I had read the update. It would be great to knit for a specific teenager. In this country there is a wonderful Christian organization called Caring for Life who do similar work but it isn't really possible to make squares etc for people in this country.
Woke up at 3 am and had insomnia, so decided to check my email... and after reading about the Hill Kids I never did get back to sleep!!
Love the idea that we can do something significant for the Jabulani Khakibos kids and I'm just working on my 5th GO-OVER - this one is larger, so I hope there's some "big boys" on the list when you get the names.
One G-O is already in Africa (it's a bit 'girlie' so probably won't do for the J.K. boys) - if anyone reading this has not checked the GO-OVER discussion group, you might want to check my post from yesterday... with quotes from Ronda about reaction there to the GO-OVER.
The Hill Kids are haunting me... did you say about 100, Sandy?? How many more pockets of kids like this do you suppose there are. Scary to think they would rather live outside than face life in a government orphanage. I have ignored the whole "felting" thing up to now ..... but for these kids it sounds like the best option. I'd better start haunting the thrift shops and putting out the word to friends for anything that is "feltable" Occurs to me that the teenagers in our church would have a blast felting old sweaters and blankets and cutting up squares, If I can just locate the right stuff
Help! Where can I find the up-date? I have looked around and tried to follow various threads to no avail. Already started my go-over while also busy with 3rd baby blanket and squares, too.
thanks - Jen
Ditto to everything Andrea said! I am in the middle of reading the update now and dropped in here to say that I too will go hunt for felting sweaters. I am right CHUFFED that at Walmart today I felt impressed strongly to buy a BIG ball of chunky sized wool in boy colours. I hadn't read all this yet so now I know exactly where that yarn is going--into a GO-OVER.
How many squares for a teen boy's blanket? Maybe the amount of squares and also the size of the squares needed for a teen's GO-OVER could be posted at top in this discussion so we've got it for quick reference? Thanks! (I know 10 inches won't do it!) Absolutely this is a great September challenge idea! I'm in! This is REALLY giving me incentive to finish that second baby blanket!!!!
Sandy....good idea to help these boys but are we spreading ourselves to thin by learning how to felt.
If we continue to concentrate on squares, couldnt we just use more squares to make bigger blankets for the bigger boys and for additional warmth double up the blankets to make them thicker/warmer.
The Go-Overs are a good idea also but take into consideration that they take more time to make and take more yarn...I will make some.
Remember these are just some thoughts to consider. I am proud to be part of this group and will continue
knitting for all of these brave children.
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