The group is actually called Hats and More for War Torn Syria, a ravelry group founded by Jean (Seattle USA/Canada), Laurie (Jordan/New Jersey USA) and Virginia (Ireland); they are volunteering on behalf of Studio Syria, which is sponsored by “Save the Children”.
The need for hats has become less of a need than that for all other things wooly....socks, sweaters, vests, mittens for all ages, blankets....and softies for the children. When I looked in my sock drawer, I was sick with my excesses. My socks don't even fit in TWO!?! sock baskets any more. And to be honest---I wear the same dozen over and over (and only need the 'dozen' because I'm too darn lazy to wash them until I have a pile.)
I was also sick and saddened with the events of last week.
Tien (autumngeisha) came across this group on ravelry and is sharing her excess socks. I'm happy to join her.
The sock knitting here won't stop....have you seen Squircle? I need to knit those!!! funky heel, leftover sock yarn---can't resist! It's nice to have another reason to knit socks!
The organization gathers purchased items as well as knit and crocheted ones. Perhaps your charity knitting group would like to send something?
Salaam Cultural Museum
3806 Whitman Ave N
Seattle. WA 98103
United Kingdom: (knitted and crocheted items only)
Knit for Peace (Refugee Appeal)
EEP! almost forgot!!! Yarnalong Day....I'm reading Books for Living by Wil Schwalbe (author of the End of your Life Book Club, which I haven't read.)---just started it. Screwtape Letters went with me to El Salvador. Can't beat a good C. S. Lewis!!!