Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Welcome To Charity Chat!

Good morning Gryffindors! My name is Robyn, although most of you know me as "adevinelife". Or "that crazy hat lady". I answer to either.

I'm excited to be joining the Gryffindor blog this term, sharing a weekly update on charity knitting around the prides, in our common room, and all over the House Cup! There's so many opportunities to give this term, and so many of you folks are already on board!

To kick things off, I wanted to remind you of a few on-going ways you can give back this term and ROAR for Gryffindor!


Squares For Gryffindor Babies! There seems to be something in the water at all times in the Gryffindor Tower, as more and more Lions are having babies! I love that we band together as a team to ensure each of these babes is wrapped in some handmade love - I know that when my son Owen was born, he loved snuggling up in his Gryffindor blanket!

The group is always looking for squares to add to blankets, and will definitely help you find a class to turn it in for points if you need the assistance, so pop on by and lend a hand!

Hats For Ghana Babies! New this term, a group of us Lions (myself included) have been whipping up baby hats as fast as we can find classes and Quidditch prompts to fit them into! This fall, our own Dejapup's niece will be headed to Accra, Ghana for a semester abroad, and is bringing baby hats with her for a maternity clinic!

We still have a few details to flush out, but there's tons of patterns being passed around, help finding places for your hats in classes, Quidditch, OWLs and Brooms, and with a few super passionate folks this group is a fun place to stop and visit!

KAS Memoriam Collection! In memory of fellow Lion dumelaisuzu, who lost her battle with cancer this past winter term, we have banded together to send squares to Knit-A-Square in Sue's honor. She was an avid crafter for the group and her presence has been greatly missed. In honor of her devotion to the babes of South Africa and the amazing KAS organization, we are sending squares to them all year to honor Sue's memory.


We've got tons of great charity ideas cropping up on a regular basis, and bunches of amazing Gryffindors dedicating many of their projects to others -- I can't wait to share some of these stories with you as the term continues. For now, if you're looking for ways to craft for others, these are three good ways to start!

See you next week with some ways you can craft for charity that fit into June class prompts!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you won't mind me adding one. Fellow Gryffindor holycuteness collects baby hats and blanket squares for her Elephant Tears project. There are details on her profile page and in her Elephant Tears group. Another great way to craft for charity and support a fellow house cupper.

    I've always been amazed at the generosity of our Gryffindors and this term especially we seem propelled by our knitting for others, making it the perfect time to begin a charity column on the blog. Thanks for doing this Robin!