Meet the PKC Tribe! Introducing Amy, she works at a hospital and her mum taught her how to knit, Q&A below and if you want to be featured, please get in touch as I love celebrating the people who support the NICUs and help make PKC such a success.
💕Why do you knit for Premmie Knitting Club?
Amy: I was wanting to pick up knitting again last year and had heard about knitting for donation for prem babies at my workplace (North Shore Hospital) so I did some research and found PKC.
💕When did you start knitting?
Amy: I learnt to knit a few years back when I wanted to knit for myself/friends - I only learnt to knit a scarf. I’m a keen crafter so last year I wanted to pick it up again and learnt to knit a few other things including blankets, booties and beanies.
💕Who taught you how to knit?
Amy: My mum! She taught me the basics and always rescue my mistakes haha. Otherwise YouTube is so useful!
💕What’s your favourite thing to knit?
Amy: At the moment I’m knitting a premmie singlet and I’m loving it! Otherwise beanies are my go to for something quick and not too hard.
💕Any tips and tricks for other knitters?
Amy: Practice makes perfect! Start a knitting group with friends/colleagues - it is so much more fun and you can help each other out ☺️
✨THANKS AMY ✨
One of the organisations that PKC partners with is The Well Foundation, they do some amazing work for preemies in Waitemata and Waitakere in New Zealand.
PKC has a Givealittle page and the money donated on that page goes to the Well Foundation. KidSet also donates a portion of profits from the sale of the knitting kits to that page too.
So where does the money donated via Givealittle go and what does it assist with? The answer is that they’re doing a whole lot of good with the funds! The Well Foundation is helping the Waitakere Hospital Special Care Baby Unit build more rooms so families can stay together. This will mean families -particularly mums with premature babies - can stay together in hospital and bond during a very vulnerable time in their lives. The foundation’s aim is to build six new rooms (from 12 to 18) so families can stay close to their baby and create a welcoming family-centred environment: designed around mums and bubs to support rest and recovery and family bonding.
I’m really proud that PKC is playing a small part in this and I hope you are too. If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with me. The Givealittle page remains open if you feel like making a donation.
It’s time to get those knitting needles out, the Premmie Knitting Club 2019 appeal is now live!
Last year, the PKC tribe knitted thousands of wee knits for the NICU and this year we’re hoping to do the same.
You’ll notice a few changes this year, the main one being that we’re encouraging you to choose where you send your knitting to.
The 2019 PKC Appeal
Knit for the NICU using your own stuff or buy a KidSet kit
Take photos and send them to PKC to share!
Donate direct to PKC or your closet NICU
I’m looking forward to seeing all your photos, hearing from everyone and donating lots of amazing and helpful knits to the wee bubs in the NICU.
In May 2018, the Premmie Knitting Club appeared on Newshub explaining why the Well Foundation needs knits for the wee preemies in the NICU.
It was fantastic to be part of such a cool story and the response has been incredible. So many awesome people have reached out offering their support, from knitting to donating wool and much more. THANK YOU!
If you aren’t interested in learning to knit but want to support, you can donate via Givealittle. We donate the money from Givealittle to the Well Foundation who are helping the Waitakere Hospital Special Care Baby Unit build more rooms so families can stay together.
This will mean families -particularly mums with premature babies - can stay together in hospital and bond during a very vulnerable time in their lives. The foundation’s aim is to build six new rooms (from 12 to 18) so families can stay close to their baby and create a welcoming family-centred environment: designed around mums and bubs to support rest and recovery, and family bonding.