Wednesday, February 15, 2006


From KnitPicks, a place where I frequently buy yarn online, I learned about the Children in Common charity. This charity, which works with orphans in Eastern Europe, has a program called OK, OK, OK.

The OKs stand for "Orphan Knitting", "Orphaned Knitting", and "Orphans Knitting". If you would like to participate in the Orphan Knitting program, you can send completed knit projects to Children in Common for distribution in orphanages. They are looking for hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, vests and socks for children aged one to six. Items should have a high wool content- it is very cold and many of these orphanges are unheated.

If you don't knit and want to make contributions, they also put together care packages of clothing, medical supplies and toys. If any knitters want to get together to work on some projects, I would be happy to help organize/ participate.

Or, I guess we could just give a bunch of stuff to JoshedPotatoes to distribute on his upcoming trip to Romania. Do you have room in your suitcase for twelve tiny socks?

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