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Friday, August 13, 2010

Charity Knitting

I know for all those in the country sweltering under unusual heat and humidity that it is hard to think of knitting cold weather gear. However, winter will be on us soon and there are many in this country who need warm clothing. There are many groups that take handmade knits for those in need. Bev's Country Cottage has an extensive list with contact information. I have started mittens for the Indians of the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. This tribe is very poor and hats, scarves, baby items, mittens are all appreciated. I also knit for the homeless and you can get information from the Salvation Army on where and what is needed.

I have a policy of not donating to those groups that are very particular about pattern, yarn and color. My personal feeling is as long as the item is well made the rest should not matter. It will fit someone who will love it.

I haver a feeling I am preaching to the choir here. I am sure that many of you have your own favorite charity to which you contribute. Just thought I would drop a reminder.


  1. Thank you so much for mentioning my website!

    I hope many of your readers will come there to get free patterns to help those in need right now.


  2. You are very welcome. Your's was one of the first sites I found on the net with charity resources, and I have returned often. I too hope some reader will take up her needles and knit something for the poor. Winter will be on us soon.