Make slippers for women and children living in shelters:
A Knit Along is being started for fingerless gloves for the troops in Afghanistan. There is a Ravelry as well as facebook group, and it can also be followed on twitter.
Here is the website with more information:
Announced Memorial Day
Begin 4th of July
Gloves due for shipment to Marines - Labor Day
Bumping this post up for Nov 2009 update:
Join us for a Knitting/Crocheting Celebration!
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Cress Board Room
Knitting author, Susan B. Anderson, will give knitting tips and talk about her new book, Itty-Bitty Toys.
Update at end of this post on Oct 14, 2007
Knit or Crochet hats for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Further info at Hospital Web site:
Patterns (pdf) available:
Susan B. Anderson, author of Itty Bitty Nursery and Itty Bitty Hats will be at Arkansas Children’s Hospital on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, 2-4-PM for their 2nd annual Knit-A-Thon.http://www.archildrens.org/volunteer/knitathon.asp
UPDATE: Oct. 14, 2007
ArkansasMatters.com reports that Knitting for Noggins was a success today!
http://arkansasmatters.com/content/fulltext/?cid=60735The hat count is at 19,794! Their goal is reach 30,000 hats.
Here’s a video clip about the day:
Knit (or crochet) a 80″/20cm Square
…and make an AIDS orphan warm…
The World War II Museum, Knitting for Veterans Campaign is a hugh success and still going strongly! They have new 2009 - 2010 Scarf Patterns for both knitting and crochet. Both are in pdf format:
September 8, 2009 - Update - 2009 - 2010 Scarf Patterns:
2009 - Chevron Scarf Knitting Pattern:
2009 - Chevron Scarf Crochet Pattern:
September 2, 2008 - Update - 2008 Scarf patterns
2008 Lengthwise Striped Scarf Knitting Pattern:
2008 Lengthwise Striped Scarf Crochet Pattern:
They have 2007 Scarf Patterns for both knitting and crochet, featuring a ”V” for victory on them. Both are in pdf format:
2007 V Scarf Knitting Pattern (designed by Lauren Handley)
2007 V Scarf Crochet Pattern (designed by Rachel Vives)
(Original post about WWII Museum Knit Your Bit Campaign is here.)
Lion Brand Yarn also has a touching story by a woman who knitted a scarf for this cause. Her story is here.
Guideposts volunteers have been knitting and crocheting sweaters for kids “across the country and around the world” since 1996.
For further information visit their website:
For Sweater Pattern:
Classic T-Top Sweater Knitting Pattern (pdf format)
Crocheted T-Top Sweater (word doc)
Advanced Aran Knit Sweater Pattern (word doc)
Patterns have the address as to where to send the completed sweater.
Knit a Square and help keep a cold child warm - knitting for charity: