December Newsletter 2020
“How amazing and cosy does everyone look in these hats and scarves from Knit for Peace, thank you!” – A community trust in Glasgow, 17/11/20
Rainbow Yarn Raffle
We’re looking forward to a brighter future in 2021 with our Rainbow Yarn Raffle. The prize consists of a lovely selection of Cascade Yarns. The raffle will be drawn on December 31st.Rainbow Yarn Raffle £14 to enter
Prize consists of:
Six balls 220 Cascade 100% Superwash (100g)
Four hanks 128 Cascade 100% Merino Superwash (100g)
Three hanks 220 Cascade Heathers 100% Peruvian Highland wool (100g)
One ball Willow and Lark Woodland (50g)
Two pairs of Knit Pro Nova Metal needles 4.00mm – 35cm and 5.00mm – 35cm
November’s Noro Yarn Raffle winners
We are delighted to announce the winners of our Noro yarn raffle as follows:
1st prize: Rosemary H. from Leicester
2nd prize: Alison C. from Berkshire
Thank you to everyone who entered the raffle and congratulations to the lucky winners!
Knitterly Christmas Ideas
Sponsor a sack
Help us meet the cost of sending out knitting by sponsoring a sack for £12 so we can continue to supply those in need with warm clothes and blankets. In return, we’ll attach your message to a friend, a relative or in memory of someone special to one of our sacks of knitting.
Here are some of this month’s sponsored sack messages:
Knit for Peace Yarn Gift Pack
The perfect Christmas present for a knitting friend or relation or a present for yourself. As it’s the season of good will, everyone buying a yarn kit will be entered into our rainbow yarn raffle. The funds raised support Knit for Peace’s work to help abused women. Average content 15 balls and average value more than £100.Knit for Peace Yarn Pack £24 (+ £4 P&P)
It’s not too late to buy your Christmas cards. Both Christmas cards and notelets (cards left blank inside so you can use them for all occasions) support Knit for Peace’s work. Shop the full selection on our Card Aid website.
5 Ways to support Knit for Peace this Christmas
Knitting therapy for women traumatised by violence £18
Delivery of 100, 200 or 365 items of knitting to refugees £20, £40 or £70
Help crafty women earn incomes £25
Help knit a community £38
Create income for knitters in South Africa £20
All of these, and many more Good Gifts, are available on our Good Gifts website.
Feedback from those who receive knitting
“We had an amazing delivery from Knit for Peace today of bags full of beautifully knitted crafted kindness. It will help keep people warm this winter. Thank you!” – A community hub in Durham, 11/11/20
“Thank you so much for thinking of us – these will be so appreciated this winter.” – A homeless project in Bristol, 23/11/20
“Thank you so much to Knit for Peace who donated a large collection of knitted clothes, blankets, toys and so on. The first 20 sacks were delivered last week!! Thank you so much – these will help people and families in crisis during Winter!” – An outreach project in Liverpool, 20/11/20
“Here’s some of the lovely residents modelling their cosy warm scarves from Knit for Peace” – A care home in Glasgow, 09/11/20
Our office will be closed from midday 24th December – 4th January, so please don’t send us knitting during this time as we will not be here to receive it. However, we will be back in the New Year to continue our work, here is a list of what we most need:Larger blanketsAdult jumpersSocks and mitts for both adults and childrenDressing gowns We don’t need any baby blankets, child jumpers or child hats at present. And just to remind you, we are unable to accept donations of twiddle muffs and premature baby clothing because the health service cannot use them due to the pandemic. Also, please sew your squares into blankets, scarves, ponchos or dressing gowns before sending them to us.