November 16 2015 – Holly
With the holidays fast approaching, we are often reminded now, more than ever, of the importance of giving. If you'd like to contribute some knitted or crocheted projects for charity, Olann and Warm + Woolly Campaign is collecting winter essentials for the Simon Community, assisting the homeless of Ireland. With cold and harsh weather on it's way, many homeless individuals and families are in need of warm hats, gloves, and scarves. These projects are quick and easy, and will go to the most grateful of recipients, thanks to the efforts of the Warm + Woolly Campaign and the Simon Community. Not sure what to make? They've put together a few suggested free patterns for both knitters and crocheters, for much needed cold-weather essentials such as hats, gloves, scarves and socks. If you're feeling particularly ambitious you can even do a jumper or cardigan. Whatever you end up making, they do request all projects be knit in muted or neutral colours, to ensure the recipient is not self conscious about any attention a vibrant colour may attract. Other donations are also accepted, such as thermal underwear, toiletries, clothing, chocolate and cookies, and sleeping bags. All items for donation at the Simon Community Shop on Camden Street. Will you be knitting or crocheting for charity this year? What are your favourite patterns or charities to knit/crochet for?