With only 5 more weeks of knitting to go until this years innocent big knit deadline, we need loads more hats so we can reach our goal of 80,000 hats and giving Age Action Ireland a whopping €20,000 to help keep older people warm this winter. Thanks to everyone who has sent a in little hat so far. We've had some wonderful knitting creations arrive in the post here in Fruit Towers.
To help get everyone from knitting pros, total beginners, and even those who can't knit at all involved, we've come up with a few little ideas so everybody can help out.
First up, for anybody who can't knit, but has a few hats from behatted smoothie bottles they bought during last year's big knit lying around, we've created the innocent big knit hat amnesty which gives old hats a new lease of life.
What about those people who can't wait toget knitting? Well, if your brave enough, you can take the big knit big commknitment and pledge to knit 20 hats and tell 5 friends about the campaign. To help you hit your target we'll send a pack containing wool and knitting needles to the first 250 who take the big commknitment. We'll also add you name to a lovely list of people who took the big commknitment.
Do you love knitting so much that you'd like to host your very own big knit knitting event? If that's you (we love you), we've got just the thing for you. Check out the your big knit app on our facebook page. It's got everything you need (except tea and biscuits) from downloadable knitting event invites, bunting, and patterns for all levels of knitters to help you hold your own big knit knit-in.
The sound of knitting may have even taken over your local radio station, thanks the innocent big knit radio knit off. We teamed with with 8 local radio stations around the country and they pitted themselves against each other to see whose listeners could knit the most little hats. It's been tough competition and you can find who who has been knitting their way to the top of the charts right here.
So, you might have guessed, we love knitting. But going by the amount of support we've been getting this year, thousands of you out there are just as knitting crazy as we are. It's even starting to spread to the local pub, which just proves, all you need is a ball of wool, a pair of needles and some friendly faces to get your knit on.
To find out more about the big knit and who it helps, check out the big knit homepage.
Also, if you'd like to show off your knitting creations before you send them in, post them on our facebook wall for everyone to see get inspirsation from.
And, last but not least, everybody has a chance to stake their claim on the big knit knitting wall of fame in our weekly hat of the week competition. As well as attaining infinite knitting superstardom, each weekly winner wins an innocent smoothies hamper.