This isn’t anything to do with books, but I heard about this on the ABC last night, and I think it is a wonderful idea. There are thousands of aids orphans in South Africa, and a charity has been set up to give these children blankets. The idea is that people can knit or crochet a 20cm square and send them to the organisation, which then arranges to have them sewn together into blankets. The website gives details of what is required, and also has a knitting pattern for a simple jumper and a hat, which can also be useful. I think it is a easy, practical and inspiring idea. I love knitting, but don’t always have a project, and this idea is portable and easy. The site is http://www.knit-a-square.com So pass it on to all your crafty friends, and help those children.