My local yarn shop owner has a customer who adopted three girls from an orphanage in Ukraine, and the conditions horrified her—not because the staff members aren’t trying their hearts out but because conditions are so hard. Her girls were bald because lice is such a problem, and they were so skinny their ribs were showing. Under her loving care, they are happy and healthy now.
But she is very worried about the orphanage and the kids still there. They have a small supply of coal but no idea if they’ll be able to get more, and this winter is set to be tough all over Europe, especially in Ukraine’s devastation. They’re very worried about keeping those children warm. She has a friend in Poland who will drive over any knitted goods like hats and scarves (which the children are wearing under all their clothes) so our sweet shop owner has put out a call for help.
So I’m knitting away, using all my scrap yarn, what I can get from friends and buying more…and here’s my progress so far. I’ve only been at it a little over a week, but my fingers are busy, and I know I’m not the only one!