Nimble Knitting Benefits while self-isolating
Eileen has kindly put together some patterns to keep existing 'Nimble Knitters' busy making a variety of knitted articles to be sent to local hospitals and charities that support families in Sub-Saharan Africa. She works with three charities: Breadline Africa, which supports those living in the poverty of the Townships surrounding Cape Town, InterCare, which majorly sends medical equipment and medicines, besides the valued knitting, to rural clinics in Ghana - Malawi - Tanzania - Zanzibar and Zambia and the Krizevac Project, a different kind of charity achieving lasting positive change for some of Africa's most needy communities in enterprising ways. Find out more at the charity websites: Breadline Africa - here, InterCare - here and the Krizevac Project here.
The benefits of knitting are twofold. Many find knitting a great calming therapy, it can be of assistance during the suffering of depression, lifting negative thoughts, keeps arthritic fingers exercised and helps to create friendships as, in normal times, knitters link with local groups. The recipients very much need and appreciate the articles created; they brighten their lives and make them aware that others are concerned for them.
Please keep all knitting safely until this crisis is over. Eileen's contact for delivery will be given at that time. UPDATE: Knitted Items can now be delivered again - please contact Eileen by email to make arrangements - Thank you!
Wool, Sewing and Craft supplies - local supplier open: The Stitchcraft Centre in Burton 01283 540281
Enjoy knitting for benefit - click the PDF symbols below for patterns: