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SarahB



Joined: 09 Sep 2007
Posts: 869
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 09 9:45 am    Post subject: Scarves for women in refuges again?  Reply with quote    

Do we want to do this again this year?

Last year I gathered 100 scarves, many from Downsizer peeps, and they were sent or delivered to a number of refuges across the country. Id like to do this again, anyone want to join in?

Basic criteria - Scarves can be any pattern, any style, any length or colour - but please make sure theyre machine washable as the women receiving them wont have the time or headspace for hand washing or delicate care.

If you do then you have plenty of time - these will be for Christmas presents so dont need to be ready before the beginning of December. Just gathering interest for now.

Thanks,
Sarah

dottyspots



Joined: 28 Jun 2007
Posts: 286
Location: South Yorks
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 09 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know I said I'd do it last time and didn't get round to it , but you know it's been a bit crap here.

I will definetely do it this year though because I think it's a fabulous thing to support.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19830
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 09 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Which refuges do you have in mind Sarah? Have you checked with them? I have a friend who knits fantastic stripey jumpers for a charity. They were specifically requested by them.

SarahB



Joined: 09 Sep 2007
Posts: 869
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 09 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I did this last year too (there'll be a thread on here somewhere I expect, if you look far enough back) and the refuges that took part last year are happy to be gifted again. The year before that it was only one refuge, managed by a friend of mine, but last year it expanded to cover 6 refuges in total and over 100 women. I've been sending gifts to the refuge my friend manages for a number of years and they're always well received.

Some of the new ones last year were chosen purely because someone joining in had a connection or was willing to co-ordinate a local delivery.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19830
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 09 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Excellent. I am hopelessly slow at knitting so will not volunteer. (I have a stripey jumper and a certain level of guilt at the time it took to knit one for me when it could have been knitted for someone who needed it. )

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 09 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I will see what I can do.

sueshells



Joined: 20 Jan 2009
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Location: North Bucks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 09 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm up for this - is crochet OK? Quicker than knitting!

Chickem



Joined: 27 Mar 2009
Posts: 3958
Location: Sunny Devon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 09 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll do some...I've spoken to me mother & she's into doing some too!!

SarahB



Joined: 09 Sep 2007
Posts: 869
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 09 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ace! Thanks folks - crochet is fine. In fact anything is fine. It's just a nice thing to give someone in a refuge a gift for Christmas. Last year me and a mate decided scarves because they're practical, easy to rustle up, and it's like giving a hug.

bloomeenee



Joined: 11 Jun 2005
Posts: 190
Location: Northumberland
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 09 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd be up for this... Are sewn or woven acceptable as well as knit and crochet?

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15902
Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 09 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm up for this too, good thing to have on the go when the other thing you're knitting is being complicated and you need a break

SarahB



Joined: 09 Sep 2007
Posts: 869
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 09 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bloomeenee wrote:
I'd be up for this... Are sewn or woven acceptable as well as knit and crochet?


Yep - whatever you like - I'm only saying scarves because they're practical and it means that every parcel has pretty much the same thing in, everyone gets a scarf.

Ageing Hippy



Joined: 25 Aug 2006
Posts: 31
Location: Derbyshire
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 09 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What about silk? Not too frippery? I`ve got some habotai silk I could tie-dye.

SarahB



Joined: 09 Sep 2007
Posts: 869
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 09 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Whatever you feel like making a scarf out of Hippy! A bit of silk luxury would be lovely for a woman recovering from violent abuse.

bloomeenee



Joined: 11 Jun 2005
Posts: 190
Location: Northumberland
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 09 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm planning on a clearout of my yarn stash this week: I'd like it to go to a good home so if I post on here when I'm done would anyone be interested in yarn for this project?

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