Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spring is coming-I promise

This Spring I will be involved in a new project. Common Threads. This will be a multigenerational project.
After school on Wednesdays i will be volunteering my knitting skills ( i know you are all shocked that this is knitting related).
I will be teaching Teen and young women who are pregnant, how to knit.
I will be joined by others who will come alongside these girls and just be there to listen, help cast on, and let them know they are not alone.

Over the last 5 yrs, college kids who volunteered for the summer, teenagers who needed a distraction from their chaotic lives, and just about anyone who asked, was given yarn and needles from my stash.
The supply of "cleean needles" as some of them nicknamed empty/available knitting needles, has dwindled.
I could use some help!

If you have any old needles to contribute, message me for the mailing address.
If you are going to be at Stitches West looking at all the new fancy needles, bring me the cheap aluminum ones you firsted learned to knit on. At stitches, everyone who brings needles to donate will get a raffle ticket for a basket of yarn. Winner will be announce Sunday- the last hour of the Market (must be present to win).

After Stitches for those who want to Mail needles, you can win yarn too! June 1st is the birthday of someone i love dearly, in the honour of friendship to the one who held my hand, the winner will be chosen.
Each pair of needles equals one Ticket, the more you send the better your chances of winning :0)


Projects :
Baby booties
Baby sweaters
Soft Toys
Each project will work on a new knitting stitch/technique, building on their skills

size 2, 4, 6, 8 are especially needed straights or circulars


Scrabblequeen said...

I can't wait to see you at Stitches!

debbiefring said...

Where would I mail my needles to if I can't drop them off at Stitches?
(need an address!)

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