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Knit for Kids!

It’s been 12 years since Brigitte Weeks mentioned making simple sweaters for needy children in Daily Guideposts. In her devotional for today, she wrote:

I was writing full of nostalgia for my childhood in a small English village, where girls were expected to knit and sew at least competently. I never did make the grade sewing; … But I did manage knitting—those wonderful soothing repetitive stitches that somehow turned into … simple sweaters for what were then called “displaced persons.”

This was the seed that has grown into Knit for Kids, which has received and distributed over 400,000 sweaters from knitters and crocheters from all over.

If you would like to help, there are free patterns at Knit for Kids–it’s a great way to use those small balls of yarn we all have in our stash!