October Newsletter 2019
You may have seen the BBC Panorama programme featuring North Denes School in Great Yarmouth. We are very happy to be able to help them, both with funds from the Good Gifts Catalogue, and by sending warm knitting. We are also sending yarn and needles, so they can set up a knitting group.
Is there anyone who could help by teaching knitting and guiding less experienced knitters? It could be once a month, fortnight or week! Let Marie know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We have two raffles this month, £5 an entry for each. If you missed out on the wonderful Cascade Yarns last month, fear not!
We have another beautiful array of the fabulous Cascade Yarns. We also have a wonderful selection of 56 balls of Crea 100% acrylic. Perfect for knitters with wool allergy!
As with all Knit for Peace raffles you can enter as many times as you like. £5 an entry. All proceeds go toward supporting Knit for Peace’s distribution of warm knitting at home and abroad.
We have had a good response from care homes who ask for socks, shawls, lap blankets (30 x 40 inches), cardigans (male and female), twiddlemuffs and dressing gowns.
Large blankets are needed on the Greek Island of Lesbos.
Can we have ponchos for children. There’s a pattern on our website. Ponchos are warm and fit all shapes!
Shelters for the homeless are asking for adult cardigans in neutral colours. Adult scarves, mittens would be appreciated.
Please sponsor a sack so we can afford to send out all the knitting, £12
Knitting holiday in Mysore
One last place for our January knitting holiday in India. Tutors Jane Crowfoot and Juliet Bernard will be leading the holiday so lots of different techniques!
Knit a Community
Great response to our project bringing people of different religions, ethnicity and political beliefs, together to meet each other through a shared interest of knitting. The plan to set up parallel organisations in the West Bank (Palestine) and Jordan we hope to kick start next year, as soon as we raise the funding (around £60,000 a year for each county).
Knit for Peace Christmas cards
We have a wonderful range of Christmas cards for 2019, in aid of Knit for Peace. To see the complete selection visit Card Aid’s website.
Knit of the day
Here is a selection of some of our Knit of the Day we share everyday on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Thank you!