One of the most rewarding things we can do with fiber arts (knitting and crochet) is to create for other people and enrich our community. This fall, The Knitting Nest will be partnering with local school systems to keep kids warm.
When kids don’t have appropriate clothing to stay warm outside, not only are they cold to and from school, but they end up having to stay inside during recess. We can help! This fall, we’ll be making hats and mittens that the teachers can give to kids who need them. Not only will the kids be warm at recess, but they can keep the items to wear outside at home and other times when they’ll be outside.
How will this work? Stop by The Knitting Nest to pick up a pattern (if you need one) and purchase appropriate yarn. When you are finished with your project, bring it back to The Knitting Nest. We’ll arrange to get all the knitted items to the Waupaca and Weyauwega school districts.
And there are incentives for our knitters!!
For each knitted or crocheted item that you bring to The Knitting Nest, you will have your name entered once for a drawing for a shawl stick handmade by Patrick Martin. So, one hat gets you one entry. One hat and one pair of mittens gets you two entries, and so on.
Here’s an extra incentive for knitting groups. The group of 3-5 knitters or crocheters who turns in the most items will receive one $50 gift certificate for the entire group. So, start getting those groups together!!
We start on October 15 and will do our drawings on December 15. However, we will continue to accept items for the school districts throughout the winter.