My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


The Knitbloggers Knitting Basket Project

You guys are familiar with Heifer International, right? You can “purchase’ animals or a share of an animal to go to impoverished families around the world, to help them feed themselves and or earn income.

One of the gifts you can purchase is a “Knitting Basket“; here’s what Heifer International says about the Knitting Basket:

Your gift of a Knitting Basket will include two llamas and two sheep (one
male and one female of each) four animals famous for their warm, income-producing wool.

From shearing to spinning, weaving and finally selling woolen goods at market,
your gift of a Knitting Basket will help four struggling families earn extra
income to break free from the grip of poverty and hopelessness.

Over time, as your gift multiplies and more animals are passed on to help others
in need, entire communities will be warmed by the precious wool of your Knitting

Deb Marvin (Yentala), and I are have joined forces for a holiday season charity project. On behalf of the Knitblogging Community, we would like to be able to donate Knitting Baskets to families in need.

Last year, generous knitters from around the world donated $4380.00 to the project.

With your donations Heifer International was able to purchase 8 KNITTING BASKET GIFTS containing 32 animals (16 sheep and 16 llamas) to donate to needy families.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could raise enough to purchase 10 baskets this year?

Deb has set up a Paypal account to receive donations for the Knitting Basket. By clicking on the button below, or in my sidebar, you can donate to this cause. It doesn’t have to be a large donation — many people donating just a few dollars will quickly add up.

If you have room in your heart and in your wallet, please consider contributing to this worthy cause!

To donate to the Knitbloggers Knitting Basket Project, click on the button below.

And thanks a million from Deb and from me!

If Lucy weren’t fast asleep, she’d thank you too!


We’ll return to our regularly scheduled knitting blog tomorrow!


  1. Oh what a wonderful idea! I’ve donated goats and rabbits and once a whole heifer before, but didn’t realize they did the combo ‘basket’ concept too.

    I’ll pass this along to my craft groups, as well as the URL for donations. This is terrific!

  2. What a great idea! Heifer is a fantastic organization, my aunt went on one of their study tours to Peru and Bolivia and got to see lots of super cute alpacas. Any support you can give would be great, I know I’ll be joining in.

  3. Thanks for providing us again with a great source to donate some money. What a wonderful idea and cause!

  4. i was hoping you’d do this again this year 🙂

  5. Thanks for doing this Wendy! What a wonderful idea.

  6. You know, if Lucy hadn’t changed positions ever so slightly between the two pics, I’d have sworn you’d had her stuffed. I remembered donating to the Knitting Baskets last year and am looking forward to doing so again this year.

  7. What a fantastic idea! Thanks, Wendy and Marvin.

  8. Thanks for the reminder Wendy, and for the quick and easy link.

  9. Wondereful idea! Thank you for making it easy for us to support such a great organization.

  10. Wow! This is awesome Thanks so much for putting it together. I generally don’t leave comments for people I don’t know, but you are wonderful. Thanks for all you do for the knitting community.

  11. What a good idea. I went and donated today. I am Thankful that you brought that to my attention.

    Have a wonder Turkey Day!!

  12. Thank you so much for organizing this again this year. I was hoping you would. You can definitely count on me. I am going to have my husband help with it tonight since he is the one that has used paypal account in the past.

  13. What a wonderful coincidence! Driving in to work this morning I was thinking of and that it was time to make a donation again – my family sometimes gets each donations for Christmas. Thanks for making it so easy!

  14. Oh goodie! I was hoping you guys would do this again. Thank you for your effort.

  15. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Wendy. This is such a worthy cause you’re promoting.

  16. Thank you for doing this!!!
    I went and donated!
    May I link to this entry in your blog from my blog??


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