Hello Everyone who knits!!
(And some of you who don’t, but support those who do!!!)
I received the enclosed recently. I don’t know if it interests you, but l felt you should have feedback on your amazing work.
I found l just couldn’t let it pass without passing it on.
Do hope you are keeping safe and well.
Miss you all…..
Email received from
I hope that you are staying safe and well during these very strange times. I wanted to update you on how the charity is doing and to thank everyone who has sent in items for us to donate during the pandemic.
I’ve had heartfelt thanks from numerous workers who are still managing to use our items directly with the most needy children, so I’ve put a selection of the messages of thanks into the new Newsletter (attached.) Many children are still attending school, in particular Special Needs and at-risk children. Therapists tell me that after the lockdown our items will be more needed than ever before because so many children are living in extremely distressing situations, including domestic violence and abuse.
Since the start of the lockdown 6 weeks ago Knit-for-Nowt has donated well over 500 items, and every single one will be used to help a worried child. There is now an updated list on the website of all teams supplied to date. I am so proud of all the fantastic work you do.
I can’t count the number of times the therapists use the words “amazing”, “wonderful”, “fabulous” in their emails to me, so you can be sure that they really, really appreciate your work, and that you’re doing an “amazing” thing!! Please continue to supply us with worry monsters and puppets, as the waiting lists remain very long.
I think of you all as “my knitting family” and it’s great to be involved with such a talented group of people.
I attach the May Newsletter and the current basic worry monsters and hand puppets patterns for those who can’t access them on the website. Please note that if you haven’t donated since before December 2019 we would prefer you to use these instead of any previous ones that you may have printed off.
All the best and thank you so much again,