Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Knitting Socks for Cancer Patients

Astute and caring blogger, Kuka, has alerted us to the fact that the people from Can Assist, the cancer assistance network, are looking for handknitted socks.

You can find information about the hospital, Jean Colvin Hospital, here.

The way it works is that patients come from rural NSW and stay on average 6 weeks whilst they undergo cancer treatment.

To make patients’ stays as comfortable as possible the guys at Can Assist are creating a welcome pack for them when they arrive, and wanted to include handknit socks in these packs.

The organiser of this project explained to Kuka that they were looking for about 150 pairs but so far had only received two!!!

Now as we're all beavering away on producing vast quantities of socks, I reckon there'd be a good chance we all have pairs we're happy to donate. I know I've made pairs that don't fit me quite as I hoped and that might go very well on the feet of people less fortunate than myself.

If you're interested in contributing, leave a comment and we might just have a contest for most socks knit for Can Assist!

Bells and RoseRed

12 comments:

Diantee said...

Great idea. Might get some socks finished.

Jan said...

Thanks for the info. Sister is breast cancer survivor of some ten years but it came back last year. Now under control again apparently. I do what I can to support breast cancer funding etc but will do something her if possible.

Kuka said...

Thanks for the shout out guys - great post =)

Vanessa said...

I'm in for at least one pair, possibly more - I don't have any completed ones yet but I can use some of the sock yarn that looks different in person to how it looked on screen when I ordered it :)

Michelle said...

Yep, count me in!

Shadowlee said...

I'll happily donate the Jaywalkers I made that didn't fit.

Theresa Tyree said...

Hi Lala! I love your beautiful creations! Thanks for visiting my blog. I haven't knitted in so many years. Now I'm inpsired to dig out my knitting needles, but first, i need a refresher course! Ha ha! I love your generous sprit, knitting for cancer. WTG!

kgirl said...

count me in, too. Just let me know how to get them there

Crafty Carolyn said...

I have at least one pair that is a little too wide for my feet, I can send those.

Kathryn said...

What a fabulous cause. I wish I could knit. I crochet a bit but only very basic blankets, scarves. I must learn a bit more so that I can get involved in stuff like this.
Well done!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Ann said...

I will knit a couple of pairs from my stash. What size should I knit?

Katie said...

I'd love to help out. I too would like to know what general sizes are needed.