Here are a couple of ideas for charity knitting that have come my way recently:
Sarah-Hope at whatifknits is having a Blogiversary Raffle to raise funds for animal welfare and protection groups! The prizes include A Swallowtail Shawl knit in Louisa Harding Cinnabar yarn, a signed, limited-edition prints by Melissa West, two skeins of Socks that Rock in the Undertoe colorway, a full bag of Southwest Trading Company Twize (100% bamboo) in the Twack colorway, a full bag of clover green thick-and-thin cotton, seven hand-knit dishcloths—one for each day of the week, a copy of the original Sensational Knitted Socks, a short-attention-span knitting gift pack, including abridged versions of Knitting for Dummies and Cocktails for Dummies, along with a knitted applique kit. And maybe more! If you’re an animal lover and a knitter, you should definitely think about participating.
Knitting Hats for Nuns, affiliated with String of Gems, a foundation dedicated to the financial welfare of Buddhist Nuns in and around Lhasa, Tibet is collecting knitted hats. Their goal is to complete 250 hats by March 3, 2008 to be hand-carried to Tibet by a group of Buddhist practitioners. Any hats completed after this date will be gladly accepted and delivered during a future trip or donated to other Buddhist nuns and monks. They have a free hat pattern, and they recommend an inexpensive superwash yarn from KnitPicks.