January 2014
Our extraordinary knitting group (tagged Orkney to Omaha as that is how far they are spread) are doing some fantastic work. Not only are First World War knitting patterns being followed (both military and domestic), but one specialist (Liz Lovick) is even knitting a cardigan from one of the family photographs. We have wool yarn donations from wool companies, Rowan Wool, Texere, Jamiesons of Shetland, Frangipani aka Guernseywool.co.uk and Blacker – a big thank you to them – but cost of postage alone is pretty massive, and we need yet more yarn. So we have created a crowd-funding campaign with Kickstarter to help with our costs and we hope very much that you will be able to support us. Thank you in advance! We would also like to thank the Knitting and Crochet Guild for their help in sourcing (from their extensive library of vintage patterns) the British WW1 era patterns that we require and are using for the project.