Sit and Knit (or Crochet Nights)

The Sit and Knit (or Crochet) Nights are beginning again.

As for now, I have two events being held at Starbucks on the Lynnway.

Some asked for a daytime Sit and Knit (or Crochet) event and I’m happy to announce that the White Rose Coffeehouse in Central Square has agreed to be our new Daytime home.

I am working out the dates for that now. I’ll have more information soon.

Happy Crafting!

Cheers,

Kecia

 

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Our 2016-2017 Winter Season

We accomplished a lot this season because our Volunteers are amazing people. Everything that I am listing below occurred because volunteers made it happen. We dream. They hear our dreams and make them a reality.

We met on Dec 3, 2016, outside of My Brother’s Table and the Lynn Emergency Shelter.  We timed the event to coincide with the lunch service. These donations were a collection of lovingly handcrafted items and the fabulous items that were collected in drives by those with big hearts who wanted to help.  There was plenty of foot traffic.  We hung over 1000 items. We also had some long sleeve shirts that we were able to pass out. We had a little fun this year.  Dandee Donut Factory in Marblehead gave us a bunch of donuts and we shared them with the crowd. We see so much outside of My Brother’s Table.  I spent a lot of time helping people find items and even more time reassuring people we really were there to help them be warm. I can’t tell you how many times I heard a volunteer say some version of, “yes it was ok to just take an item if they needed it”  At the end of the day, I am glad to have been of service.  I am grateful that the folks at My Brother’s Table and The Lynn Emergency Shelter are on the job all year long.

We met again on Feb 4, 2017, on the street between Centerboard and St Mary’s Church.  This was a COLD and early morning.  I left my gloves at home by accident and very quickly I was regretting it. Many of the items that we had on this day were the extra hats, scarves, mittens and gloves that were collected by Lynn Museum/LynnArts and Centerboard for the West Baltimore Street Fire Families. St Mary’s facilitates a monthly visit from a Boston food bank so that the residents of Lynn can have access to a food pantry and better food security.  We helped plenty of foot traffic as well as people who traveled from all parts of Lynn to collect their food pantry box.  Warmer Lynn folks with better food security is a victory.  Over 700 items were distributed.  We could have stayed for longer. The need was great but our supplies ran out quickly.  There were too many old people, moms, and kids without scarves.

I could say Thank you a million times to all the people involved in making this happen and it would not be enough. That won’t stop me from trying.

We’re hard at work planning for 2017-2018 Winter Season. Keep your eyes out for news and keep creating cold weather items.

Thank you!

Cheers,

Kecia

P.S.  I have to admit that I don’t update the website as often as I update our facebook page. I’ll work on that.

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Dec 3, 2016 Scarf Bomb

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The signs are made. The items are tagged. We’ve been creating, collecting and gathering for a year now. It’s time to release them into the wild! We’ll be gathered outside tomorrow at 1:30pm. Please share the PDF Releases to any group in Lynn you think should know.

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A few things to remember

  • Dress for the weather
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Leave valuables at home

I’m looking forward to our day tomorrow. I’ll see you there!

Cheers,

Kecia

 

 

 

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Scarf Tagging, Sign Making and Event Discussion

This is our last event before the Big Scarf Bomb on Dec 3, 2016. Come on out to Starbucks on the Lynnway and help us tag the remaining items that we’ve crafted and collected.

Between 6-9 pm you can

* Come on in to make any drop-off .
* Come help us get everything ready for Saturday.
* Come make a sign to be used on Saturday
* Come learn about what to expect on Saturday.

Last year we had 9 people and it took us over 2 hours to complete the task. so if you are wondering if we need you, Yes we need you.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Kecia

Sit and Knit (or Crochet) Night

And just like that- it is November! Who else is as excited as I am? Dec 3 is getting closer and closer.

Tonight I am going to bring some of the items that need to be tagged that way we can split the load out over a few weeks.

We’ll be at Starbucks on the Lynnway in Lynn (821 Lynnway; Lynn, MA 01905) Grab your yarn and come be social. It’s a great time to

*Come help tag a few items to help prep for our big day
*Pick up yarn for your next project
*Bring your project and come craft with us
*Stop by to say hello and meet us
*Drop off scarves, hats, and mittens/gloves

We’d love to meet you.

Cheers,
Kecia

Sit and Knit (or Crochet) Night

And just like that- it is November! Who else is as excited as I am? Dec 3 is getting closer and closer.

Tonight I am going to bring some of the items that need to be tagged that way we can split the load out over a few weeks.

Betty will also be doing a demonstration of how to make a quick pair of crocheted mittens.  Bring some worsted weight yarn and your favorite crochet hook.

We’ll be at Starbucks on the Lynnway in Lynn (821 Lynnway; Lynn, MA 01905) Grab your yarn and come be social. It’s a great time to

*Come help tag a few items to help prep for our big day
*Pick up yarn for your next project
*Bring your project and come craft with us
*Stop by to say hello and meet us
*Drop off scarves, hats, and mittens/gloves

We’d love to meet you.

Cheers,
Kecia