Knit One, Crochet Too! Charity Workshop — Q2: June
Spring Q2 theme: The Helpers (think the famous Mr. Rogers quote)
April 4: kids’ teddy buddies, for Veterans Inc., Women & Children’s Program
May 2: 1898/2018 hats and balaclavas, for Seafarer’s Friend
June 6: hospice blankets, for local veterans
All projects due by Thursday, July 11 (Craftworks will be closed on July 4, so we’ll meet the second week in July)
For Q2-June, Mary and Beth are teaming up to help you knit and crochet afghan blocks which Mary will assemble into blankets for veterans in hospice, to be distributed by Brookhaven Hospice of Westborough as part of their “We Honor Veterans” program. Brookhaven patients also enjoy receiving prayer shawls, infinity scarves and fingerless mitts if anyone is inspired to knit or crochet any of these types of items.
For more info on Brookhaven Hospice and “We Honor Veterans", check out their websites:
Other recipients of our items have been:
St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Worcester
Mistake rib is the knit technique, faux mistake rib is crochet
Hats will be adult size, to fit men or women; any warm fiber, wool is OK, but no Angora/mohair/cashmere/alpaca type yarns; emphasis is on warm and washable/easy care.
Hats, scarves and other warm things, are distributed at lunchtime during cold weather months