On Saturday we held our first ‘targeted working bee’ focusing on Goodie Dolls! These cuties are made by crocheting a ‘blankie’ around a small donated soft toy, to create a comfort doll for young children. These lovies make a huge difference to children who may be suffering trauma, need a distraction when receiving medical treatment or something soft to cuddle in their time of need.
A huge thank you to Christa who offered to hold the event at her house and for providing such a lovely afternoon tea! Also, thank you to everyone who made the time to come along and learn the simple pattern. I can’t wait to see all the completed Goodeze!
If anyone who wasn’t able to attend would like to give one a try, contact me and I’ll happily supply toys and wool and a simple pattern for you to give one a go!
26 June – Evening Goodeze! 😁 After checking with the volunteers at the Donation Station regarding what Goodeze are required, I’ve been asked to put a call out for blankets in colours suitable for men for the time being. Footy colours are always a huge hit in these cases. ⚽🏈
If you would rather tackle a smaller project, it appears that stocks of scarves are running low. Cowls or ‘snoods’ are always a good option as they tend not to get caught up in tubes etc, though regular scarves are fine too.
Thanks to all the Goodeze who have contributed so far! You make a world of difference to people in their time of need!💝
23 June – A huge thanks to all who made it to our GoG working 🐝 today! We started many Goodee Dolls and had lots of fun in the process! Next time I need to think about taking more photos!! Do we have a volunteer photographer amongst us? 😉
18 June – It’s said that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’… well in the absence of finances to be able to afford tags for our ‘Goodies’, I became inventive on the weekend and popped in to Lincraft for ribbon, and then K-mart for t-shirt transfers and ‘voila’! New GoG tags! 😁 One design for our ‘Blankeze’ and the other for our ‘Beaneze’! Thanks to Mari Tachizawa and Nicola Semmler the design and artwork! ❤️
17 June – This weekend’s donations! 👏 I’m so amazed at the generosity of our community!😍 Some beautiful beanies all completed by one donor (anon), and several scarves for head trauma patients! Thanks to Pat and the wonderful ladies at Mission Stitchin’ for Stitchin’ those up for us! And a lovely little quilt by our fabulous Vicki!
16 June – Welcome to all our new members! 😀 It’s exciting to see our numbers grow and to know that GoG is providing an avenue for so many people to become involved in a project that makes a difference to peoples lives, the ‘receivers’ and the ‘givers’ too! 😄
Next Saturday from 2pm we will be holding a Working Bee and the theme for the afternoon will be ‘Goodee Dolls’. These dolls make a huge difference to children who may be suffering trauma, need a distraction when receiving medical treatment or give comfort when they need something to cuddle. We have lots of lovely soft baby wool to courtessy of Dee, Pat and Judy’s hand Knits! Thanks so much for your donations! 💖 Let me know if you can make it so we can arrange an appropriate venue.
Saturday 9th June is World Wide Knit in Public Day!
WWKIPDAY is unique in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.
The event is growing in size each year with many groups assembling throughout Canberra and the surrounding regions. This year ‘Good Omen Goodeze’ (GoG) is taking part in this event from 2 – 5pm on Saturday 9th June at the Centre Court, level 1 outside Myer, Westfield Belconnen Mall.
This will be a day for us to enjoy sitting and knitting together and our members will be creating squares for a blanket which will be donated to the Canberra Hospital. GoG will also be providing donated wool and needles so that interested members of the public can come along and give knitting a try. We will also have French knitting spools and pom pom makers made from recycled cardboard for children to come down, learn and new skill and join in the fun!
Join us and be part of a very colourful, passionate and local charity group and be part of a global movement.
For more information regarding this event, please visit our information page on WWKIP Day.