Wednesday, October 10, 2012

SMWK Charity Knitting

Don't forget! Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 11, is our normal 2nd Thursday Meetup from 7-9 at Elliott Bay Cafe on Capitol Hill. 

As the weather turns cold, and Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, let’s think about who it is we’re knitting for!

Last year some friends and I signed up to knit hats and scarves for underprivileged kids, and I would like to continue that tradition this year, and 

I would love to invite you to join me, and start a brand new “Men Who Knit” tradition.

Would you commit to knitting a hat or scarf for a kid?

I have reached out to several Seattle area charities, and will provide additional details once the charity recipients are finalized, but, since it’s already October, we should get started!

If you can knit a hat or a scarf, and bring it to our December 13 meeting, please message me directly or post on this thread.

I will collect the items at our December 13 meetup, and deliver them to the recipient charities for distribution.

What can you do?

Pick a hat or a scarf pattern sized for a kid or a young adult.

Here are a few free hat patterns you might consider:

Turn a Square by Jared Flood

Cheeky Charlie's Hat for Guys (in kids' sizes)

Classic WW2 Watch Cap -

There are countless free scarf patterns on Ravelry. Here’s a start:

Choose a superwash or an acrylic yarn. It will probably end up in a washing machine.

If you are local and would like to help, but need yarn, I’d be happy to hook you up with something from my stash. Just let me know.

Will you volunteer?


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