WE ran 2 ‘Darn and Yarn’ events
at Café Outside the Square in Whitmore Square Adelaide.
- we laughed and got to know each other a little more
- we shared ideas and tips
- we learned and practiced new approaches (sewing in ends, joining stitches and for some learning how to make ‘plarn’ and crotchet with it!** Darn with Plarn – another of our community projects emerging)
- we established our new currency of ‘food and personal care items’ – in exchange for the coffee and afternoon tea, people donated items (that were forwarded to families struggling to buy such items after paying bills etc. *** Share Care and Fare – another of our community projects emerging)
Some other highlights from 2019
We were kindly invited to several events over the year, where we set up knitting nooks for the guests at tables supporting valuable causes: multicultural evenings, refugee fundraiser, welcoming evenings, community centres (Thanks Ingle Farm!)
We formed collaborations with Girl Guides SA who are kindly inviting the schools and other organisations to contribute a few stitches when they attend the campsites they offer.
We were invited to speak on radio stations to encourage other community members who love to knit, to participate.
We also gave Knit a Care Square a mention to Eddie Betts at this book launch, to further spread the word.
We were asked to contribute to a story written and photographed by our Community Project Photographer – Claudine Burgess (Define and Shine).
What is in store for 2020…
To date, we have embraced the ideas and contributions of the community itself and we will continue to be guided by what unfolds.
One idea that was generated from those who attended the ‘Darn and Yarn’ around raising funds for a cause, through raffling the blankets.
So… as we embark on raising funds for bowel cancer next year (through our involvement in the Jodie Lee Foundation 80km Trek), 3 blankets will be raffled for this cause.
AS you know, our mission is to respond in real time… to what is happening in the world and around us.
For that reason, we know the path has not yet been truly revealed…
So we await… and prepare to be our best for those in need in 2020.