Hi again, Well I’m so happy to be back again! So far I’m living up to my goal of blogging more frequently than usual in October as part of Blogtober.
So yes October is all about blogging more often, knitting all the socks and doing something related to Breast Cancer Awareness and today is related in some way to all three goals.
I recently blogged about charity sock knitting that I’m taking part in and if you didn’t read that post yet you can click here.
A lovely reader left a comment on that post sharing the project she is working on. I had heard of this project on the Bakery Bears podcast but didn’t know who organised this or how to get involved so when I saw this message I was so happy!
This project is being organised by the wonderful Sara of Sherlock Knits in the UK. Sara is a doctor in a Marie Curie hospice for terminally ill patients and her idea was to knit a pair of socks for each of her patients for Christmas. Her idea soon caught on and other knitters wanted to join and help so now the objective is to knit a pair of socks for all the patients in Marie Curie hospices in the UK for Christmas and that is 229 patients! What a wonderful project.
Sara learned that she was not the only one wanting to support Marie Curie hospices. The Yarn shop City Knits in the UK had joined forces with UK yarn manufacturer West Yorkshire Spinners to create a unique colorway for their shop only in support of Marie Curie. This yarn colorway is ONLY sold at City knits and 2£ of each purchase are donated to Marie Curie.
Sara has also created and published a pattern for a vanilla sock she calls the Marie Curie Quest Sock and all proceeds from the sale of the pattern is donated to Marie Curie. So to go all out, you can buy the pattern, buy the yarn and then knit a pair of socks or two:)
You can go on to the City Knits blog and read more about this project here and then go on to buy a skein of this yarn if you wish.
I know that not all the patients at Marie Curie hospices are suffering from breast cancer but it does tie in with doing something for the cause and I’m thrilled to be able to participate and make a donation. I have placed an order for the main yarn, the variegated one in the picture above and I intend to make two pairs.
I’m told patients often have swollen feet so 72 stitch socks are appreciated.
The main body of the sock should be knit using the special Marie Curie color way but it is ok to knit contrasting heels/toes and cuffs using coordinating colors in other yarn brands.
Are you also participating in this project or would you be interested in joining?
That’s all for today. Have a wonderful rest of the day.