Our Latest Global Knitting
What is a global knitting
project? A global knitting project is one where knitters from around
world can unite and knit (or crochet) for a common goal. Many of
these projects are art related,
to advance the awareness and importance of the craft, but many more
are for humanitarian and
These projects are not only
fun to participate in, they also have an impact on the quality of
the people receiving them.
Square For Someone In Need
(If you were a regular
Seinfeld watcher you will know the humor in this title)
8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm) squares
This is a fun knitting or
crochet project that can be shared by young and old alike.
It's especially perfect for young knitters who are just learning to
knit and lends well
to a school classroom as an aid to teaching community/global
instilling values in young children.
Bits of scrap yarn can be knit
into squares and sent along to us to be sewn together
for such things as blankets and scarves.
Why Should You Participate?
- Hand made items not only
serve the purpose of saving lives during cold weather months,
also can have a very positive impact on a person's outlook on
life. To know that there is
someone out there in the world that cared enough about them to
make something just for
them is a big thing when you are feeling like you are all alone
in the world.
- Having participated in
global knitting/crochet projects myself, I know how much fun it
how much more connected you feel to other crafters around the
- A blanket may not seem
like much to you, but for the vulnerable people around the
can mean the difference between life and death. Many, many men,
women and children die
every year of exposure to the elements in cold weather months.
Your squares can save a life.
How To Participate in
- Knit or crochet 8" x 8"
(20cm x 20cm) squares
Contact us for the mailing address of where you should send
Where will the Blankets Be
The squares you send to use
will be sewn together into blankets and scarves. These will be
distributed wherever there is the greatest need. We donate them to
The Red Cross, orphanages,
homeless shelters, children's hospitals and any other organization
or individual who is in need.
Want to participate but you
do not knit? We gladly accept donations of yarn and other
supplies or monetary donations so we can purchase these items.
Traveling Scarf Project
Many have asked for an update on the
Traveling Scarf. I am sorry to say that one participant did not
in the true spirit
of this project and has not passed the scarf
on to the next person. This is truly
disappointing as it was a wonderful piece of
work and so many were anxious to receive
their chance to knit on it.
For those who participated, I
would like to
give my deepest thanks and sincere apologies
Tons more patterns on our
that it did not turn out as planned. I am
taking steps on the next project to ensure
this does not