Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Charity Knitting?

Alright all you knitters out there who lurk this blog - yesterday I came across two articles involving charity knitting.  They are both so great that I want to share them with you here, and if you have the time and resources, a gentle nudge to do some knitting!

Here's the first.  I came across it posted by another knitter and runner on Ravelry.  After the tragic bombings in Boston last year, the church near the finish line is collecting scarves to wrap around the necks of those who cross the finish line.  They are encouraging the scarves be knit in the colours of the marathon - blue and yellow.  Read more about it here.

And the second, a chance to knit for some little penguins!  A girlfriend linked this to me on Facebook this morning.  It would be a great way to use up scraps.  Read about the Penguin knits here.

Unfortunately with the Boston run coming up so soon, I don't have the time to get a scarf knit and mailed down.  I wish I would have known about that one sooner as it combines two of my passions.  I will be looking to see all those scarves on the runners come April :)  Extra special I read that the marathon is being run on Easter Monday.  The year I ran it it was also on Easter Monday.  Made me smile and think about alot of great memories of that day.

Now the penguin sweater.  That I think I can do!  Want to join me in a little penguin charity knit?

March 8 Edit - sadly I have heard the sweater knitting for the penguins is an old story, and they no longer need them :(

1 comment:

  1. love!! awe too bad about the scarf one :( that would have been perfect for you!