Monday, September 15, 2008

Attention All Mad Hatters!

I've been sent the following press release about Innocent Smoothies annual
knitted fundraiser for Age Concern. Do follow the link to their site and take a look at the amazing gallery of hats, (then search out your oddments of yarn and get knitting)!

Get knitting to raise money for Age Concern

Needles at the ready. innocent drinks are running their Big Knit campaign again this year to help raise money for Age Concern to keep older people warm over the winter. They're looking for knitters to knit lots of little hats for their smoothie bottles, for each one sold they and Sainsbury's will give 50p to Age Concern. Last year over 400,000 hat were knitted raising £200,000 for Age Concern and this year they're aiming for ½ a million hats!

That may sound like a tall order but with a Big Knit blog and fantastic new hat patterns for you to try each week there is plenty of inspiration. There will be competitions in Simply Knitting and Let's Knit out in the middle of September and Knitting magazine is showcasing hat patterns from the well-known hand knit designers in their issue out at the beginning of October.

So for patterns and more knitting news, don't forget to check this out


Blogger Liz said...

And while our puny little efforts in Cambridge may not seem much - those US knitters motivated by the might of the Mason-Dixon Knitting blog are going to be sending in little hats... Are we going to be intimidated by attempts to help our old people by the US?

(Well, obviously, we're not; but it would be good to remind us all that we did actually pay off the Marshall Plan last year and we ought to be able to make sure our old people don't freeze to death ourselves??)

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