CHARITY KNITTING & CROCHETING ~ 2018/2019
This year, the Guild be knitting and crocheting to support two major groups. The first is a local group: Jericho Road provides low cost and no cost health care to residents at two locations in Buffalo, and shelter for refugees seeking asylum at Vive (formerly Vive la Casa). They are in need of cold weather accessories, especially men’s hats (about 30-40) and men’s scarves. Washable/superwash wool is requested, and we are hoping to have these done by the October and November meetings. Ravelry has many free patterns for DK and worsted weight yarns:
- Barley by Tin Can Knits (includes instructional video)
- Bankhead by Susie Gourlay (link )
- Beginner Ribbed Crochet Hat by Allen Williams (link )
Additionally, during the winter months and on into the spring, the Knitting Guild will be helping women who have undergone mastectomies or lumpectomies or are undergoing radiation treatment or reconstruction. Specific yarns are used to knit soft, lightweight breast prosthetics that are worn with a regular bra. We now have the ability to distribute these “Knitted Knockers” to women in Western New York. The prosthetics can be knitted OR crocheted, and we’ll make yarns available or you can use yarn from your own stash as long as it’s on the approved list (all are 100% cotton and machine washable).
We’ll have more details at an upcoming meeting, but if you want to get started right away, click here. You will find the approved yarn list here.
CLICK HERE for past Charity Projects