Thank you all who came out for our Charity Knit-together at Karbach in October. It was wonderful to see so many faces knitting and crocheting.
Sarah, Yogi, Lotti and Marie spent the entire 3 hours tagging items we had collected over the summer; we must have tagged about 500 items!!
We had an internal medicine intern who volunteers his time with the VA outreach program join us. Dr. Riha collected blankets, baby hats, and slippers for postpartum women in need. He received about a dozen blankets and nearly 100 hats for the cause.
Our friendly chapter-to-chapter competition winners was the SoCK chapter with 9 members in attendance (not counting Marie and Sarah); but it was amazing to see that every chapter was represented. The SoCK chapter received a bag of Halloween & Día de los Muertos stitch markers to distribute to chapter members. Rumor had it that Debbie Smith (SoCK) shared stitch markers with everyone in attendance and there is still plenty to distribute to the SoCK chapter.
You want to make items for charity too, but don’t know what to make? Here are some suggestions:
- Child and baby sized hats (these are fast to make and the easiest to give away)
- Baby sweaters, (faster to make than you think, especially premie sizes)
- Blankets (lap blankets, full size, baby sized)
- Stuffed toys
- Wash cloths (cotton)
- Peyton Hearts (links to patterns on this page)
- 7″x9″ or 9″x7″ squares made of acrylic yarn, any pattern, any color(s), knit or crochet for the WarmUpAmerica project
Finished charity items can be brought to your chapter where your chapter president will make sure they find their way to the charity coordinators for distribution. Finished items can also be brought to charity knit-together events to be dropped directly to the coordinators.
Along with our donation to the VA through Dr. Riha, we also dropped off 2 dozen hats and 2 dozen scarves to the Robin Hood Project of Houston distributing clothing, food and supplies to Houston homeless.
Another full bag of items was collected for Chidren’s Safe Harbor in Conroe and will be dropped off in early December!
Two more full bags of hats, blankets, scarves, and shawls will be dropped at an undisclosed battered women’s shelter in downtown Houston in early November.
OUR NEXT KNIT-TOGETHER EVENT
- Where: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company. 2101 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007
- When: November 20 Noon – 3 PM
- There will be a drawing for 3 lucky winners at 2 PM
** Watch the Knit at Night Guild website social media platforms for cancellations due to rain.
As always, if there are any questions about charity, reach out to us at: knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.