KNITTING FOR CHARITY

Do you love to knit? Are you passionate about knitting for charity? Or, you would like to know more about knitting for charity -- worthwhile charities to knit for, free patterns you can use for charity knitting projects, great new techniques, information about yarn or supplies, and so on?

If so, you have come to the right place!

At Knitting for Charity, we love to use our favorite hobby to benefit people in need all over the country and the world. And what better way to help others through our needles than to share what we find with you, fellow knitters and would-be knitters?

Let Me Introduce Myself

My name is Kyla. I've been contributing to Knitting for Charity for quite some time, offering my help to Nellie the Knitting Nut and her friend Kitty, who originally started this website. Nellie is retiring to spend more time with her grandbabies and her knitting projects, while Kitty has a new job and is busy working and raising her own family.

I am happy to announce that while Nellie and Kitty will contribute when they can, I am taking over Knitting for Charity full-time. And I couldn't be more excited!

A little bit about me: I began knitting not long after I started a family of my own. I loved staying home with my new baby, but I wasn't used to having so much unstructured time on my hands. So I tried knitting. A friend of mine taught me during a visit, and I quickly became hooked!

I have long had a love for charity and making a difference, so knitting for charity was a natural fit for me. The more I learned of charities designed to warm, comfort, and even save the lives of those in need, the more I wanted to do everything I could to help. And so here I am -- knitting for charity and always looking for more ways to make the world a better place through yarn and needles!

We're so thankful to all our subscribers and visitors who have done so much to help others by knitting for charity.

Here is just a little bit of the feedback we get from some wonderful charities:

From our Friends at The Humble Stitch sites.google.com/site/thehumblestitch

Folks, one person I forgot to thank - someone essential to our success - was Kyla at Knitting for Charity. An astounding 35% of traffic to our website came from her wonderful, positive article about The Humble Stitch. Thank you, Kyla!

From Steve at Kids Knits www.kidknits.org:

I am Steve, the father of Ellie, who is the founder of KidKnits. We have been noticing a steady flow of traffic to our website, www.kidknits.org ever since the blog post was made, and we wanted to express our thanks... We appreciate what you are doing through your blog, and would love to know if we could help you in any way.

From Christine at Knots of Love www.knotsoflove.org:

Hi! This is a fabulous piece!! I can't thank you enough for writing it. As you know we donate over 3,000 caps per month and if I had more caps I could EASILY donate them. I am certain we will garner many move volunteers because of this magnificent mention. Thank you so very very much!!

From Lora at Outreach to Appalachia outreachtoappalachia.webs.com:

I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for featuring my group in your newsletter! We have grown by leaps and bounds since it has come out and people have found us. I have such a heart for the people of Appalachia and the poverty that they suffer daily that it is awesome to have so many new helping hands! I am forever thankful. Have a blessed day!

In short, you'll find the answers to just about ALL of your questions about knitting for charity - how great the need is, the variety of projects you can get involved in, what kinds of yarn to use, how to save a ton of money knitting for charity... and much, much, more!

So explore these pages -- and enjoy finding something to get started knitting right away...

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