Do you like to knit? Love to help others? Have you heard of Peace Pals?
In response to my April 10th blog post, Altered Art Scrapbook For a Little Girl, my friend Marjorie Flathers shared one of her favorite crafts. Here’s what she said:
“My ‘craft passion,’ as you may remember, is knitting, and I’m doing more and more of it these days. About two years ago, I discovered a charity called Knitting4Peace in Denver, and I have sent them knitted hats, scarves, and baby blankets. But what they need most are many of these ‘funky’ but cute little dolls called Peace Pals, especially with darker faces, to be sent to needy children in Third World countries, Syrian refugee camps, etc.
“So I set myself a ‘Lent project’ of making a dozen (two per week for six weeks.) They are easy and fun to knit up.
“They say the kids really love the dolls—many times the only toy they have! Hard to imagine.”
What a wonderful ministry Marge is involved in. I imagine for some of those children, it’s their only toy and a treasure they will cherish the rest of their lives. Those dolls are so precious.
If you or someone you know may be interested in making these dolls to donate to Peace Pals, here’s the website: Knitting4Peace.
Thanks for sharing your craft passion with us, Marge. You’re talented and generous.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a favorite craft or type of art you enjoy doing? Aren’t those knitted dolls so cute? I’d love to hear from you!
Oh, my gosh, these knitted dolls are so adorable! And what a great cause, too! Children’s eyes must light up when they are handed one of these little dolls of their very own to keep! Marge is sooo multi-talented. I don’t know how to knit, so I admire anyone who can make something so special from a skein of yarn and bring happiness to a child. Also, Lynn, I wanted to tell you how impressed I am with your blog. You are a pro at it! Keep ’em coming. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 🙂
I, too, think they’re adorable and precious, Maria! I know how to crochet, but I think knitting is much harder. Marge sure is multi-talented and so very giving.
Thanks for the kind words about my blog, Maria. I needed to hear that. 🙂
Thanks, Lynn, for using the photo, etc. of my work and for your word of praise! And Hi to Maria! Thanks, too, for your kind words.
One tiny error—-the website is:
knitting4peace. org (no capitals and org after the dot—-you know how fussy the internet is about sites being exactly right! ) Thanks again for featuring my work! Fun to see it in another setting. Love, Marge
P.S. Funny—-I have been knitting MANY years since I was 10 (!!)and can knit almost anything, but I never have been able to master crochet! “Too hard” !! Oh well, different strokes……
Thanks so much, Marge, for sharing your PeacePal dolls with us and letting me blog about Knitting4Peace! The link is correct if you click on it. It’s highlighted with the name of the site, but the correct link is connected to the title. I could have even type “go here” and added the link to those words and it would take people to the correct site. Pretty cool, huh?
Isn’t that something that you feel crocheting is hard? Yes, different strokes! Have a great weekend!
My daughter started knitting for a project at UArk. She enjoys it a lot and knitted her python a sweater. And yes, she bought a snake.
That’s a hoot that your daughter knitted a sweater for her python! Pretty creative, too, to even think of something like that! Made me laugh out loud. I hope she continues knitting. It’s a valuable and practical skill. It’s also listed as one of the creative skills that help prevent dementia! Thanks for visiting, Joanna!