Creating for causes

knitted beanieWe produce so many things in a year and we like to. Part of what we do is create things for others like our tiny teddies last year. Jan 1 regularly knits beanies for the homeless in winter because there is a big call for warm hats for them. One of her beanies in progress is featured left.

Recently we were talking about the need for penguin jumpers on Philip Island. The pattern is here and the Penguin Foundation website gives you all the background for the cause.

Kogo accepts hand knitted things all year and highlights any needs as they arise. You can find them on Facebook as well.

Life’s Little Treasures is a site which supports premature babies and it has two lovely knitted bears which are signature bears for the cause.

There is no compulsion for us to knit for others but we always keep each other aware of what community needs there are so we can participate if we want to. Hilary reminded us there is always a need  in hospitals for crocheted octopuses for premature babies and the YouTube clip by APcrochet explains how to make them. It’s a good thing for any little baby, actually.

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