- k1 p1 prject
- my name is melanie baxter i am a mother of 5 i have always done lots of knitting for my children and for charity and decided to start my own project k1 p1 project. this project is small knitted squares sewn together into blankets and posted of to different causes around the world eg:- hospitals,climics,orphanages,care homes,homeless and the list could go on. if u are interested in getting involved its simple.to knit a square in dk wool using 4mm needles cast on 35 sts knit 58 rows cast off using chunky wool and 5 1/2mm needles cast on 28sts knit 42 rows cast of. also needed any unwanted wool would be much appreiciated , also collecting good quality teddy bears and knitted toys to send to children , contact me by e,mail firstname.lastname@example.org . many many thanx xxxx we also knit baby items , cardigans ,hats,mittens etc in memory of my daughter who was born sleeping x
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
hi all , its day 1 of year 3 for,k1 p1 project . this is an update on last year .p1 project , we havnt reached our target of 200 blankets this year , but its a massive improvement than last years 116 , we have received 2770 squares , we have made 186 blankets , and hundreds of baby items and toys , so im very very happy and PROUD of u all , thankyou all so so much from the bottom of my heart , none of this would be possible without any of you , my loyal helpers , god bless you all xxxxxxx
Friday, 16 November 2012
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Many, many thanks for the blankets. I saw the 2 huge piles today. Please convey my heartfelt thanks to your production team, there must be hours of work in those blankets.
We are setting the Emergency Night Rota up at the moment and will open as soon as we get a sustained cold period. I know we have had a few frosts, but the air temperature is still above zero. It always amazes me when I talk to the homeless how they are able to stand frosty nights and low temperatures. Once open, we have agreed with the Borough Council that we can stay open even though the temperature might rise above zero, and we are planning to be open longer this year.
To address the hygiene problem, we have invested in laundry bags which will each contain a duvet, pillow and blanket (most likely one of yours) and then be allocated to one person who will use it each time they return. They will not be given out to take away, because as soon as they get wet they are useless.
Again, thank you and your team for helping us to help the homeless and needy, and I assure you that the blankets will be well used.