UPDATE: Thank you so much to all the knitters who purchased during our fundraiser. We were able to raise $14621.50 USD which we rounded up to $15,000 split between our two charities of choice! Knitters are amazing!
The world is full of uncertainty and we know many of you are in no position to think about knitting right now. While our own families have suffered only minor inconveniences so far, our hearts are heavy for those in vulnerable and less privileged positions who are suffering in real, deep, lasting ways.
The situation feels daunting, but donating to support vulnerable people in our communities is a small thing we can do. Proceeds from all Tin Can Knits patterns and ebooks sold (either from our website or Ravelry) from Friday, April 17 to Friday April 24 (ending at midnight PST) will be donated to two charities local to us: Share Society and Saheliya
To keep my hands moving I have been churning out Beloved bonnets, knit in little leftover balls of yarn, with no particular recipient in mind. If you’re like Alexa and I and find yourself with a little extra time and a lot of extra anxiety and sadness, maybe you are leaning a bit more heavily on your knitting too. Maybe, like us, you’re focusing on small pieces of beauty and simple actions that you know well, outcomes you can trust in, rhythmic and habitual things that might make you feel a little better.
We’ve designed a lot of simple things over the years, and these are the kind of projects we are reaching for now:
April 24, 2020 @ 6:03 am
You guys are super; I just love you bunches. The two charities are very worthy. I’ll be shopping today for sure.
April 22, 2020 @ 2:37 am
I’m totally convinced knitting helps!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
April 21, 2020 @ 5:49 pm
Yes I have been knitting baby hats almost compulsively – small items I can do without straining my brain. Imagining babies wearing them helps me look forward to the future too.