As I mentioned in my previous post we’re in the process of getting our next charity campaign together but last Friday I received a letter from Age Action asking for our support for their St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock ‘Made With Love’ Campaign. I was hoping some of you lovely people would take part in this campaign whilst your waiting on ours?
Age Action are encouraging knitting groups, shops and clubs from around the country to knit a shamrock which will then be sold in selected retail outlets in the run up to Monday 17th March.
They’ve set a target of 20,000 shamrocks which will be sold for €2 each. I have written an email to Age Action to try and clarify how much of this €2 the charity will actually receive and I shall be sure to let you all know.
In the meantime the little shamrocks consist of three little hearts sewn together then you knit a little stem.
For some reason the pattern available here doesn’t have the instructions for the I-cord stem at the moment but I imagine it will be fixed soon.
Completed Shamrocks should be posted to Age Action at 30/31 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2. Alternatively, we’ll be collecting them in the shop to post off nearer the time. At present there is no deadline mentioned on the literature from Age Action but I’ve asked in my email too.
I can’t imagine they’ll take that long to knit up and the amount of green yarn needed will be minimal and just 1 will make all the difference.