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A Huge Thank You To Our Knitting Community

A Huge Thank You To Our Knitting Community

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A few months ago my son's girlfriend Abbey, who is a nurse at the Royal Children's Hospital asked me to knit a few beanies for the premature babies, which I did and enjoyed.  I said to Abbey, "why don't I write an article and maybe some other knitters might enjoy creating some beanies for the babies?"

From this article, which has received over 180,000 readers, we have been blown away by the number of knitters who have become a part of the Cazinc community.  As you can see by the photos and video on this article, we received thousands of beanies, which we have managed to help with the RCH, who have too many beanies now, so we have also been able to research other hospitals to send the beanies.

Your generosity has now extended to knitting for children of Nepal, where lovely Sarah is travelling for six months and urgently needs knitted items you can send to Sarah in Tasmania, which you can read about and find all the details here.  We have a massive box of beanies we will be sending to Sarah.  If you wish to keep knitting beanies or other items, Sarah needs items for children 1 plus years of age, which is in the link above.

We also have found gorgeous Hayden's Helping Hands, a charity run by two school children who help with the homeless who also need knitted items and food.  You can read the article here.

I was going to write a Facebook post, but after collating all the beanies today, I wanted to share an article.  The past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for me, and I feel like I have been on a beautiful journey with the most beautiful people.  I have never known such generosity and felt so blessed to read all your messages of support and your sharing stories with me.  Knitters are the most beautiful people.  

Listed below are the names we have collated of knitters who sent in items.  We hope we have everyone and apologise if we have left anyone out.  

A "best and less" bag full of beanies (no name) dropped off

People who didn't write their names from:

 A huge box of knitted items was sent from Kogo.

A huge box of knitted items was sent from Kogo.

Lavington
Hadfield
Glen Iris
Glenarchy, Tasmania

Kogo - thank you for this huge box of goodies.

 

 We received these gorgeous hats with messages to welcome the babies into the world from Cat.

We received these gorgeous hats with messages to welcome the babies into the world from Cat.

W. Boyes from Invaloch
Margaret MacDonald
Robyn Rogers
C. Bourke
Mary Coulthead
Carolyn Siede
Lorraine Stockholm
Nicole Keegan
Tina Sierke
D. Trayier
Christine Fraser
Fiona Buchanon
Kym Smith
Victoria Sands
Lorraine Wilson
Nicole Keegan
Jacinta Swan
June Block
Jennifer Savedra
Margaret Kosbad
Teresa from Deer Park
LF Stockman
Kerry Broadway
M. Stewart from Hazelbrook, NSW
Lisa Dittman
Shirley Candler
Edna Columbine
Maz Spencer
Marg Schoponski
Anne Semken

 Another gorgeous message from a beautiful knitter and crocheter.

Another gorgeous message from a beautiful knitter and crocheter.

Brenda Galsworthy
Isy Emini
Joanne Cornthwaite
Christine Shuttleworth
Catherine O’Sullivan
Gloria Lawrence
Nanny Glenis Tatti
Carolyn Kotvric
Jill Forshaw
Vivien Causon
Robynne White
June Henwood
Laraine Howse
Barb From Sunbury
Faye Spooner
Margaret Rolfe
V. Thornton
Lisa Compagne
Mim Skinner
Jo Green
S. Shirley from Murray Bridge
K. Ryan from Ringwood
Dianne Sauverain
Mrs Beaton from Benella
Wendy Marrett from UK
Bea Smith
Helen Watson

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Elisabeth Hodgson
T. Quinn - Tasmania
Brenda Hampton
Angela McLean
J. Warren from Barrack Hieghts
J. Green
Norma Huggins
Maggie Spinks from Tasmania
J. Murdoch
Pam Scherger
Marcia Mattusher
J. Ashlel
D. Trayler
M. Chapman
C. Foster
Carolina Cubitlos
Liz Poulton
Faye Wilson
Kim Muhle
Glenys Lobley
Jenny Looker
Helen
C. Potter
Tracey Turrell
Angela Hempensall

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Linda Bennett
B. Sinclair
N. Spargo
Babs Doogan
V. Greensmith
Lyn Hewat
Erica Gray-Browne
M. Taylor
Sharon McGuinness
Heather Minton
Pat Campbell
J. Lawford
Joan Bradd
Tamara Weisbach
Maureen Green
Norma Aitken
Tammie Cunningham
Tamielle Nichol
Liz Pace

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Josie Andolfatto
P.M Hogben
Kerrie Main
Kaye Quayle
Cat Radley
Linda Lalor
Catherine Womack
Wendy Hodgson
B. Parkinson
Marina Reader
C. Cantrell
Brenda Malcom
Janelle Buchanan
S. Wilson
Jennie Ryan
J. Sohl
C. King
Kate Steel

 Thank you Barb, our team and all knitters are proud of our achievements.  What a beautiful community we have.

Thank you Barb, our team and all knitters are proud of our achievements.  What a beautiful community we have.

Michelle Zammit
Kylie Corbett
Lisa Jones
Cheryl from Yeronga
Jackie Hosking
Marg Alpen
Peter
D. Gibson
Haye Hannant
Svetlana Payne
S. Dempsey
Heather Waters
Dawn Payne
Kerry Broadway
Shirley Thursby

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Olive Morland
Wendy Wade
Dilsie Evans
R. Cachard
Lorna McGregor
Marie Robinson
Glenda Murray
Peta Beelan
Jenni Mayler
Helen Storr
Noel Bedford
Maria Racho
Judy Hyland
Sandra Hyde

 Thank you Shirley.

Thank you Shirley.


Maria Carland
Julie Walker
Linda Manukau
Rae Waters from VIEW Club Sunbury
Lynda Faulkner
Ann Smith from Strathmore VIEW Club
Maree Sura from SMRVC

 

 

We hope we have everyone.  Thank you all so much again.  Let's keep helping by clicking away.  Enjoy knitting with your friends, sharing patterns and ideas.  I love knitting and at the moment enjoying knitting up a scarf to keep someone on the streets warm over winter.

Please share this article to everyone to ensure that everyone who knitted can see the article.  And please keep reading and supporting our blog by liking and sharing our articles on Facebook.

Love to all,

Carolyn and my gorgeous helpers Abbey, Chelsea and Emma.

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Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist.  Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.

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