Thursday, September 17, 2009

From Michelle Knitter

Whatever you like to knit or crochet, there is a charity that can use the items. Some ideas:
Warm things: hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, fingerless gloves, afghans, lap robes, sweaters, vests, shawls, socks
Baby things: preemie to baby size hats, blankets, sweaters, socks, mittens
Squares that can be put together into items above
Toys for kids or pets
Snuggles for pets in shelters

We have yarn to give away for charity work. Please contact us at

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wow - It sure has been a long time since we updated this blog. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out which email address and password I used to set this up -- my bad :)

A lot has happened since February - and we've been posting about all our donations and events on Ravelry - so - I won't bury you here today. I hope to post more regularly - and I'll include information about what we've been doing for the last six months in future updates!

This past weekend Tammy and I went down to Chesapeake, VA to meet Sherry, the owner of Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe to pick up a whole slew of charity yarn!

Sherry posted on Ravelry that she had yarn she wanted to donate for charitable purposes. I contacted her right away abd she told me, if we drove down there, we could take back as much yarn as we could carry! So - Tammy and I planned a road trip.

We net Sherry at her house - and she and her husband sorted their yarn (some for the store, some for her and some for Knitters and Crocheters Care). We got so much yarn from her at her house (we filled a whole SUV) - we couldn't fit more yarn from her warehouse! We got home after dark, so we were not able to take a pic of all the wonderful yarn - but I know I filled between 8 and 10 clear leaf bags with yarn and tucked it way in my shed!!

I brought a big bag of yarn to charity knitting at the Packard Center yesterday (Tuesday) and after the ooos and aaaas - people grabbed yarn for their charity projects. We'll post in here as people finish their projects.

Thanks Sherry! Sherry and Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe totally rock!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Knitters and Crocheters Care is attending the Homespun Yarn Party - hope you can join us there!

Sunday, March 15, 2009
Second Annual Homespun Yarn Party! March 15, 2009
We had a great time last year - this year will be bigger and better!

What: Yarn Party! Check out local yarn vendors, sit and knit, meet new people!

Who: All your favorite local yarn dyers and spinners, plus some extra crafty goodness! And all our knitting/crocheting/spinning friends (you!) of course!!

Where: Historic Savage Mill |8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763 | Just off I-95, plenty of parking!

When: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 12 PM to 4 PM (watch the blog - hours may be extended)

Why: Who needs an excuse to get together and craft?! We wanted to get together and spread some fiber love!

In addition to some great crafty vendors, we'll also have:
free lessons on knitting, crochet, spinning, and maybe more
fabulous door prizes to be given away throughout the event
crafty goody bags for participants (while supplies last)
weather-permitting, a sit and spin/crochet/knit area out on the deck
And we'll be collecting knitted and crocheted items for local charities!