KNIT to help Ukrainian’s

Peace and Help for Ukraine

Please will you join us in helping Ukrainian’s and evacuees?

We’re facilitating the knitting of Ukrainian flag blankets for Ukraine.

We are being a donation & collection point for wool, knitting needles and finished blankets. Donate/collect 24 hours a day to/from our little shop shed that is open 24 hours a day at Home Farm, Lower Wringworthy, Morval, Looe PL13 1PR (posting wool is fine too)

Just simply knit plain 6-inch squares (they must end up 6 x 6 in order for them to be sewn together) in either yellow or blue wool and sew them together to make the Ukrainian flag blanket for those who are cold and now have nothing. Even if you just knit a single square it will be welcomed. If you prefer to just sew them together – let me know and I’ll create a list of volunteer knitters/sewers and get the squares to you.

If you’d like to volunteer to sew squares together – please pop your name and contact number in our honesty box or email homefarmcornwall@gmail.com

We urgently need donations now of:

both yellow & blue wool (colours of Ukraine Flag) – ideally double knit (DK)

knitting needles – roughly size 8 (4mm)

clean dustbins (with lids) to store the wool and squares

Thankyou knitters!

If you have a completed blanket, (rather than paying for postage twice), please do post direct to:

Operation Orphan, 143 Attenborough Lane, Attenborough, Nottingham, NG9 6AA

From their team: “Please make sure you include a note telling us who you are so that we can say thank you. We are happy to send a letter in the post, but if you have an email address, even better! Please don’t panic if you don’t hear from us straight away it can take a couple of months to go through the parcels. But please know that we are very grateful for everything you send us.”

Spiced Pumpkin Soup


  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup peeled and cubed sweet potato
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 14-oz cans of nonfat and low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable stock
  • 1 15-oz can of pumpkin
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice


  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion for 3-4 minutes then add flour, curry, cumin and nutmeg and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Add sweet potato, salt, chicken broth and pumpkin and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered for about 20-25 minutes or until sweet potatoes are cooked through and softened. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes to cool.
  3. Place half of the pumpkin mixture in a blender and process until smooth. Using a strainer, pour soup back into pan. Repeat with rest of soup.
  4. Raise heat to medium then stir in milk and cook for 5 minutes or until soup is heated through.
  5. Remove from heat and add lime juice.

This article uses material from the Wikibooks article “Cookbook:Spiced Pumpkin Soup“, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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