Yarn Crawls

We are gearing up for the Yarn Along the Rockies yarn crawl.  This event will run from September 8th to the 16th, and we have grand plans to visit all of the participating shops. If you are in the Denver area, we hope to see you in our travels!

And, exciting news for those of you in the Charlotte, Texas, and New York areas, your local shops have planned yarn crawls for you too!

First up, is the Charlotte Yarn Crawl, from September 28th to October 7th.

Then come visit Central Texas for  the Hill Country Yarn Crawl, from October 5th to October 8th.

Last, but certainly not least, New York! On October 6th and 7th come visit your local shops for The New York City Yarn Crawl. Last we checked the site was still under construction, but you can chat with your NY Knitters (and crawlers) on their facebook page.

We will be posting pictures of our travels (and purchases) and we would love to see you in action as well. Let’s all bask in the soft glow of gorgeous new yarn!

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Charity Spotlight

Knitting for charity is such a personal way to give from the heart, and we are excited to let you know about a new charitable organization called Embraceable Wraps that is currently accepting donations.

Embraceable Wraps provides handmade wraps, blankets, hats, and socks for women undergoing chemotherapy. Their motto is “a hug in every stitch” (don’t you just love that?) and their goal is to help chemo patients on both a physical and emotional level.

As many of you know, chemotherapy can often make patients feel chilled and weak, and it can sometimes lead to hair loss as well. Shawls and hats can help chemo patients stay warm and feel loved and cared for during a difficult time.

The demand is great, and Embraceable Wraps is always looking for knitters to pitch in. Many knitters use their own yarn and patterns, but Embraceable Wraps also provides yarn for those who cannot afford their own.

Along with serving as a volunteer knitter, there are other ways you can help. You can sponsor a knitter, and you can also donate yarn. Embraceable Wraps prefers yarn that is brightly colored or a pretty pastel, soft to touch, and machine washable.

Embraceable Wraps has patterns, yarn, and shawl pins available for purchase on their website. The proceeds benefit Embraceable Wraps.

For more information, visit http://www.embraceablewraps.org.