After all the lovely Izzy dolls, hats and facecloths were picked up, I received an email from the organizer with another request. I have copied part of her email below and am hoping there will be some interest in knitting for this worthy cause. This will be an on-going project, so you can drop off these easy little hats anytime, and we will make sure they are delivered to the organization for distribution. There is a pattern on their web page for both a knitted and a crocheted version . This can be found under the donate tab. If you can't print it out, I am happy to provide you with a printed copy of the pattern.
Thanks, as always, for your continued support in these very needed endeavors. Your help is so appreciated. So lets see what we can do for them.
From time to time I have a box of odds and ends of yarn that you are certainly welcome to use for this project, so if you need some yarn come on in and check out the box.
Thanks so much, and Happy Knitting!
"Health Partners International of Canada website is http://www.hpicanada.ca/ is looking for help with knitting tiny hats for babies in Haiti and Africa- often born with a birthweight of only 4pounds.
They pack Humanitarian medical kits containing medications ( which they receive free from Pharmaceutical companies in Canada) and always include a few izzy dolls and little hats. We carry these kits every year to the Dominican.
When I went to pick up our kits this year the warehouse supervisor told me about the desperate need for these tiny hats."
Hello everyone!! Just kidding! But when you come across a deal like this? It is best to grab it now and tuck it away because this one 200 gram ball knits up into a cool beanie, a cowl and a pair of wrist warmers!! Lang Mille Colori has brought out this yarn in several colourways, each one with a fabulous sheen that makes it just pop! More colours are on their way to the shop..see you soon!
All of you wonderful customers that are not just around the corner , anytime you see something you would like and can't get in to purchase it, I am more than happy to mail it to you. Just give me a call or an email and we can arrange it!! Happy Knitting, Lynn
A big THANK YOU, to you all ~
and Easter weekend hours and events!!
Every year, The Purple Sock puts out a call for Izzy dolls for the nurses from Georgian College to take with them on their teaching trip to the Dominican Republic. And every year, the Purple Sock Ladies deliver!!
In addition to the ever popular Izzy dolls, lovely little extras like cotton hats and little face cloths are added to the list of items the nurses take with them.
This year, we are sending 158 Izzy dolls, .....51 face cloths and....100 cotton hats!! These will bring so much happiness to the little ones there who have nothing...
Thank you, as always, for your kindness and your generosity.
On another note. This weekend will be Easter and Coldwater has a great event for the kids. On Saturday, April 15th, from 11 am. to 1 pm., there will be Pinatas to break, and Easter bonnets to decorate, plus popcorn and other goodies. So bring the kids, or Grandkids and have a bit of fun!!
Please note The Purple Sock will be closed on Friday,April 14th , Good Friday and also Sunday, April 16th Easter Sunday, but we will be open as usual on Saturday, April 15th.