March Newsletter 2021

Sponsor a sack for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day only two weeks away (March 14), why not honour your mother or grandmother who taught you to knit by sponsoring a sack in their name?

Your money will help us ship knitted goods to those in need and we will attach a message of your choice to one of the sacks of knitting we send out.

Click here to sponsor your sack.

Important Message

We are at risk of being overwhelmed with the amount of knitting we’re receiving. We do need jumpers in adult sizes (small, medium, large and extra large) and large and medium blankets.

Please do not send us any other knitted items at this time.

March Raffle

We have a bumper selection of yarn for you to win, containing 51 balls/hanks. The prize consists of lovely, soft DK and 4-ply yarns, fine sock yarn, and some premium hand-dyed Bluefaced Leicester for good measure.

£14 to enter

‘Best of British’ Raffle

The winner of our February Raffle is Nina S., from Cornwall. Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who entered the raffle.

How have your knitting habits changed due to the pandemic?

If you haven’t filled out our new knitting survey yet, please do so by clicking here. We want to know what role knitting has played in your life during the last year.

Our 2016 survey helped prove how beneficial knitting can be for your health.

Tombola

Dame Hilary has been busy assembling more tombola yarn packs for you. At £24 + £4 P&P they are great value for money and a really good way to try out some new and hard to find yarns.

Here’s what one tombola pack receiver had to say: “I was like a child at Christmas going through the bag! The variety of yarns and colour was fantastic.”

£24 + £4 P&P

Feedback

“Thank you so much for your amazing donations. The love and time that has clearly gone into these is evident, they are beautiful.” A baby bank in Northampton

“The blankets add a lovely bit of colour to the flats and will provide comfort to the people using the service. Knowing that they have been made by people who wish to help will make them even more appreciated.” A housing association for people who have been homeless

“Thank you for the exquisite knitted socks. The hours, the skill, is staggering. We will pop a pair in each hospital bag we create for mums to labour in as they welcome new minis.” A London-based community project helping parents at risk of homelessness

Knit of the Day

As always, we continue to be amazed by the skill and talent of our volunteer knitters. Here are a few of the knits we have featured on our social media this month.