Warm for Winter

I'm working on a November 15th deadline for finishing my first ever scarf--well, except for the one that I made from my teach yourself how to knit kit this summer. I'm hoping to finish in time for the Warm for Winter project.

Gather your family and friends together and help to make a difference! Children, women and men in need of housing wait in lines every day for food and assistance. You can help keep the chill away and brighten a homeless individual’s day by knitting or crocheting scarves and hats--or making them from fleece.

Help us to meet our goal of collecting 1000 handmade hats and scarves by November 15th for pre-Thanksgiving gifting. The Oct/Nov 2009 collection locations will be at many houses of worship and Pacific Fabrics stores! Ask your congregation if they are participating.

The number 1000 represents the number of housing units needed to be created each year to successfully tackle homelessness in King County.

I'm close to finishing the scarf. Except for the gigantic knot collection that has appeared in my yarn. I spent a good hour trying sorting through the knot this evening! It's a nice warm green yarn, which assuming I get rid of the knot and finish the scarf will keep someone very cozy on a cold rainy winter's night on Seattle's streets this winter.

If you knit or would like to learn how to, why not find a similar project near you?


Garpu said...

ooof, yarn barf. I hate it, especially on laceweight yarns. I think with those it's almost easier to cut the tangle out.

Kelly_SSJ said...

I like that idea!

dmkorman said...

A great idea. Thanks for sharing. Everyone else in my family knits- wife, daughter, son. They have tried to teach me without much success. I am interested in the "teach yourself to knit" kit you used. I would love to learn how to do this and contribute to this worthwhile cause (plus, I will have a granddaughter, God willing, in a few months!) Best of regards, wishes and prayers-

littlemissattitude said...

At the yarn store where I knit, we make and donate items year-round to Exceptional Parents Unlimited, a local organization here in Fresno which provides services for families with children of all ages who are physically and mentally disabled.

The owner of the store keeps a special section of yarn that has been donated by her customers, and when one of us wants to make an item, we choose from the donated yarn (or donate our own yarn), and return the finished object to the store, where a representative of EPU takes delivery of them from time to time.

I've been knitting mostly scarves for the donations recently, but I just finished a baby-sized Rambling Rows afghan in crayon colors (basic blue, yellow, green, red and purple) that has been a lot of fun to knit.

Oh, and Garpu...I just had a skein of yarn barf up a tangled mess this afternoon, but it was relatively easy to untangle.