Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Just 3 Little Squares!


Syria has suffered its deadliest month so far in the two-year conflict, with more than 6,000 people killed in March, a third of them civilians. Almost 300 children died, taking the number of children killed in the conflict to around 4,390.As Syria's civil war continues unabated, thousands of children have fled across the border, terrified and desperate for safe refuge from the spiraling violence. Humanitarian needs are at critical levels inside Syria, with more than 4 million people in urgent need of relief. We at 'Lily' Love In the Language of Yarn are trying to reach these children and bring them a little comfort and wramth. 

 

You can help us with just three 8inch squares. Any spare wool you have can be knitted, crocheted or woven 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!

 Your lovingly made square will send a message of concern and hope to these refugees. Your participation is important.!
I realise the cost of sending items by post especially to Turkey can be costly which is why we launched this 3 square appeal. PLEASE spare a thought for the Children of the Syrian refugees and if you could knit or chrochet just 3 squares they would fit easily into an envelope and postage shouldn't be too great, or if you prefer to donate a small amount (3tl which is equivelent to 1pound sterling or 1.70 us dollar) then we'll buy the yarn and knit 3 squares for you.

It really will make a difference to a child's life!

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




Help us make a difference today!


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 40 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.


2 comments:

  1. Cool colors and textures in that first shot especially. Enjoy looking at the knitting.

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  2. Thanks. The first shot are squares woven on a loom by a lovely gentleman in USA.

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