the hats didn't fit so I told her to give to the other babies in the NICU. does that count?

sara_jayne 12-27-2006 09:45 PM

I knit Animal Snuggles for my local animal shelters when we go out to the movie theater. I can knit (and only knit!!!) in the dark so I just make garter stitch squares, but the cats love them, and that is what matters! :heart:

SabrinaJL 12-27-2006 10:50 PM

Yes, I love to knit for charity. My favorites are the Mother Bear Project and Caps to the Capital. Knitting for Peace is a great book that talks about some of the knitting charities out there and has patterns for them.

newamy 12-27-2006 10:55 PM

SabrinaJL, I got Knitting for Peace for Christmas, it is very inspirational.

I am trying to finish my red scarf that I have been working on for some time for the Red Scarf Project which is my first charity endeavor.

After reading about it I've decided to try making bears for the Mother Bear Project too; I'm glad to hear you have made bears for them too.

Jan in CA 12-28-2006 03:21 AM

Most of my knitting has gone for charity, but I do some stuff for myself and family/friends.

feministmama 12-28-2006 03:56 PM

I got knitting for peace out of the library. I'm thinking I'll buy it when it goes on sale. I'm the knitting guru for my local stitch n bitch and we often will make lots o hats and scarves and stuff and donate them to a local shelter. I also knit some baby hats for hospitals and I want to so some caps to the capital cahrity. The latest peace action knitting is this one which is knitting paper cranes for peace. You can find the pattern here

nadja la claire 12-28-2006 04:40 PM

I do chemo and watch caps. I along with some friends knit squares for afghans for children undergoing chemo and radiation. I also do squares for Warm up America, and I'm going to start knitting stuff for Women Agaisnt Abuse.

Nadja xxx

SabrinaJL 12-28-2006 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by feministmama
I got knitting for peace out of the library. I'm thinking I'll buy it when it goes on sale. has it for $10 right now. I paid $20 for mine at a local bookstore.

Auntie-Em 12-28-2006 09:04 PM

Just mailed out nine baby hats for Caps to the Capital. I'm working on my third sweater for Guideposts Knit for Kids:

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