I wanted to put everything into one post to make it easy to find. If you knit or crochet, you can use your talents to help.
I am collecting knitted goods for the victims of Katrina that are here in Houston. I plan on making baby bootees first – a little yarn goes a long, long way when it comes to bootees. It is 92 degrees in Houston today, so no one needs heavy clothing. As time goes on – I’m sure the victims will be here through the fall – things like blankets, sweaters, and really anything else will be needed. If you would like to send goods, please leave a comment and we will work out the details. One very important detail – make sure the items you send are easy to wash. Yarns that can be tossed in the machine to wash and dry are the best option.
Also, the Knit at Night Guild that I belong to is collecting “stash” items to give to the victims to use to help pass their time. Needles, yarn, patterns whatever you have – they will take it. Again, contact me for more information.
Last but not least, I’m Knitting As Fast As I Can is coordinating efforts for the Red Cross. In exchange for your donations, you will be entered to win knitted goods donated by other knitters. They did their first drawing yesterday. They are also working on auctions for knitted goods. [via Wendy Knits]
Knit for Katrina. You can make a difference.