August Newsletter 2022
Knitting and Crochet Holiday in Mysore, India
|Come and join us at the Green Hotel in Mysore in January 2023. There will be morning knitting and crochet workshops led by the wonderful Jane Crowfoot and afternoons at leisure to explore the sights and sounds of the city and surrounding areas. The food will be delicious and the company very friendly. |
Knit for Peace holidays are known for their friendly inclusive atmosphere. As one participant said ‘I came by myself and left with lots of new friends!’
Click here for more information.
We Always Need Blankets
|We send blankets to hospitals, hospices, care homes, refugees and those in temporary housing. They keep people warm and cosy, brighten up a bed and there’s nothing as cheering as knowing that someone values you enough to make you a blanket.|
Blankets can take a lot of knitting, so it’s a great idea to join together with friends to make one. It’s also a fantastic way to use up your leftover wool, and make something as colourful as possible.
Click here for patterns and recommended sizes
Knit for Peace Works!
|Great feedback from a child support network. |
‘Thank you for your very wonderful and positive call yesterday, it really made my day! We are so happy you are able to support us with blankets and some 4-5 age clothing, which we are desperately in need of.‘
|From a baby unit: ‘The items are beautiful. Your support is extremely generous and very much appreciated. The knitted toys were definitely a hit!’|
|And a hospital in Gillingham saying thank you for the knitting. ‘Your kindness and support means a lot to the patients in our care. Thank you again for thinking of us.’|
Sponsor A Sack
|Just because we’re doing good works, doesn’t mean we are spared increases in our expenses. Distribution charges continue to rise. The full cost of sending out a box of knitting has risen from £12 to £18 in the last 18 months.|
|We are a charity which depends entirely on donations to continue our work.|
Please consider helping us cover our costs by Sponsoring a Sack in the name of a friend or family member or perhaps the person who taught you to knit.
|Did you know that moth eggs can stay dormant for up to two years before hatching? We’ve invested in a freezer. |
The V&A textile department recommends 48 hours in the freezer to kill moths and eggs, so that’s what we’re doing.
Knit of The Day
|We regularly post photos of a Knit of the Day on social media. Here’s a sample of some recent ones. |
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see them regularly. Please spread the word.
|– jumpers and cardigans in adult sizes|
– dressing gowns (pattern here)
– scarves, socks and gloves in all sizes
– medium and large blankets
We have an abundance of hats of all sizes so don’t need any more at present.
|Thank you to everyone who has donated knitting|