In 1992, Wrap with Love began with the idea of Australian knitters helping as many people as possible to cope with the cold by providing warm wraps to ward off hypothermia.
The personal touch of volunteers putting the effort in to make the wraps is a sign of how much they want those less fortunate to feel that someone in the world cared enough to do it.
Since then, over 380,000 wraps have gone to people in over 75 countries, including Australia, all made possible by hardworking volunteers.
Collectively, 28 assembled squares create one whole warm and sheltering wrap. Some people knit them all year round, while others enjoy the camaraderie of a yearly Knit-In. The knitting patterns are here if you want to get cracking.
Kiama Library has been hosting a Knit-In, in partnership with the Knitters Guild NSW Inc, Kiama Group, for a number of years, and they warn that once you get the bug you’ll be back. It is that much fun.
Regardless of your knitting skill, you are invited to come along and support this grassroots charity event.
There is a great feeling of friendship, more than a few cups of tea and you’ll go home with a warm glow.
Squares and donations of yarn can also be dropped off at the Library anytime.
Details: from 10.30-noon on Thursday 13 August.
BYO needles and 8 ply wool or acrylic yarn, or use materials supplied by the Knitters Guild.