Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Loving Hands

Like many people, I used to sew and knit a lot until life took over.  Then, when I had more time on my hands, I rediscovered knitting.  The quandary then was what to do with my knitting.  There are only so many items that can be usefully passed on to family or friends.  A key moment was when I realised that my little creations were useful elsewhere.  

For anyone looking for a good home for their knitting, sewing or crochet, I recommend taking a look at the Loving Hands website.  A huge range of worldwide charitable causes are supported ranging from preemie babies to bald chickens, from cold elephants to new mothers and many more!!!

Every few months some challenges are created just to add interest.  The new challenges were posted yesterday and include baby cribs, socks, penguins and anything BRIGHT.

The link above will take you to the homepage which is currently still listing the spring challenges.  But if you click on "Forum" and register, you will have full access to patterns, chat forums, a list of charities, and the new summer challenges.

The challenges are just for fun.  If nothing grabs you, it's fine to carry on making what you enjoy most.  The list of charities will give lots of ideas about where to send your items.


  1. Most of my creations are donated to charity via Loving Hands too Una. It's a great way to pass on a little love to others. If everyone gives a little ..... a great deal can be achieved ....and the world is a better place. X

  2. You hit the nail on the head, though I came to charity knitting a bit backwards from you. :) I knew there were charity knitting before I was able to do it, and it's one of the reasons I learned. But I say the same thing, especially to those who can't really understand why I would want to spend time making something nice for charity. If none of my other explanations work I tell them, "You know what, I want to knit but there's only so much that people around me want or need."


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