Create a Charity Knitting Plan
I began knitting in 2007, about four months after my younger daughter was born. It wasn’t too much longer before I learned about charity knitting. I was so excited about the idea of using my new hobby to benefit people in need.
The only problem was, I didn’t know how to do it. What could I knit that others could actually use? Who could I knit for? How could I get it to people who needed it?
If you are new to charity knitting, can you relate to this?
In 2011, destiny intervened, and I began working for Kyla Quinlan, the previous owner of Knitting for Charity and the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter. I learned so much about charity knitting! I learned how to find knitting charities as well as knitting patterns.
But as I learned more and more, I began to find the sheer amount of information overwhelming. Have you ever entered “knitting for charity” into Google? If you have, you’ll know that you’ll get over 1 million hits! That’s a lot to sift through!
It seemed like the more I learned, the more overwhelmed I became. I wanted to knit for so many charities. I wanted to knit so many things for so many charities. It all filled up my brain and left me feeling frustrated, like I was spinning my wheels.
If you are either a would-be charity knitter or a longtime charity knitter, can you relate to this?
Whether you’re new to charity knitting or a longtime charity knitter who wants to organize your thoughts and your knitting, let me assure you that you’re in the right place!
I wrote Knitting for Charity, One Stitch at a Time for someone just like you! I want to help you develop a plan for your charity knitting. With a plan in place, you can knit to help others without spending a lot of money or time figuring out what to knit and where to donate what you’ve knitted.
I have knitted since I was a teenager but stopped as life got complicated and busy. Thanks to Nicole, my interest in knitting resurrected.
I know lots of people are like me, enjoy knitting but cannot dedicate too much time in a huge project or even a medium one, like the sweater I knitted for my husband many years ago which took me years (yes, years) to complete. And that’s when I stopped knitting completely because I felt more like a failure than success upon completion. So, knitting hats, baby blankets, mittens or socks are a good way to continue your knitting. But, who needs 999 hats or blankets.
This eBook will come to your rescue as you will find everything you need to know, from understanding your skill level, defining your goal, finding out charities that meet your goal and of course, fun and useful patterns that you can knit.
Finally, thanks Nicole for writing this book to help her fellow knitters!”
Overwhelmed? Don’t Know Where to Start?
Disorganized? Not Sure How to Stay on Track?
No worries. In Knitting for Charity, One Stitch at a Time, I’ll show you how to take on charity knitting step by step. Or stitch by stitch, if you will!
Here’s what you’ll learn in Knitting for Charity, One Stitch at a Time:
1. How to decide what to knit
2. How to decide for whom to knit
3. How to find the perfect pattern that you’ll enjoy knitting
4. Where to find an organization that needs what you love to knit
5. How to keep your charity knitting organized
6. How to put together your own knitting group
7. How to knit for charitable fundraising
Every chapter of this book includes a set of Action Steps to help you develop your charity knitting plan.
You’ll also get the following bonuses:
- Appendix filled with established knitting charities organized by the projects they accept
- FREE printable with all the Action Steps in one place, to put together your charity knitting plan
- FREE printable to help you put together a preliminary plan, with the patterns you want to use and the charities you want to knit for
- FREE printable to help you keep track of your charity knitting projects, both present and future
You’ll also receive free lifetime updates! Anytime I update the PDF, you’ll receive the updated copy at no extra charge.
As a relatively new knitter and as someone who is also trying to become more active with charitable activities, I found Nicole’s book incredibly informative. Her book presents all of the information needed in an organized, useful and entertaining fashion. I especially love how she categorized all of the charities by project type so I was immediately directed to a charity who could benefit from my project. Thanks to Nicole’s helpful checklists and organizing strategies, I’m really excited to establish a charity knitting group in my town!”
About the Author
I’ve run Knitting for Charity for the past 3 years. I spend a lot of time online researching charity knitting and finding knitting charities. I’ve also talked with many charity knitters, charity knitting directors, and charity knitting organizers. You could say I’m a little obsessed with knitting, especially charity knitting!
I do all this for one simple reason: so you don’t have to.
A little more about me personally: I’ve been married to my husband Eric since August 1997. We have two delightful daughters, Kiersten (age 17) and Elena (age 11). My daughters and I are Ohio natives transplanted to Oklahoma; my husband is originally from Michigan. We spent the first 15 years of our marriage in Ohio.
In addition to knitting, I love singing and teaching kiddos in church, reading, dyeing my hair fun colors (as you can see here!), and nearly all things tennis.
What are you waiting for?
You can buy Knitting for Charity, One Stitch at a Time for just $4.97!
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