Our KNITKNOTS meet every Friday in a companionable environment - knitting, crocheting and enjoying a 'cuppa tea' together. We are based in Johannesburg, South Africa and our purpose is fellowship, companionship and Christian outreach. We teach each other, support one another and churn out beautiful handmade items. These items are collected and fed into various charities under the direction of our church - "The New Harvest Christian Fellowship". Please contact us if you want to join or ask a question :)

Friday, August 12, 2016

UPDATE: Week ending 12 August 2016

Greetings from the KnitKnots

If you have just stumbled on our blog, please know that our purpose here is not to self appraise our work, but rather to keep a record of our activities ... in the hope of encouraging others out there to attempt a project or two. We are a God-driven group of ladies and try to take the following scripture to heart:

If you feel led accordingly, we would appreciate your prayers that our projects and interactions are always God-inspired and that they reach those in most need. Our hope is to give credit to our Lord.  You see, the KnitKnots group belongs to God! And we never want to lose focus of this.

In the past week, we've been handed some absolutely beautiful hand-knitted and crocheted items.  Our storage areas have been filling up and we have felt increasingly pressed to make some distribution decisions about the charities where they need to go to. After all, we have recently experienced a cold snap with some freezing temperatures and there has been urgency in distributing the contributed items. What better way than to set up a tea for our 'decision panel' - Susan, Felicity, Ellalene and myself. It was set: Tea! Sunday afternoon! What a lovely afternoon it turned out to be.

After laying out all the items, we prayerfully asked God to guide our decisions.  This was the result:

*10x Knee blankets allocated to 'Hook, Yarn and Needles group' for their Christmas Candlelight project.
*All Baby goodies to the Hotel Hope Ministries
*9x Beautiful baby packs (given to us by Julie Candaras) for Baragwanath Hospital Maternity section

Here are some more specific pictures:
 Above: My knee blanket
 Above: Blanket made by Felicity Williams
 Above: Various baby items contributed by various people
 Above: Premmie baby blankets made by Ann Pau
 Above: Single-bed blanket made for the cancer drive
 Above:Beanies from Ellalene Brown
 Above: Stunning knitted blanket made by Gudrun Gebhart
 Above: Baby bootees made by Valarie Lewis
 Above: Knee blanket made by Ruth Barnes
 Above: The beautiful baby packs contributed by Julie Candaras.

 Above: We receive squares (20cm x 20cm) which will go towards making blankets
Above: Beautiful baby set made by Ann Pau

We've also introduced a small 'register' to record all the items too.  With the ever-increasing volume of contributions coming in, it sometimes gets a bit tricky not to loose sight of who made them and where they are going. Hopefully this little register will allow us to remain transparent and keep track of the precious gifts from our contributors.

Dear Reader, should you feel a need to contribute in any way to our activities, please feel free to leave a comment or to contact our church office.  We are ALWAYS desperately in need of the treasured commodity - 
(Thank you, in advance, for your generosity :) ) 

That's all for the moment....I'm off to this week's Friday afternoon session of our wonderful....

May God bless you as you seek to serve Him.
Sending lots of love to you all
Yours, in Christ,