Knit socks for Ukrainian soldiers, Latvian Post invites

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In order to keep Ukrainian soldiers warm, the Latvian postal service (LP) resumes a campaign 'Knitting for Ukrainian Support'. This autumn, everyone with the skill is invited to knit large-size woolen socks for soldiers, Latvian Television reported on September 21.

The knitted socks can be handed over to any post office worker or at any post office within a period of three months, indicating that the consignment is “Adījumi” (Knitting). The postal services are free. All donated socks will be delivered to Riga and from there to Ukraine.

Latvian Television spoke to Baiba Zakevica, who says she knits everywhere: on the train, at the park on the bench, at home in front of the TV. She said: "When looking for Ukrainian patterns, this was the one that seemed suitable for knitting in socks. [..] But we have to ask the Ukrainians themselves what it means to them. Because the sea of patterns is great and not everything can be knitted into socks!"

The knitting enthusiast is actively following the warfare in Ukraine, and already donated her knitwork in the spring.

Baiba has spoken to other knitters, and they will all donate yarn and needles so that Ukrainians who are living in Latvia can also participate. “I have yarn, others have yarn. If we can't do it ourselves, I know that there is someone else who can. These Ukrainian women are ready to knit to send warmth home,” said Baiba.

The preferred sock sizes are 37 to 45. The socks can be sent free of charge to Rīga via the postal service.

“Everybody who can knit or crochet, let's go and do it. Pack in a box, in a bag, anything. You can give them to the post delivery person, label it Adījumi or Ziemeļu iela, and you can give it anywhere. We will understand,” said Mail Board Chairman Māris Vilcāns, adding: “If we can help in any way, let's use our network and infrastructure, that's the smallest thing we can do. Honor those struggling.”

All the socks will be handed over to the Society 'Your Friends', which packs and transports consignments to Ukraine.


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