Friday, May 20, 2011


Calling all crochetters knitters! How about dedicating some of your stash to an outstanding project? The Warm Hands Network and the Purple Sock are teaming up for this worthy cause.

We are knitting for the Innu of Northern Labrador. The items you create will be shipped to Sheshatsuit to warm Innu children and elders. The items are distributed by community health workers to families in need. They would be very grateful to receive warm clothing, hats, socks, sweaters or blankets, for children up to 12 years old.

The Moosonee Native Friendship Centre would like to receive hand-knit blankets, sweaters, hats and mittens for distribution through their pre- and post-natal programs and their Headstart program. The items are distributed to Cree children in Moosonee and up the James Bay coast.

Helpful Hints
• Knit or crochet your favorite patterns or try something new. Check out our web-site for patterns.
• Avoid white or very light colors. Feel free to mix a bright and cheery palate from your yarn collection! Machine washable is preferred.
• Please assume standard garment sizes. And, remember, warmth is very important – Labrador and James Bay have cold winters. Hats need to cover ears, sleeves need to go the wrist and torsos need to be long.
• No used items please.

Where? When?
You can drop off your projects at the Purple Sock, 13 Coldwater Road, Coldwater Ontario. Our deadline is September 0, 2011.

What is the Warm Hands Network? We will ship your charity knitting to our partners. We love knitting, and know there are children out there in need of a warm hat or blanket, pair of mittens or socks.

“We cannot do great things, only small things with great love.” Join us!

Questions? Contact

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