Knit for Charity

Last year, when my oldest decided that she would like to learn to knit and crochet, we decided to see if we could find any charity knitting projects that was our level. We were very excited when we found this one, called Knit-a-Square. You can either knit or crochet the squares, which are to be 8×8. That’s a small-size project, that even my nine-year-old can tackle without feeling overwhelmed.

The squares for Knit-a-Square are mailed to South Africa. The volunteers there take all the squares from all over the world and assemble them into blankets for little AIDS victims–orphans, children of AIDS mothers, and children who were born with AIDS. We feel privileged to be part of something that is helping orphans.

Today we are all excited to be packaging up our first package to send off.

Stack of Squares
Our stack of squares.

Squares Spread Out

Our designs with the face of our resident monkey in the picture.

One thought on “Knit for Charity

  • October 3, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Does your 9yo boy also knit? We have learned basic crochet stitches, and this looks like a nice use of their skills.

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