Most of the Knitty Gritty Kids are 'Special Needs' children, rescued from the scrap heap of Life. I did not let them down as other soul-, so-called 'parents' had. Deserted and discarded like so much rubbish, each one begged for rescue. Some wore their saddest, most tearful expressions, and I know I didn’t imagine that whispered "P-l-e-a-s-e save me." Unloved – after the hundreds of loving stitches that created them. Unwanted and denied basic human and toy rights – after some dedicated knitter breathed life and souls into these wee beings. At times, it’s a concrete jungle out there. Here are just a few of the genuine stories of born-again small folk, and their triumph against all odds, stories about the True Grit of the Knitty Gritty Kids.