Monday, June 29, 2009

Collection for Charity Still Growing

MANY thanks to Jacqueline and Terri, who sent in a combined donation of 33 knit and crocheted items!!

Ok folks, I just counted our items and so far we have donated/collected 153 items so far this year!! Our goal is to get to 400 by the end of the year. Keep knitting and crocheting and sending in your things, and keep up with us on the blog or other venues so you know where these items are headed to when we start deliveries again in September. On to 400!!

If you are knitting or crocheting prayer squares, I'd like to send in a shipment to them soon, so send those in asap! I'd like to send in our first donation of prayer squares in a couple weeks, maybe 3.

Thank you all supporters, followers, and contributors!!! Without you, Knits For Needs would just be me, and I can't knit that fast :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

KFN Featured in Fiber Arts Friday!

Knits For Needs is featured this week in Fiber Arts Friday! I'm so excited. For every person who links their blog to the site Katy is donating a dollar to KFN! And for every 5 people, she's donating one of her handmade alpaca yarn skeins (she's a real, genuine alpaca farmer :)). Here is the really important part: Only 3 more people need to link their blog and we'll get one more skein!! Go to: to learn more and to read our article all about our beloved group, Knits For Needs!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Birdies and Bears for Charity

Here are some pics of some things I've been knitting up for Knits For Needs. I plan to do many, many more... the birds in particular are really fun! I'll send you the pattern if you are interested in it. Both the birds and the bears are knit flat with 2 needles, which is all I can really do right now since I have not yet learned how to knit in the round.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Prayer Squares

Have scraps of yarn you can knit or crochet into 4 inch x 4 inch squares? We'll take your squares and provide them as "Prayer Squares" to chemo patients. They hold the prayer squares in their hands while praying. This is a great idea.. they are simple and quick to knit/crochet up! Let's start collecting these and I'll send them to an organization called Knit Wits who then attaches a charm and a prayer to each square before sending them to cancer centers. My daughter and I have already started knitting some. Send them on in!! (more info on this is on our Ravelry group discussion board)