I have been invited to join a knitting circle.
Once a month over the cold days of winter, a group of women will meet and sit and talk and knit by an open fire. I’ll be one of them. Brilliant!
I was just so excited about this prospect that I didn’t pay much attention to the best part: the cause. So this morning I have been reading all about knit-a-square which is a children’s charity aiming to warm and comfort children who are orphans as a result of HIV Aids in Africa. Knit-a-square also aims to raise awareness of this mostly hidden human tragedy.
To take some words from the website:
Crocheting and knitting for charity, especially for children in need, is a meditative act of love.
More importantly, it makes a difference. There are many millions of abandoned and vulnerable children and AIDS orphans in southern Africa, who live in dire poverty.
Many lack the very basics we take for granted—love, shelter, food, education and warmth.
Your contribution of squares to this crochet and knitting project adds to the many thousands of 8″/20cm squares from around the world, which are joined into blankets and distributed to these children.
To find out more visit knit-a-square and see how much difference your little contribution will make.