August Newsletter 2020
Here’s what you’ve been waiting for: a new tombola. Everyone’s a winner.
Great value, and a way to try out some new and hard to find yarns as well as the old favourites. It makes a great present for a knitting friend or a treat for yourself! All proceeds go towards Knit for Peace’s Abused Women Campaign.
This time we have something different for you, with a first AND second prize!
A superb quality set of KnitPro wooden needles in a stylish case
(KnitPro Symfonie Wood 16” (40cm) Straight Needle Set: 8 pairs of wooden
needles (3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 mm)
A superb quality set of KnitPro interchangeable needles. (KnitPro Nova Metal Interchangeable Starter Set with 3 knitting needle tips (4/5/6 mm), 3 cables (60/80/100 cm), accessories and a needle case).
The winner of our July Raffle is Wendy B from Vale of Glamorgan
The winner of our Abused Women Raffle is Susan C from Holmrook, Cumbria
Congratulations to the lucky winners!
The greatest demand in July has been for baby blankets, clothing and toys –
babies are born regardless of the lockdown! Care homes have been given lap blankets, shawls, twiddle muffs, socks and slippers. We’ve also sent blankets and clothing to community hubs in deprived areas. Please do not send knitting except for these items which we have been specifically requested:
- Adult jumpers and cardigans
- Socks and mitts/mittens for adults and children
- Baby blankets (30×40 inches / 75×100 cm), especially in neutral and ‘boys’ colours.
New patterns on Knit for Peace website
Shawls and blankets are needed in care homes, so four designers have kindly donated patterns for our knitters and crocheters to use.
They are free and available now to download on our website
Feedback from some of those who receive our knitting:
“Thanks from the Hampstead Volunteer Corps (and our beneficiaries) to everyone at Knit for Peace for the wonderful blankets you donated to us. It’s been so special for parents in need to receive these amazing blankets; they bring warmth, and a splash of joy and colour at what is a very difficult time
for these families.” Hampstead Volunteer Corps (received blankets
for babies and children)
The comfy slippers went down a treat in a care home in Liverpool!
Knit for Peace Holidays
Everything is on hold at the moment but just to let you know we are planning 2 knitting holidays in the UK in mid 2021 (depending on the vanquishing of the virus). Holidays to India will also be resumed as soon as possible.
Patons Yarn donation
We would like to thank PATONS for their generous donation of yarn.
As well as being sent out to care homes, women’s refuges and prisons, the yarn will be used for future raffle and tombola prizes so keep your eyes peeled!
What have you knitted during the lockdown? Please share some pictures of
your knitting on Facebook, to delight and give inspiration to others.
Knit of the Day
Here is a selection of our recent Knits of the Day.