a long, long time ago, there was a post very similar to this one. but since that one has passed on to a very peaceful place somewhere within the zillions of craftster posts, i thought i may as well begin a new one
so, as you most likely do not know, i have created a charity/program/whatever, called warm up winter. it's based out of halifax, nova scotia, and this is how it works: basically, we're looking for knitted squares 5"x5". when we collect enough of these knit squares, we sew them all together to make wonderful blankets. it takes 60 of these squares though; thus, it takes some people a bit of a while to be able to make one blanket themself.
HOWEVER THOUGH, considering the huge amount of talent i've seen in this forum, i think that it would probably take you craftsters a jiffy to create these squares. and Warm Up Winter doesn't stop at just those little squares; oh no. WUW also accepts hats, mittens, slippers, scarfs, socks...you name (or knit) it.
once we have collected enough of these blankets and other winter accessories, we pass them onto other organizations which help homeless people, and people living in poverty.
if this explanation is a bit sketchy, theres a bit more info at our [old-school myspace] website, www.myspace.com/warmupwinter. it would be superb if you could visit, or drop us a line, or even go as far as becoming our friend
thanks so much for reading this novel, and don't hesitate to pm/email me if you have any questions!
ps-this same topic is posted in the knitting section, and if your familiar with PRD, it's posted there as well!