You can knit anything from a square blanket for either pets or babies, to hats and scarves and more. The charities on the list range from local to international, so there's something for everyone!
**The latest addition to the list is tiny sweaters for little penguins in Australia. These sweaters help save the life of penguins who have been affected by oil spills. The patterns included have Australian yarn and needle info, so for us Americans, here's what you will need:
Fingering weight wool yarn (not very much--no yardage is listed but these sweaters are very small. I'd guess 50 g would do it). I think that a wool/blend sock yarn would work fine.
US Size 3 needles
DK weight wool
US Size 5 needles
Whether you prefer to knit for people or animals, I hope you will consider dedicating a portion of your knitting time to those in need.
**SOOO.....according to THIS story, our efforts may be better spent knitting closer to home than for penguins in Australia. I think my lesson here is to wait until the initial excitement dies down about something before jumping in with both feet :) The need is legit, but, well, read the article.