Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Last post...

Hi all.  This will probably be the last post from Knits for Needs.  All items are with Simple Homemade Comforts.  Mrellen says she will photographs and acknowledgements will be on her website 

Thanks again to everyone!!

Michelle Perdue

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Now Closed

Knits for Needs is officially no more.  The post office box is now closed.  All inventory is gone.

Thank you so much for everyone's support over the years.  I hope you all keep the yarn flying to other charities.

I will keep this blog site and the email up for a time longer (probably until the first part of September) just to make sure there are no more communications needed.

Many, many thanks!

Michelle Perdue

Monday, July 29, 2013

Coming to a close....

Hi all.

Knits for Needs is coming to a close.  This has been a wonderful experience and thank you so much for entrusting me with your handmade items.  They have all gone to wonderful new homes and you have helped many people who otherwise would have had to go without!

All the inventory is cleared.... all items have been sent to Handmade Simple Comforts charity.  The P.O. Box will be closed the end of this month.  I will leave this blog up and keep the email active for a little while longer until I feel all ends have been tied up.

Thanks again for all your support! Please continue knitting and crocheting for charity there are plenty of opportunities out there.

Keep the yarn flying,

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Winding down....

Hi all.  I am tidying up to close down Knits for Needs.  I plan to send all the items that I have to Handmade Simple Comforts -- Mrellan, who head up that charity.  Here are some recent items that have been sent to me along with some money for shipping!

It has been great working with all of you and thank you again and again for all your support and knit items.  I will keep you posted as I close and final dates.  If you follow on Ravelry please unjoin the Knits for Needs groups so I can start to close that group down on there.  The P.O. Box that I am using is due for renewal at the end of July, so that will close then.

Here are two charities that have contacted me since I have posted about dissolving Knits for Needs: and Walking with Orphans, which has a group on Ravelry if you want to follow them.

I will leave this blog up and the email for about a month or so after everything else is done.

Thanks again!

Keep the yarn flying,

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Good news.... bad news

Hi all!  Sorry it has been a few months, yes this charity is still active.... for now.

I received these lovely items from Adde in California:

You will have to forgive me... I could not get it rotated, so it looks upside down.

That was the good news.... now the bad news is that I am going to have to let Knits for Needs go.  My life has added several things and I need to focus on other things right now.  There is a new charity, Handmade Simple Comforts, that has emailed a couple weeks ago created by Mrellan. This is what she writes:
"I started this charity project two months ago today. It was a gift of love for my sister who had just found out she had glioblastoma--brain cancer. She died a week ago today. I am sending out appeals for help for knitted, crochet and sewn comfort products to everyone I can find a connection to. As I said, this is a gift for my sister and now a memorial to her. We are trying to push this to an international effort. I am American, but I live in Malta."

She emailed before I made the decision to let Knits for Needs go, but maybe Knits for Needs will dissolve into this charity or another one? I am not sure, but will ekep everyone posted on what I am doing with what I have.  If anyone has ideas, is interested in taking over, or has any other ideas for another trustworthy charity to absorb into please contact me via

No matter what -- keep the yarn flying for KFN or any other worthy cause!!

Monday, April 22, 2013


Hi all! There has been a post winter lull for Knits for Needs, as expected! A shipment came in from Brenda and Brittney, a mother/daughter team of knitters from Colorado.  Take a look at the beautiful scarves they have donated.

These are so soft! Wish you could touch them. Many thanks to Brenda and Brittney for their donation!

I also received a had written letter from Marcella in Missouri wanting to get involved with KFN.  She knits and crochets.  I'll be responding to her and am glad for her interest!!

'Til next time...
Keep the yarn flying,

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

More donations!!

Hi all!! More donations came in today.  We received several items from Susan in Texas and Shirley in Colorado. Take a look!

All of the above items come from Shirley in Colorado!!! Thank you so much! Also, much appreciated is the monetary donation for shipping from Shirley! Thank you, it really helps.

The rest of the items came from Susan in Texas! Thank you, Susan!
Everything is so beautiful!! I will find great homes for all of them. Stay posted. In the mean time...

Keep the yarn flying,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Hi all!! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I have received several new shipments! I love finding goodies in the P.O. Box!!!!!!!!!

These come from Linda in Connecticut! Beautiful scarves! She also sends a cash donation to help out with shipping! Much appreciated, thank you.

These come from Kelly, you can find her on Etsy as softhearts. These hats are adorable!! Thank you so much!!

These hats are from Jennifer (my sis) in South Carolina. Beautiful hats, a cute kids scarf, a bag, and a couple hand bags! Big Thank You!!

Thank you all for all the wonderful donations!! I will find good homes for them! Everyone keep sending your items. I'm still collecting.  Thanks again! 

Keep the yarn flying!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hi all!

The Martha O'Bryan center is still finding ways to disburse your donations.  Please take a look at what they are doing with your donations here:

Thank you for all your time and commitment to Knits for Needs!

Keep the yarn flying,

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cleaned out the knitting stock!!

Hi all! Well, all the items I received for Knits for Needs for the year are donated!! Thank you all for your time, dedication, and knit and crochet items.  This has been a wonderful year.

We gave to the Martha O'Bryan center.  Take a look at their comment on the last posting! They thanked us and were very glad to receive all your hand made goodies! Thanks again for giving people warm heads and happy hearts. We also gave to Precious Preemies.  They commented on twitter that they were very thankful to get the little tiny assortment of hats; and attached a picture. The ladies for Hope Gardens were thankful to get our little monsters that we sent to them, they say the children look forward to the monsters each year.

 I had 49 balls/skeins of yarn left--I have donated that to a local high school that had no yarn to use to teach the students to knit and crochet.  What better use than to create more knitters and crocheters?!  Their teacher Phillis C. was extremely happy to receive the donation; when she had no yarn she wasn't quite sure what she was going to do.

Thank you so much for your yarn donation, knit items, crochet items, time, dedication, and commitment to Knits for Needs! This has been a great year.  I will still continue to collect things all year round, so keep them coming.  In the mean time I will be looking for more places in need of handmade knit/crochet items. If any of you have any ideas please don't hesitate to email me at; I would be glad to hear from you!

Keep the yarn flying,