Knit Relief 2012: what will you give?
In the year when the Olympics is due to sweep across the UK it's fabulous to see that Sport Relief is using the opportunity to raise loads of money for charity. That's all very lovely but what can us crafters, more used to running stitch than getting a stitch while running, do to join in? Enter the marvellous Teen Granny and Knit Relief 2012.
Knit Relief is a giant woolly eBay auction, which will be organised by the Teen Granny herself, Ms Scarlett Curtis (yarny founder of the brilliant Twit-Knit Club), starting on March the 15th (which is 10 days before Sport Relief).
The idea is that Twit-Knit Club members and any other crafty/knitty folk have the opportunity to auction off their knitting and crafting abilities (no matter how skilled you are) to raise money for the cause.
As Scarlett says:
You can enter anything into the auction be it a promise to knit a pair of socks in the winner's chosen colour or something you have already made, even if it's as small as a knitted bow or a sewn purse.
Scarlett herself is auctioning off two personalised knitted figures (like the one she made of her mum, Emma Freud).
I'm going to be donating a rather prized possession. I knitted Little My from the Moomins for my Knit the City book launch last year. She's been sitting in my studio since then keeping me company, and I think it's about time she found a good home for a good cause. Though they may have to pry her out of my hands when it's time for her to go...
Details of how to donate can be found over at the Teen Granny Knit Relief page. And we'll be keeping an eye on the proceedings here on Crafty Crafty too.
So, crafty folks. What will you give for Knit Relief 2012?