Monday, December 31, 2012

Knitters Can Make A Difference!


After finishing a project, knitters often wonder what to do with the leftovers, or with extra skeins in their stash.
Please consider making a square or two with your odds and ends. Any spare wool you have can be knitted into eight inch squares and then we'll stitch them all together into a blanket. No waste and a child with nothing gets a warm and colourful, cover for their bed! It really will make a difference to the Syrian children living in refugee camps where  temperatures can plunge below freezing and rain can be torrential. Almost 65% of refugees are babies and young children.
photo  by Reuters

I realise the cost of sending items by post especially to Turkey can be costly. Therefore I've decided to launch this 3 square appeal. I am asking everyone especially during the season of goodwill even though it's a very busy time, PLEASE spare a thought for the Children of the Syrian refugees and if you could knit just 3 squares they would fit easily into an envelope and postage shouldn't be too great.
It really will make a difference to a child's life!

Knitting Instructions
FOR ONE 8"/20 cms SQUARE, you will need:
Yarn from a 100 gram (3.5 oz) ball of yarn or scraps of yarn 
 worsted weight , double knit or 8ply
Size 4mm needles  6 (USA)
A yarn sewing needle.
 Cast on 32 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares)
 Row 1: knit
 Row 2: knit. These two rows form the 'garter' stitch knitting pattern for your square but you use any stitch you prefer, beascreative as you like. Continue knitting  until you have knitted a square
 To ensure you square is 8"/20cm either use a tape measure .

 Cast off
 Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method

VERY IMPORTANT 
Leave a one metre length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together.
 but if you're changing colors work in your other tails.  DO NOT TIE AND CUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE KNOT, THAT IS GUARANTEED TO COME UNDONE.  Knot if you want, but leave a tail and work in your ends.



We work with reputable, experienced relief agencies to securely transport and distribute our hand-knit and crocheted blankets for this project we are working with  Humanitarian Relief Foundation. 
You can also find us at:  https://www.facebook.com/LilyLoveInTheLanguageOfYarn


Please Help If You Can!


'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.
'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
                   Türkmen Mahlesi
                    Ünlü sokak No 10 D4
                    Kuşadası
                    Aydin
                    Turkey.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blankets For Syrian Refugees


REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah


As of Dec. 26, the total number of Syrians who have fled toTurkey had reached 148,000, according to a Turkish Foreign Ministry official. But the actual number is likely to be much higher because many Syrians are known to be living outside the camps.
A total of 13 tent cities have been established in Turkey, in addition to a container city in the southeastern province of Kilis that is capable of hosting 12,000 refugees. There are five tent cities in Hatay, two in Şanlıurfa, three in Gaziantep and one each in Kahramanmaraş, Osmaniye and Adıyaman. With temperatures dropping to freezing at night during the winter, these displaced people are particularly vulnerable, because they do not have sufficient clothes and bedding for the cold winter.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah


Help 'Lily' Love In the Language of Yarn Knit Squares to make blankets for these Syrian refugees especially the children. Often just having one thing that the children can claim as their own and keep with them on their (sometimes rather tumultuous) journey helps them a great deal. 

I realise the cost of sending items by post especially to Turkey can be costly. Therefore I am asking everyone PLEASE if you could knit or chrochet just 3 squares they would fit easily into an envelope and postage shouldn't be too great.  

FOR ONE 8"/20 cms SQUARE, you will need:Yarn from a 100 gram (3.5 oz) ball of yarn or scraps of yarn  worsted weight , double knit or 8plySize 4mm needles  10 (USA)A yarn sewing needle. Cast on 32 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares) Row 1: knit Row 2: knit. These two rows form the 'garter' stitch knitting pattern for your square but you use any stitch you prefer, beascreative as you like. Continue knitting  until you have knitted a square To ensure you square is 8"/20cm either use a tape measure .
Cast off Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method.
VERY IMPORTANT Leave a one metre length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together. but if you're changing colors work in your other tails.  DO NOT TIE AND CUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE KNOT, THAT IS GUARANTEED TO COME UNDONE.  Knot if you want, but leave a tail and work in your ends. 

leave 1metre of yarn attahed.








