National Knitting Week is from October 10th - 16th 2005. As part of this celebration of the resurgence of the popularity of knitting I will be hosting a 'Knit In' at Wallsend Library. Bring your knitting and keep me company, or learn to knit or crochet. The events around the country are all in support of the national charity 'Help the Aged'. Hopefully we will raise awareness of knitting and the skills of women, make some friends, and have some fun. The knitting starts at 1pm until 3pm and any donations for Help the Aged will be gratefully received.
Also on a knitting theme The Children's Society are running a campaign from now until March 2006 to raise funds for their work with vulnerable children. They are offering free patterns as well as lots of events on their website so check them out even if you are outside the UK. Winter is usually my knitting time so I will be curling up on the sofa with a few good yarns (sorry) and making good use of my time to raise money for both these worthwhile causes.