Knitting for Charity

(Giveaway info at bottom)

Hello everyone!

Young Adult author Jodi Meadows and I will be hosting a KNITTING FOR CHARITY!

What does that mean and how can you participate?

I had a bunch of yarn lying around my house, and I thought, what can I do with them?
There are wonderful charities throughout the world that accept knitted or crocheted items (hats, blankets, scarves, gloves, sweaters, etc.) for a range of people and various causes.

After contacting Jodi (who is AWESOME – she spins her own yarn for Heaven’s sake!), we hashed out a few details.

Stitches from the Heart is a California based charity that collects knitted and crocheted items for premature babies.

What we propose is everyone who is able (and it’s easy to learn!) to knit/crochet squares 5 x 5” out of SOFT yarn between October 1, 2012 and February 1, 2013. Knit as many squares as you can.

Then, you’ll ship the squares to Jodi and I and we’ll sew them together into blankets. (You’ll be notified Feb. 2 where to ship)

BULLET POINTS!!

  • Hosted by YA Author Jodi Meadows and HR Author Priscilla Shay
  • For Stitches from the Heart
  • Knit or Crochet squares with measurements of 5 x 5”
  • You can buy yarn at craft stores such as Michaels or JoAnn OR order online at places like Craftsy
  • USE any brand of yarn as long as it’s SOFT ACRYLIC (to not irritate the babies’ skin) – a few examples: Soft Caron, Bernat Softee Baby, Vanna White, Lion Brand Baby Soft
  • Color and stitch are up to you
  • Whoever sends in the MOST SQUARES will receive goodies and other items (books, a skein of yarn spun by Jodi, and such…)
  • Runs from October 1, 2012 – February 1, 2013
  • OPEN INTERNATIONAL
  • *Please note: if you are able to knit an entire blanket, by all means :)

Help spread the word by putting this badge in your sidebar, on your website, or you blog!

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Please use THIS GOOGLE DOCS SPREADSHEET to keep track of your progress/squares!

How about a mini giveaway, hmm? Yes, I’m shameless.

CLICK HERE to help spread the word about KNITTING FOR CHARITY and enter to win a $25 Amazon Giftcard!

You have from 10/01/12 12:01 EST to 10/31/12 12:10 EST to enter (for the giftcard).

Winner will be announced 11/01.

Terms & Conditions:

  • No purchase necessary
  • One week to claim or forfeited
  • Open to anyone who has access to Amazon
  • Do not leave your email in the comments section
  • Fill out RAFFLECOPTER above/Share KNITTING FOR CHARITY
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