Monthly Archives: August 2011

One week to go for schools competition registrations!

With such an amazing prize pool up for grabs and such a great cause behind the knitting (we are not biased 🙂 ) there have been heaps of entries for our Born to Knit schools competition. If your school has been knitting away but are not registered yet – it is not too late! Registrations are open for one more week.

All you have to do is pop over to our online registration form, fill it out, and keep knitting until the end of August. Your blankets for the competition must be at our office in Melbourne by Friday 2nd September.

You can find all the details about the competition over here.

All you other lovely knitters, the end date for the general Born to Knit campaign is the 30th September. As much as we would all love to keep on knitting for months to come, we need to send the blankets across to India, Cambodia and Laos where they will be distributed to children and families in our health programs. So there is good reason to have an end date. All the love that has gone into the knitted blankets needs to reach its destination. Find out more about where your blanket is going to go over here.

So five more weeks of Born to Knit!


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A fun filled vollie afternoon.

Last Friday we were luckily enough to have the company of 15 chirpy volunteers from Ernst & Young to help sew squares together into blankets. The room was filled with lots of laughter, chatting and of course the most important thing, sewing, sewing and more sewing.

With the lovely contributions from people sending squares in, the volunteers were able to work together to turn our piles of squares into beautiful blankets!

Lots of concentration and focus...

And yes... contrary to public opinion men having fantastic sewing skills!


It is exciting to see the blankets take shape – only 13,827 to go!

We would love to hear our volunteer room fill up with laughter again, so please let us know if you can lend a hand or two so we can make a difference. Thanks for your support and help Ernst & Young, we think you are fantastic!


To find out more about volunteering with Born to Knit email: or call Cath on 03 8417 1400 . Thanks 🙂


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So much knitting and so much love.

If we cast our minds back to a lovely winter day in June, you may recall the success that was World Wide Knit in Public Day. People in both Melbourne and Sydney joined our Born to Knit events. For those who didn’t quite finish their square on the day, they took it home, to continue to knit, knit, knit away.

We have had quite a few swing tags come in with the lovely parcels of knitted squares and blankets that were started on the day and are now complete – woohoo!

Some of the thoughts and comments are oh so sweet that we wanted to share them with you.


I wanted to knit this square because:

“I want to be part of something bigger and help the children” – Petra

“I am able and children are important” – Lexie

“I enjoy knitting and I like to be useful – nice purpose” – Inge

“Keeping children warm and cared for” – Kath

“I hope it gives warmth to someone and it was knitted with love” – Judy

“I was born to knit and I love to give” – Lois

“There are many who can benefit from my time and talent” – Sarah

“All children deserve to feel warmth and comfort” – Linda

“I wanted to make a difference” – Kathy

“I wanted to contribute in some small way in helping other families” – Linda

“I thought it would help keep you warm and it was made with lots of love” – Jenny

“I love to knit and wanted to meet other knitters and to help someone to be warm” – Chris

“Families make societies – you change your world” – Jacqueline

“To make the world a warmer place” – Ed

“To give warmth and comfort to less fortunate. Share the love” – Susanne


So much knitting and so much love. Thanks for being part of Born to Knit.


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