The Fish & Chip Babies Of Africa
Over the summer months members of the Skipton Dalesway WI have been knitting jumpers and beanie hats for the fish & chip babies of Africa.
These are really poor babies, many of whom are born with AIDS and that is about all these babies come into the world with. They are so poor that they are sent home wrapped in newspaper which is why they are called fish & chip babies.
The jumpers themselves are very easy to knit, are knitted in one complete piece, so can be knitted very quickly. The nights are cold in Africa and these babies have no clothes.
The only real stipulation for the knitted garments is that they are knitted in bright dark colours rather than the pastel shades we might normally use for babies, (bright stripes look good and use up odd bits of wool).
The reason why bright dark colours are to be used is because these little garments may never be washed - water is a precious and sometimes scarce resource in Africa.
These garments are now on their way to Africa via a distribution centre.
The Fish & Chip Babies Of Africa, 18th September 2017, 12:03 PM