Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to all


I haven't been able to post much on my Knitting blog lately. A couple posts ago I was wishing you a Merry Christmas (it was 2011). I have many other hobbies that I've been more active in. I crochet more then I knit. 


So I hope you and your family have a safe and VERY happy holiday. 

HoHoHo Everyone!!
Love,
Heather

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Check out my Etsy Store

I have my Etsy store up and running. I have some knitted items like arm warmers that I can make custom made for the person receiving them. I also have arm warmer patterns for sale if you would like to make them for yourself.

You can find my store at this link.

Thanks for your time,
Heather

Friday, June 8, 2012

Knit-a-Square Charity for Orphaned Kids in S. Africa



Hi, I hope you are doing well today. Last week I decided to find a second charity to knit and crochet for and I stumbled upon Knit-A-Square, based in South Africa. They accept 8 inch squares, that they make into blankets. You can make vests (AKA Go-Overs), which the kids put over their shirts to keep warm. Hats and Pull overs type of sweaters are also something they accept.

There's a ton of information on their website and I have many links below. I can't believe what those children have been through. They cater to orphaned children with HIV/AIDS. They hand out blankets, hats, vests, toys to children like the ones in the photo to the left. That way they have something to lay on except the floor and something to keep them warm in the cold months.
Some pictures break your heart but others put a smile on your face when you see them receiving their gifts. In their newsletters they show photos of the kids receiving their items.


 


"by 2010 it is estimated that orphans will constitute between 9 and 12% of the South African population" that's millions of kids.

These are some links to specific pages. The main URL is at the beginning of the post.
If you or someone you know is looking for a charity to knit or crochet for....check them out sometime.

Have a great day!
Heather