12-hour knit-in aids Third World babies
November 25, 2008 by Zoe Tarlow
Joe is hosting the Knit One Save One campaign, which is partnered with the Survive to Five global organization, which helps children to survive their first five years of life.
â€œThereâ€™s babies around the world who can benefit from it,â€ said Joe, as she knitted a pink cap. â€œFor us, weâ€™re privileged to be able to buy clothes from Toys ‘R’ Us, whereas other places all they have is what they are given.â€
Joe said that it can take a beginner up to a day to knit a cap, and for the more experienced knitter, it can take up to three hours.
â€œThis is my fourth year here, and Iâ€™ve seen knitters all four years Iâ€™ve been here,â€ said Joe. She has had no caps come in yet, but does expect to see some coming this week.
The Knit One Save One campaign runs until Dec. 18 and the actual knit-a-thon will take place on Dec. 4 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in the KSA lounge, where there is a TV and couches.
Refreshments will be available and yarn will be supplied for people who participate in Joeâ€™s cause to keep newborn babies warm.
Patterns and yarn are required for the campaign. Joe has copies of the patterns in the KSA lounge and Langley has copies of the patterns as well. Surrey has not confirmed if it will be participating in the knitting drive.
Students can drop off caps at the KS offices anytime before Dec. 18 if they do not have time to participate in the knit-a-thon.