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.
20 May – Last Friday we had our first GoG Working Bee! Ten of us got together and enjoyed a few nibbles while we shared skills, patterns, ideas and a few laughs! Oh and yes, lots of crocheting was also done as we wiled the afternoon away! Thanks to all who came along and to those who even managed to bring a plate to share! Also a big thank you to Mama Christa (Hahaha!) who helped me set up the nibbles. It was a lovely afternoon and I look forward to the next one!
16 May – Another good news story! Last week we visited St Francis Xavier College to meet some of the amazing ‘Woolverines’ who have joined our little project. We were very grateful to receive 10 beautiful blankets from the College community and can’t wait to see what beauties the students are busy producing at the moment! Thank you to Sue for setting up and overseeing the project and the other staff and family members who have been so generous with their time and donations! 💝
8 May – A huge thank you to Pat and the amazing ladies at Mission Stitchin’ for the wonderful job they have done on the hospital gowns and bandannas for the Canberra Hospital! They are just so beautifully made! Thank you also to my lovely Mum ☺️ for donating most of the material! They feedback we’ve received to date has been extremely positive! ❤️
1 May – Last weekend we held our 3rd ever GoG gathering! Over 12 of our wonderful Goodeze came together, shared projects, ideas and lots of good food! Thank you to everyone who made the time to come along and for the amazing number of blankeze and other goodeze that you’ve all put so much time, effort, creativity and love into making! The feedback from the hospital community has been overwhelmingly positive and very heartwarming. 💝💝 Thank you again and I can’t wait till our next gathering! 😁💝