Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Charity Knitting

Join kindred spirits for a day of charity knitting at StevenBe's over on 35th and Chicago on Wednesday, July 12th. Doors open at 10:00 am and we will be gathering throughout the day until closing time at 6:00 pm. Charity knitters knit items to be given away and our focus is knitting hats...and scarves...actually I like to tell people "Give the Gift of Warmth". We are getting more requests from schools to knit hats for kids. So colorful hats...and remember that kids heads are the same size as an adult head. We will have patterns and bins of yarn available at give away prices.

Last year this generous community of knitters knit over 2200 items that we distributed to shelters, schools and hospitals. The Head Start program, not far from the shop, has already contacted us asking for hats and diapers. It would be great if you would consider donating a package of diapers...size 3 and 4.

One more thing...bring along a snack to share. We will provide beverages throughout the day.

Packs your needles and yarn and invite a friend.  See you July 12th.

Barbara Melom

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Knitters Cap Another Great Year

I look forward to every winter when my front porch turns into a distribution depot for hundreds of Hats for the Homeless, and it gives me joy to bring them to shelters, hospitals, schools, community agencies and other sites where people struggling to deal with Minnesota’s winter get assistance, encouragement and proof that there are people all over the country who are willing to reach out.  I make a point of telling staff at these sites that the caps they are receiving for distribution come from all over the country, often with notes of compassion and encouragement.

So I offer you greetings and thanks from folks all over Minneapolis who know the value of community and compassion.