View Poll Results: Do You Knit for Charity?
Yes, frequently. 14 20.00%
Yes, sometimes. 16 22.86%
Yes, but only one or two items a year. 6 8.57%
No, but I've been meaning to. 25 35.71%
No, I knit for myself or friends and family. 9 12.86%
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:17 AM   #11
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Wow, aren't knitters a giving group of people!
At this moment the poll shows that 25% of responders knit for Charity "frequently"!
A total of 36% knit for charity at least once a year to "sometimes".
Another 35% would like to knit for charity. My suspicion is that lack of time is the major culprit for those people.
And lets not forget those who knit for friends and family because that is nice to do and I suspect we all make gifts for people we know.


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Old 12-29-2006, 01:38 PM   #12
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Does knitting a chemo cap for my roommate's friend count? Otherwise... its further down on my list but still there, I'd like to make some hats for chemo patients as charity work.
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:27 PM   #13
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This was my first year doing so (Caps for the Capital). I'm trying to decide what I'm going to do next year: same charity or switch it up from year to year.
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:04 AM   #14
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I've knit LOTS of hats and booties for Threads of Love, as well as caps for Caps to the Capital, and a red scarf for the Red Scarf Project 2007
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:40 AM   #15
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Oh my gosh! Such tiny booties!!
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:31 PM   #16
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We have an awesome group at my school called KnitWits- they have a big stash of donated yarn and supplies, and you can go get all the yarn you want, knit whatever warm stuff you want to in however long it takes you, and then bring it back, and they give it to the spring break volunteers to give to people who need it. It's tres cool. When I give stuff away, it's usually to them.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:45 PM   #17
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I am currently knitting a prayer shawl for our local hospice. We have a Sip n Stitch group at our church (they knit, crotchet or quilt together - they meet on Mondays, which means I can't make it, but I borrow their knitting patterns often )...and they found out that the local hospice is desperate for this kind of thing.

Many of the people in hospices are there because they don't have family or have been abandoned by theirs (not all, but a significant percentage). They are desperate for any show of love.

One of the nurses said that many of her patients ask to wear their shawls when they are dying...it makes them feel like they mattered to someone.

The prayer shawls are not neccessarily connected with any relious association...it's just the name of the pattern.

I am working on an all cream one now.

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Originally Posted by newamy
Oh my gosh! Such tiny booties!!
They are definitely teensy-weensy! They are intended for a premature baby that weighs just over one pound. Aren't they adorable?

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