Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Contest!!!



As you may know, I have been doing some destashing (and more destashing) here at Case De Vegancraftastic. I usually sell my used books at Half Priced Books but I thought it be fun to have a little contest this time. The prize is a copy of Knitting For Peace by Betty Christiansen (Ravelry Link). This lovely book has patterns and stories geared toward charity knitting with causes including The Mother Bear Project, Warm Up America, and Project Linus.

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me about your experiences or plans for charity knitting. If you post about this contest on your blog, link to this post, and tell me about it in your comment, you will receive an extra entry. To be entered, you must leave some way of contacting you (being signed in to blogger is not enough, I've had trouble contacting people through their blogs before), please leave your e-mail address (written like personATplaceDOTcom) or your name on Ravelry (preffered). Winner will be picked by random drawing, the deadline to enter is February 1, 2009. Cont. US only please to cut down on shipping, thanks and good luck!!!

-Kala

11 comments:

affectioknit said...

Oh what fun! I've knit bandages every year for Lutheran World Relief. These are completely mindless knitting - straight garter stitch - about 4 inches by 4 feet. It's a handy project to slip in a purse and work on while waiting in line - etc. as there's no pattern and you can put it down and pick it up anytime...

Angela said...

I personally don't have any experience yet with charity knitting, since I'm pretty busy with school and my many jobs at the moment. As soon as I finish school (next mid-december woohoo) I want to go to the local woman's shelter and my churches teen's shelter with my yarn and needles (I try to scoop them up when I am at the thrift store so I have a little charity stash going) to teach classes. It's been hard not doing it now since I'm really looking forward to it, but I just don't need to add anything else to my plate right now.
Angela (cantrix on ravelry)

edina said...

So far I have knit hats for newborns, scarves for Knit for a Cure, and knit and seamed blanket squares for fire victims. I enjoy knitting even more when I know the finished items are going for a good cause!

Edina (Rav ID: edina)

|chee-uh| said...

I have been compiling a huge stash of unloved yarn for my animal shelter donations that I plan to get to one day. I knit a blanket at a big shelter knitting get together years ago and I'm almost cried hearing the speakers. I hope to start a small group or at least contribute more.

|chee-uh| said...

oh yeah: monkalicious on Rav

JFibers said...

Hey girl-
Does knit graffiti for an ugly brown pole outside my LYS count? Hee hee... jk.

I've knit hats for premies and blankets for newborns. I want to start knitting teddy bears- like the ones at Borealis but haven't started on that yet...

You are so motivated to de-stash. Want to come over to my house and do mine next?
See you soon,
Jen

Jen said...

I posted this on my blog for you http://jenanddavin.blogspot.com/2009/01/win-copy-of-knitting-for-peace.html

I love to craft for charities, and this seems like a really neat resource. A few years ago, a friend and I started a group to get folks together just to make stuff to give away. Then, life took over, and now my efforts are mostly solo stuff. I like to make squares for blankets for the Pine Ridge reservation, and I make baby stuff to donate to the NICU where my oldest was for four months when she was born 16 weeks early...

Great idea for a contest!

hipmama1970ATgmailDOTcom

Carrie said...

What a great contest idea! I think with our new president asking for us to do more service work, the prize couldn't be more appropriate. I'm part of Ravelry Knitters for Obama contest. We just got done knitting chemo caps in honor of Toot, Obama's grandma. Now we're going to be knitting all kinds of projects (blankets, hats, mittens, sweaters) for the Mattaponi native american tribe in Virginia. I plan to do some baby sweaters and adult hats.

cksknitter said...

I've done quite a bit of charity knitting over the past 3 years, mostly hats, some mittens, and a few neckwarmers. I always try to make something pretty as well as practical because regardless of a person's situation, I believe everyone feels better when they look nice. I'm interested in doing some knitting for our military next.
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

Gynx Knits said...

When I was a junior in high school my yearbook adviser and I started a knitting club, of which I was president. Our intent (besides teaching others to knit) was to organize various charitable knitting activities. Unfortunately, there was little interest in the club, so that never got far off the ground. I have, however, knitted preemie hats. My brother was premature, so that has always been a cause close to my heart. My next goal is to start knitting gloves/mittens for a local homeless shelter, and am already stocking up on yarns. I am now in college majoring in fashion design, and I find knitting for charity important to me as typically fashion does not contribute back much to society. I feel it is important to get in on charity work at a young age, so I plan on talking to the fibers club I am a part of about charity knitting when I do a knitting demo later this semester. Even if I can only get one other person on board, that's one more person who can spread it to another person.

Laura Jinks
laura.jinksATyahooDOTcom
Ravelry: brandnew

Anonymous said...

HI :)

I just finished my very first bear for the Mother Bear Project. It's so cute and they're so fun to make using the magic loop.

I hope to make one a month. Oddly enough, the very weekend I was set to begin my project, I inherited a bunch of free vintage yarns that will be perfect to use for the bears. I call that a sign!! :)

knittin_kitten@yahoo.com

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