CHARITIES IN NEED OF HELP
http://www.wrrc.org.au/contactus NSW Women's Refuge Resource Centre. Contact numbers for refuges all over NSW. Donations of new knitted or crocheted items are gratefully accepted and very much needed.
Links to sites with free patterns
AUSSIE KNITTING SITES
http://www.patons.biz The home of Patons yarns -- information and free patterns
http://pandayarns.biz The home of Panda Yarns -- information and free patterns
http://shepherdyarns.biz The home of Shepherd Yarns -- information and free patterns
http://cleckheaton.biz The home of Cleckheaton Yarns -- information and free patterns
http://www.freewebs.com/alexknits This is a new site created by a fellow knitter - check it out
http://www.lincraft.com.au/default.asp?contentID=613#top Lincraft have some great free patterns here
Premmie Patterns can be found at the following sites
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com - not only premmie patterns - lots of other charity based patterns as well.
http://www.fibergypsy.com/patterns/swtrpatt.shtml - 5HourBabySweater - great pattern!!!
http://cuddles-uk.org/ - lots of patterns to choose from.
http://danettesangels.tripod.com/pknitp.html - Links to loads of sites with free Premmie patterns
OTHER GOOD INFORMATIVE SITES
http://www.lionbrand.com - Sign up for their great newsletter and then you can access a huge range of free patterns as well as lots of other things.
http://www.bellaonline.com - This great site is a forum for Women and has all sorts of information including links to knitting and other craft patterns - it is easy to navigate your way through the indexes, you'll be amazed at what you find.
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com - there are patterns for everything here.
http://www.knitting-and.com/ - all sorts of goodies on this site -- on top of my favourites list!
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com - crochet patterns gallore
http://www.jpfun.com/ - Interesting crochet patterns here
CHARITY KNITTING/CROCHET SITES with free patterns.
www.crochethooksyou.com - Lovely easy crochet patterns with video instructions *NEW*
http://www.headhuggers.org - A great source of Chemo Cap Patterns both knit and crochet
http://www.p2designs.com/Links-CharityPatterns.htm - both knit and crochet patterns here.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/index.html Look around this site for other issues and the patterns they contain.
http://www.inknitters.com/ - Look for their Charity Booklet
Crochet Patterns - Loads of patterns here to crochet for charity - this is an Aussie site but the patterns use American stitches and hooks so have your conversion table handy.
OPERATION BOSOM BUDDIES
Links to patterns for Breast Prostheses for Mastectomy Survivors
Knitted on two needles:
Circular knitting versions:
http://stormopzolder.blogspot.com/2006/10/gouden-tiet.html (English language instructions further down the page a bit)
Not Quite Knitting
Aussie Outback Party is a great new Childrens Book illustrated by a friend of knit4charities, Sue aka Penny. If you are looking for a special present for a little one aged between 2 and 5 please have a look at this.
Take your pets on a holiday at the Gold Coast Bali Hai is a great place to holiday with your pets. It's not the Ritz but it is clean and comfortable, 200 metres from the beach, bus outside the door --- handy to everything basically. We spent a week there with our 4 grandchildren and Ralph the dog and loved it! Well worth a look if you want a holiday at the Gold Coast and dont want to leave your pets at home.