Did you know that this is our 12th box? I cannot believe that HIY has been operational for 12 months now!
This is quite a special box as the profits from the boxes sent this month will be donated to a charity very close to my heart. I will let you know the exact amount when I have finished totalling it all up, but it will all go to SANDs, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support. As you know, the reason behind HIY was my little boy who passed away at just a day old. I was supported, and still am, by SANDs, with local support meetings and with a lovely lady who came to visit me often at home during those very dark first few months. Without their support I wouldn’t be here now and you wouldn’t be receiving your lovely boxes. I also ordered extra yarn which will be used to make up items for the Manchester St Marys NICU where my little Theo was looked after.
The January boxes contain 3 balls of King Cole Bin Ends (Don’t be put off by the name of these). These balls of yarn are made with charity knitting and crochet in mind. They are acrylic which means the garments made with them are all machine washable and can even go in the tumble drier on a low setting. I chose lemon for this box. I thought it would be nice and bright and would add a little sunshine into the dark days we are having right now.
There is also matching ‘smartie’ buttons and little Knitted or Crocheted With Love tags that can be sewn in too.
The little treat this month is a wooden spinning yarn and thread holder. I have had one for a number of years and love using it. I did have to take them apart to get them in the boxes, but the top part just slides over the base, pop you ball of yarn on (they hold a 100g ball of yarn beautifully) and away you go! I love it as it stops the yarn from bobbing about and potentially rolling around on the floor.
As normal, I have tried to make sure that everything in the box could be re used. Many subscribers like gifting the items made and use the tissue paper and ribbon to carefully wrap the garment and place it in the box!
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