My “2013 - Use Up The Stash” campaign charity knitting project for March was inspired by a local woolshop, ‘Twinkles’
They are asking people to knit Dog Coats for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. The sale of the Sirdar pattern raises funds, and I understand the coats will be sold on as well, in support of BDCH.
The pattern uses DK yarn, and has three sizes. It is a simple basket weave texture, with a garter stitch edging, and a turn back collar. I’ve made five so far
The BDCH website says Battersea Dogs & Cats Home was founded in 1860 by Mrs Mary Tealby. Cats began to be accepted in 1883. Many of its staff and animals served in the World Wars. In a world where things are constantly changing the organisation stands for altruism and simplicity, old fashioned values that represent a welcome constant in people's lives.
[and my Liz is a weekend volunteer there!]
Projects for 2013
January – Leprosy Mission
February – Sailors’ Society
March – Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
And remember “Every dog has his day – but a dog with no tail has a weak end”