It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since Margene and I started the Knit Unto Others charity knitting blog. And yet, here we are again, asking you to dedicate the two weeks arround Thanksgiving, November 18th to December 2nd, to charity knitting.
And there’s certainly no shortage of charities needing handknit items. There’s The Red Scarf Project. There’s Dulaan Knitting. There’s Afghans for Afghans and Newborns in Need.
There’s also Caps to the Capital, a group sponsored by Save the Children. And, if these organizations don’t strike a note with you, there’s a fairly comprehensive list that Interweave Press has compiled called Knitting for a Better World. You probably also have local charities looking for help. It really doesn’t matter what charity you choose, the point is to pick one that inspires you.
This year, as an added incentive, we’re going to be offering prizes. Each item you knit and donate to charity will earn you one entry into the prize pool. We’re lining up those prizes now but I can tell you that one of them is a $75 gift voucher donated by our friends at kpixie and another is a $25 gift voucher donated by our equally wonderful friends at Crown Mountain Farms. Margene and I will also be offering a prize each, as will Susan and Karen of Sleeping Dragon Yarn. There will be updates and information and “rules” for participating on the Knit Unto Others blog in the coming weeks so head over there to get the latest information.
So, come on, what more do you need to get going? There’s the chance to win a prize and that’s fun. But even more important, there’s the chance to feel really good about using your talent to help a stranger. And that’s the best prize of all, I believe.