Monday, 26 November 2012

The shame of it

I can't believe it's almost a month since I posted on here. Where does the time go? Well, I know where it goes at this time of year - it goes on serving customers and ordering new stock and knitting up new sample garments and wondering whether the start of December is too late to Christmasify one or all of the windows. Hardly squandering precious time, but still...

Anyway, a week and a half ago six or seven of us spent the afternoon making 6" squares for the Big Issue Foundation as part of their Big Knitathon. Altogether we managed 17 (big yay for us!!) and I just need the final three to arrive safely back at the shop, then they can be sent off to be made into blankets for people without homes. It was such a lovely afternoon - we sat and chatted and knitted and chatted and...very relaxing and pleasant. Shoppers came in and out now and then, but local knitters are pretty cool generally and don't mind squeezing behind chairs and striding over bags.

So now we're seeking out a different cause for our first-Thursday-of-the-month charity knitting. Any ideas?


  1. Anonymous11/28/2012

    The Linda McDonald foundation are after the following to fit children up to 16 yrs of age: socks, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets and toys. They support 2 orphanages in Bulgaria; the kids there really do have very little.

    Also seafarers are in need of hats, balaclavas, fingerless gloves and scarves and are distributed to boats via chaplains, can be all colours stripes and one size stretchy type

  2. Anonymous11/28/2012

    Forgot to say...the address to send the finished items to is: Loving Hands Charity knitting group
    18 Clentry Crescent
    KY4 OLG

  3. Thank you for that - I googled the Foundation and it looks a really worthwhile cause so I'm sure we can do some knitting for them