The guys at Me-a-Mama, makers of some pretty fashionable maternity wear (a topic I know absolutely nothing about – in fact, pregnancy is still something that very much scares the living daylights outta me… but I had a quick look at their stuff and it totally changed my perception that if you’re pregnant you’re pretty much stuck wearing bulky oversized things with no style, thus resembling a marshmallow for about 9 months. ).
Anyhoo, today they launched an initiative called “knit-a-row-and-go” and their goal is to knit 1000 blankets for orphaned babies. Seeing as we’re already heading into some seriously chilly weather, this is a cause which will make a huge impact I’m sure.
Elle yarns has already kindly donated 8000 balls of wool and 400 needles for this mammoth task and the lovely people at Knead have offered to host a series of Mad Hatter’s tea parties to launch the project. Over and above that, Knead will also be donating tea, cupcakes and R10 coffees to the knitters for an hour at each party.
So how can you get involved? Easy! Either pop in at one of these Knead stores at these times:
- 2:30pm at Knead in Palmyra Rd, Claremont, Tuesday 15 May
- 10:30am at Knead on Kloof St, CBD, Wednesday 16 May
- 10:30am at Knead on Surfer’s Corner, Muizenburg, Thursday 17 May
You can also knit any time throughout May and June at the “Me and You” shop @ 103 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock AND in all Knead bakeries in Cape Town.
The idea is that you knit what you can and then you simply pop your knitting into the provided Tubtrug for the next person to pick up and continue. Just look out for the tubs of wool and needles.
Not only will you be doing a great thing for little people who really need it, but I’ve also heard that knitting is like totally hot right now. So get to it folks!