Charity Sit N’ Knit with Seattle Sky Dyeworks
Beginning in November, Seattle Sky Dyeworks and the Seattle Knitters Guild have teamed up and will have recurring meetups in order to learn more about local charity and mutual aid projects, including how you can support. The first event is on November 4th, 12 - 2 PM, at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library.
Seattle Yarn and WashMasks Mutual Aid
Once again this year, Seattle Yarn is collecting donations for WashMasks Mutual Aid to show gratitude to families and individuals who feed us all. Donation list: coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, and hoodies (all sizes); hats, gloves, scarves, and new socks. Click the images below or reach out to Seattle Yarn directly for additional information.
Jadawoo Designs Winter Hat Drive for The Loft
Jadawoo Designs is holding a Winter Hat Drive for The Loft, a youth shelter for homeless children aged 13-17. The Loft is a 12 bed shelter located in Tacoma, WA and provides safe and encouraging housing for those in need.
They have a need for 30, or more, unworn, handmade (or purchased) hats sized for adults (small and large).
Hats can be dropped off our sent to the shop. All hats received by 12/16 will be a part of the drop off on December 19th. All hats arriving after the 16th will be included in a later drop off.
Additional Ongoing Charity Knitting:
All Wound Up
Our chemo hat drive is benefiting two local cancer centers in the Edmonds area. Charity Makers are encouraged to knit hats of all sizes, colors, and patterns for men and women. Please only use cotton or bamboo yarns (no acrylic or animal fibers). You may drop off your hats at All Wound Up.
Accessories and garments of all kinds are also collected at the store for Clothes for Kids. These can be made in any washable fiber.
Capitol Hill Knitters of Doooom
A group of knitters in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle (and beyond!) have been collecting hand knit (and crochet) hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves to distribute to those in need at Cal Anderson Park. More information/meeting information is available on their blog or in their Ravelry group.
When a knitter, crocheter or quilter dies mid-project, or is no longer able to do handwork due to disease or injury, they will likely leave behind unfinished items they were making for friends and family. These tangible, handmade expressions of love could get lost, donated away, or thrown out.
This group connects unfinished projects to volunteer finishers who complete and return the garments, blankets, & accessories, to their intended recipients.
More information on how to sign up to be a finisher (or for information on submitting WIPs) is available on their website.
Stranded by the Sea
Stranded by the Sea's Hook & Needle Knockers Group is collecting knit and crocheted "Knitted Knockers" for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Anyone is welcome to attend the group's bi-monthly meetings in the shop on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 4:30 - 6 PM. Completed knockers made with approved yarns may be dropped off any time at Stranded by the Sea. Our group will size and stuff the knockers for patients at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Edmonds. Click here for more information.