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Monday, November 30, 2009

Charity Knitting Update!

Hi, Tanya here. . .posting on behalf of Judith

We've already started to have some of the hats turned back in, and they look FABULOUS!!! Thank you so much for donating your time and skills. It's truly amazing to be a part of such a talented and generous group of knitters. Next time you're at a meeting or social knitting gathering, turn to your neighbor and tell them what a jewel they are. The items we've knit for charity have touched hundreds of lives. . .I can't begin to imagine the miles of yarn that has been donated, knit or crocheted and now warms the lives of others. Thank you seems so inadequate.

Just when we thought our charity knitting yarn stash was getting low, we received a HUGE donation of yarn and other goodies!! As you create for gifts this holiday season, consider knitting an extra hat, scarf or pair of mittens for the South Oakland Shelter. (Check out the link, they have need of many things you may be able to donate.) If you're in need of yarn, we've got you covered. Should you want another hat kit, please leave a comment here on the blog and we'll make sure to bring some extras to the next guild meeting.

Some of the things we were given needs someone special for it to be put to good use. Do you love to knit with fingering yarn? Have an idea for a project that can use it up and help others? We have a box full of it just waiting for you! Do you have a use for acrylic rug yarn? Maybe to join Ewe-nique Knits' project of knitting for the Royal Oak Animal Shelter? We have a box with your name on it! We have two afghans that just need seaming together. . .two wool sweaters just shy of completion. . .and LOTS of acrylic yarn. Please contact Judith or post a comment here if you think you can help us out. Seriously--Judith needs some knitters to take on these projects so she can find her spare bedroom again! It's THAT MUCH YARN!! As soon as items are knit, she washes them and donates them, so the sooner you knit it up, the sooner it helps others.

In the charity theme, put Tuesday, December 29 on your calendar. I'm not revealing all of the details now, but it will be a fun time you won't want to miss out on. No cost, skill building, social, fiber related. . .what more could you ask for? More details to come at the December guild meeting. Stay tuned!

One more reminder: If you're not on Ravelry, consider joining. It's free, and is a quick and easy way to communicate with other guild members--look for the Black Sheep Knitting Guild Group. There are hundreds of free patterns just ripe for charity knitting--do check it out!

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