Knitting for Peace

2.09.2007


I talked with my Mom earlier this week and she is in the process of getting together a group of women in her community together to knit for a cause or for a specific charity organization, something to spread good to those in need and to bring a community of women together...how cool is that? Anyways, I was perusing some neat-o crafty sites this morning and came across this book. The author, Betty Christiansen is from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Excerpt from a review: In her book, Betty gives a brief history of charity knitting and profiles 28 organizations that encourage knitters to stitch for a cause. Whether for preemies or babies with AIDS, cancer patients, soldiers, refugees, the homeless, or an orphan pet awaiting adoption, this book offers plenty of reasons to pick up your needles and do what you can to spread warmth, love and hope to those in need around the globe. This is one of those great knitting books that contain patterns and stories. So you can read inspiring stories about the dedicated people who saw a need and started major charity efforts out of their own homes, and then grab your needles and get to work. The book contains a collection of wonderful patterns to get you started. From prayer shawls to preemie and chemo caps, teddy bears, afghans and socks, Betty has collected some great patterns to get you started. She also included helpful mailing instructions to help make sure you get your donations to the right place. This a great book for anyone who wants to use their knitting talent to do good in the world.

So, Mom...check this out! :) And everyone else... sometimes it's the little extra special touches that we put forth into the world that make a super huge difference to someones life. Go on...CREATE and make a difference! :)

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