We work with reputable, experienced relief agencies to securely transport and distribute our hand-knit and crocheted blankets. 
You can also find us at:  https://www.facebook.com/LilyLoveInTheLanguageOfYarn

Please Help If You Can!
'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.
'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.
Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
                   Türkmen Mahlesi
                    Ünlü sokak No 10 D4
                    Kuşadası
                    Aydin
                    Turkey.



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

3 Little Squares.

Merry Christmas.

But please if you can spare a little of your time knit a square or three for our 3 Square Appeal.
Hundreds of Syrians crossed into Turkey on Monday, a day after an airstrike reportedly targeted a bakery and killed scores of people in a rebel-held Syrian town, 1,100,  refugees mostly women and children arrived on foot or by cars. Turkey is now hosting more than 145,000 refugees from Syria in 13 refugee camps  and soon to be 3 more.

(photo credit: AP/Khalil Hamra)

I realise the cost of sending items by post especially to Turkey can be costly. Therefore I've decided to launch this 3 square appeal. I am asking everyone especially during the season of goodwill even though it's a very busy time, PLEASE spare a thought for the Children of the Syrian refugees and if you could knit just 3 squares they would fit easily into an envelope and postage shouldn't be too great.

Please if you could just knit or crochet 3 x 8inch squares, pop them in an envelope and send them to the address at the bottom of this page, we will sew them together to make blankets and a child with nothing will get a warm and colourful, cover for their bed!

FOR ONE 8"/20 cms SQUARE, you will need:Yarn from a 100 gram (3.5 oz) ball of yarn or scraps of yarn  worsted weight , double knit or 8plySize 4mm needles  10 (USA)A yarn sewing needle. Cast on 32 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares) Row 1: knit Row 2: knit. These two rows form the 'garter' stitch knitting pattern for your square but you use any stitch you prefer, beascreative as you like. Continue knitting  until you have knitted a square To ensure you square is 8"/20cm either use a tape measure .
Cast off Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method.
VERY IMPORTANT Leave a one metre length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together. but if you're changing colors work in your other tails.  DO NOT TIE AND CUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE KNOT, THAT IS GUARANTEED TO COME UNDONE.  Knot if you want, but leave a tail and work in your ends. 

leave 1metre of yarn attahed.








We work with reputable, experienced relief agencies to securely transport and distribute our hand-knit and crocheted blankets. 
You can also find us at:  https://www.facebook.com/LilyLoveInTheLanguageOfYarn

Please Help If You Can!
'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.
'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.
Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
                   Türkmen Mahlesi
                    Ünlü sokak No 10 D4
                    Kuşadası
                    Aydin
                    Turkey.




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The 3 Square Appeal.



I realise the cost of sending items by post especially to Turkey can be costly. Therefore I've decided to launch this 3 square appeal. I am asking everyone especially during the season of goodwill even though it's a very busy time, PLEASE spare a thought for the Children of the Syrian refugees and if you could knit just 3 squares they would fit easily into an envelope and postage shouldn't be too great.
There are 13 refugee camps in Turkey and soon to be 3 more, the number of Syrian refugees here at the moment stands at 137,000 and almost half that number are children. The temperatures in that region are at the moment around 10 degrees C during the day and down to around 3 deg C night time but this is just the start of the winter and temperatures will soon drop and snow is forecast.

 Please if you could just knit or crochet 3 x 8inch squares, pop them in an envelope and send them to the address at the bottom of this page, we will sew them together to make blankets and a child with nothing will get a warm and colourful, cover for their bed!

We work with reputable, experienced relief agencies to securely transport and distribute our hand-knit and crocheted blankets. 
You can also find us at:  https://www.facebook.com/LilyLoveInTheLanguageOfYarn


Please Help If You Can!
'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.
'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.
Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
                   Türkmen Mahlesi
                    Ünlü sokak No 10 D4
                    Kuşadası
                    Aydin
                    Turkey.



