Skint – having little or no money available.

This Sunday (that’s 15th March) at 1200 UK time Operation : Social Justice Warrior (OSJW) launches. Devised and co-ordinated by Gamer Crafting, this brilliant initiative will bring together more than 180 dyers, designers and makers to raise money for a wide range of charities.

As I’ve been getting ready for this and watching the excitement build on social media  I’ve been very conscious that there’s a whole section of people who follow the businesses involved who know they don’t have the resources to make a purchase. That doesn’t feel great.

Obviously the COVID-19 virus is causing financial worries and issues – but for a lot of people it’s a sad fact that these issues and worries aren’t new. For many it’s something that’s been a feature of their lives for years. A couple of minutes spent on the Trussell Trust website highlights how many people are relying on foodbanks, and that demand isn’t going away any time soon.

I’ve spoken to the awesome LJ of Rusty Ferret Yarn and we’ve hatched a plan. We’d each like to give away  a couple of skeins of the yarns that we’re dyeing for OSJW – so we’ll each send a skein to two people. We’re both happy to post worldwide.

This offer is open to anyone who would like a skein of one of the yarns but who can’t afford to buy one. If you tell us that’s you that’s all we need. We don’t want any details or an explanation. We’ll both pick names at random from everyone who applies.

The Knitting Goddess  will be giving away skeins of Moonbroch (a kid mohair and silk yarn) or Britsock.

Rusty Ferret Yarn will be giving away yarn dyed on her Doll base .

The charities we’re supporting (Stonewall for us and Women’s Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre for  Rusty Ferret Yarn) won’t lose out – we’ll cover the donation for the skeins we’re giving away.

How do I apply?

Email us.

All we need is an email saying you’d like to apply for a free skein of OSJW yarn. Email keeps everything in one place and that keeps life simpler for us. We’ll be promoting this all across social media. If you’re seeing this on IG there’s an email link in the bio.

If you’d like yarn from Rusty Ferret Yarn then please get in touch here.

Remember to tell LJ which colour you would like

If you’d like yarn from The Knitting Goddess then please get in touch here

Remember to tell us if you’d like the Moonbroch or Britsock base.

Is there a deadline?


The yarns that we’re dyeing will be available on the 15th and we’d like to get these yarns posted during the week. We’ll close applications at 1800 on the 16th and will let the winners know later that day.

Any other questions?

Contact us and we’ll help.

Contact Rusty Ferret Yarn

Contact The Knitting Goddess