Friday, February 20, 2009

by hook or by crook

okay folks, listen up
my friend Shaz leads a group of junior Girl Guides in Corowa, New South Wales.
This in and off itself is not remarkable.
Like all such groups they operate on a limited budget and, of course, at the moment any fundraising efforts are focused on bushfire relief. In fact, this bunch of 7 -10 year-olds spent last Saturday pushing shopping trolleys in the local Safeway carpark to raise over $400 for just that cause.

good kids

who want to learn to crochet so that they can make blankets for the R.S.P.C.A. animal shelter [ bless 'em ]
and this is where I'm hoping some of you will come in

they do have some yarn, and volunteer teachers, but what is seriously lacking is 3.5 and 4mm or even 4.5mm hooks. A small country town 50 km from the nearest craft store isn't likely to have 'em and in any case Shaz would prefer not to spend the money when it can be used in other, more pressing ways.

if you have a bunch of your mum's or nanna's [ or even your own ] hooks that are a suitable size for using with 8 and 12 ply yarn [DK and worsted ]
you can contact Shaz on
shadowsquiltingAThotmailDOTcom for the address


Lynne said...

Yay Shaz and girls! Hope you get lots of support. I have only two crochet hooks [one in a suitable size]so unfortunately, I can't help in a physical way. But I'm cheering for you!

Thanks Susan for putting it out there.

Alice said...

I don't have any myself, Susan, but I'll check out the local Charity Shops.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I just wrote to Shaz...I have a few that I can send. Does anyone know if there is anything I need to watch out for with Australian Customs? If I mark the customs form as "gift", Shaz won't be hit with any fees will she?

catsmum said...

thanks for that and yes just mark it gift

TinkingBell said...

Hope they get lots of support. I only own one hook and its the one I use for dropped stitches - otherwise I'd send it

I too will check out op shops - I know one local one has a million plastic knitting needls, but I really haven't seen mcu in the way of hooks....