Thursday, June 27, 2013

From pet blankets to warm hats--charity knitting update

Our Guild charity project from March-July has been pet blankets for critters awaiting adoption at the SPCA.  Cathy is planning to take those we have knitted thus far to the "Paw-ty" on Short Central this Saturday (a fundraiser/donation drive/adoption event).  The event is from 10am-4pm and is open to the public, including those of the furry variety.

If you still have pet blankets to turn in, we can get them to her during the month or at the July meeting, and she will take them to the SPCA.

Up next: Warm Hats!
We have two destinations for warm hats for this winter-- a local elementary school and
 TriCounty Family Ministries. So whether you want to make hats for children or adults, we will have plenty of opportunities!  At our next meeting, Tuesday, July 23, I will do a short program showing how to knit a hat in the round. There is also an option to knit a hat flat and then sew up.

Here are some pattern options: 
Hat with Heart (web link) (Ravelry link)
Churchill--A Knitted Hat (web link) (Raverly link)

Thanks to a very generous yarn donation, we have many skeins of free yarn to use for any of our charity knitting projects--just see Cathy.

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