A local knitting group is working to make mittens for students in Waupaca schools.
“More Mitten Mania” is the name of the project that will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
As in the past, this idea is from members of the knitting group which meets on Tuesday afternoons, at the Waupaca Community Arts Center.
Last year, the members and other knitters from throughout the area made a total of 100 hats and 90 pairs of mittens that were distributed to the elementary schools in Waupaca.
This year, the group is focusing on mittens for all ages.
People are encouraged to have fun with this project and use their creativity.
Mittens may be knit, crocheted, felted or sewn from recycled sweaters.
Free knitting patterns and donated yarn are available at the center, which is located at 200 N. Main St, in downtown Waupaca.
People may also use their own patterns.
Knitters of all levels are welcome between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Members of the group are willing to help others with their mitten projects.
The deadline to turn in completed mittens to the arts center is by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 15, which will be prior to the school’s Thanksgiving break and arrival of winter.
Susan Ziegeweid, coordinator of the “More Mitten Mania” project, will deliver the completed items to the Waupaca Learning Center.
Teachers will identify students in need of mittens.
The Waupaca Community Arts Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.