September 16, 2008

knit one, save one:
a campaign to save millions of babies

preemie cap, originally uploaded by alicethelma.

Last Friday I went to the Knit and Crochet show at the convention center in Portland, Oregon where I browsed vendors and tried hawking my t-shirts. Among the yarn vendors, stood a quiet little booth for Knit One, Save One, a program sponsored by Save the Children. I was instantly intrigued. It wasn’t long before I had knit my first preemie cap, day before yesterday actually, and wondered to myself “Why have I never made one before?”

They’re fast. They’re easy. They use up leftover yarn. They’re for a good cause. They’re for babies. I mean what’s NOT to love about these little caps. Please get involved if you can.

The campaign requires only three things of you: 1) Knit or crochet a cap. 2) Write a letter to the president elect telling him how much you care about the needs of newborns around the world and 3) donate $10 toward a newborn care kit. The deadline is December 31. Visit the Knit One, Save One website or write me at heavydutydesign (AT) gmail (DOT) com if you have more questions.

1 comment:

Old Crone said...

Thank you for doing knitting preemie hats. I'm the mother of two preemies, and I can't tell you how special it was for me when my babies had hats that fit them in the NICU. We have a few hand knit blankets and hats that are now in keepsake boxes. It still takes my breath away to pull them out and see just how tiny my babies were. Good work!!!