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday- Knit for Syrian Refugees

The violence in Syria is escalating as Assad responds to rebel military gains with airstrikes and artillery bombardment, killing hundreds every day. In Turkey, the authorities have built 13 camps and are planning three more to house the refugees. More than 133,888 Syrians entered Turkey,  11,909 Syrians are staying in Hatay, 14,747 in Gaziantep province, 12,959 in Kilis, 30,665 in Şanlıurfa province, 12,520 in Kahramanmaraş, 7,859 in Osmaniye and 2,339 in Adiyaman. A total of 578 Syrians are staying in various Turkish hospitals and receiving medical treatment, 40,312 dispersed in other regions of Turkey. The nightly temperatures at the moment are around 5 degrees C. let's try and send them a little comfort and the knowledge that someone is thinking of them.

photo by Todays Zaman


Help 'Lily' Love In the Language of Yarn Knit Squares to make blankets for Syrian refugees especially the children.

Please consider making a square or two with your odds and ends. Any spare wool you have can be knitted into eight inch squares and then we'll stitch them all together into a blanket. No waste and a child with nothing gets a warm and colourful, cover for their bed!


Knitting Instructions
FOR ONE 8"/20 cms SQUARE, you will need:
Yarn from a 100 gram (3.5 oz) ball of yarn or scraps of yarn 
 worsted weight , double knit or 8ply
Size 4mm needles  6 (USA)
A yarn sewing needle.
 Cast on 32 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares)
 Row 1: knit
 Row 2: knit. These two rows form the 'garter' stitch knitting pattern for your square but you use any stitch you prefer, beascreative as you like. Continue knitting  until you have knitted a square
 To ensure you square is 8"/20cm either use a tape measure .

 Cast off
 Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method

VERY IMPORTANT 
Leave a one metre length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together.
 but if you're changing colors work in your other tails.  DO NOT TIE AND CUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE KNOT, THAT IS GUARANTEED TO COME UNDONE.  Knot if you want, but leave a tail and work in your ends.



We work with reputable, experienced relief agencies to securely transport and distribute our hand-knit and crocheted blankets for this project we are working with  Humanitarian Relief Foundation. 
You can also find us at:  https://www.facebook.com/LilyLoveInTheLanguageOfYarn


Please Help If You Can!

'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.
'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
                   Türkmen Mahlesi
                    Ünlü sokak No 10 D4
                    Kuşadası
                    Aydin
                    Turkey.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Help Wrap A Child In Love !


Winter is the perfect time for knitting so why not knit for a good cause?
Knit a square and help wrap a child in love.


There are more than 126,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey, all have fled from the violence of Syria's civil war. Many of the refugees are children who have seen violence themselves. 

So let's try and send them a little comfort and the knowledge that someone is thinking of them. 


Please consider making a square or two with your odds and ends. Any spare wool you have can be knitted into eight inch squares and then we'll stitch them all together into a blanket. No waste and a child with nothing gets a warm and colourful, cover for their bed!

Knitting Instructions
FOR ONE 8"/20 cms SQUARE, you will need:
Yarn from a 100 gram (3.5 oz) ball of yarn or scraps of yarn 
 worsted weight , double knit or 8ply
Size 4mm needles  6 (USA)
A yarn sewing needle.
 Cast on 32 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares)
 Row 1: knit
 Row 2: knit. These two rows form the 'garter' stitch knitting pattern for your square but you use any stitch you prefer, beascreative as you like. Continue knitting  until you have knitted a square
 To ensure you square is 8"/20cm either use a tape measure .

 Cast off
 Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method

VERY IMPORTANT 
Leave a one metre length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together.
 but if you're changing colors work in your other tails.  DO NOT TIE AND CUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE KNOT, THAT IS GUARANTEED TO COME UNDONE.  Knot if you want, but leave a tail and work in your ends.




You can also find us at:  https://www.facebook.com/LilyLoveInTheLanguageOfYarn

Please Help If You Can!




'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.
'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
                   Türkmen Mahlesi
                    Ünlü sokak No 10 D4
                    Kuşadası
                    Aydin
                    Turkey.