There was a lovely article about knitting this week in City Press, an online South African newspaper. Most notable for charity knitters, and knit-a-square supporters especially, is the section entitled Compassion one square at a time. There are some lovely quotes from our very own Ronda and Lindie!
Author Mariechen Waldner quotes Lindie as saying:
“Its like a drug,” Ngwenya explains, “When you are making a blanket, you think about the child who will receive it and that makes you happy.”
Speaking of the journey that Knit-a-square has been for her Lindie says:
“I have learnt a lot. A needy person is also a child of God. And we have to help each other.”
There can be no doubt that thousands of fiber enthusiasts are indeed helping the children as evidenced by the outpouring of love filling up various rooms in Ronda’s house.
Ronda is quoted in the article as saying:
“We have received 170,000 squares from approximately 40 countries, worldwide,”
A picture is worth a thousand words so enjoy these:
Ronda continued by explaining to the reporter that our blankets “are just the currency to get to the children to tell them exactly how beloved they are. We tell them they are the future, unique and special”.
As we’ve said before a handmade square, even of the simplest pattern, is a Currency of Hope. If you aren’t yet a knit-a-square supporter I urge you to consider sending a few squares* as you have time and resources. Our joint effort transforms squares into a one-of-a-kind piece of art; a perpetual hug for children who dearly need it.
*Postal instructions and address can be found here.