Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hats for the Homeless

When I closed The Knitting Loft, I wanted the community previously supported by the shop to be able to continue gathering, creating, and encouraging one another.  So I chartered The Capitol Hill Knitting Guild, under the umbrella of the national organization, The Knitting Guild Association.

We enjoy sharing our projects and learning from one another.  In addition, one of the things that we do on a regular basis is charity knitting.  Last year, we made hat and scarf sets for homeless children at The Playtime Project,  This year, in addition to providing yarn to Bread for the City for their crochet classes, we have chosen to support a local homeless shelter.  We are making hats for the men that they serve.  Our small group learned that the shelter serves 500 men.  But we haven't let that deter us.  The organization is grateful that we are helping and they will receive whatever we are able to provide.

So we've begun.  We are working in between our other projects and we are making progress.  We've also reached out to other charity knitters and crocheters on Ravelry and invited them to join us in our efforts.  And they have answered the call.

Today, it is warm outside in Washington, DC.  But we know that cold weather is right around the corner.  Knitting and crocheting hats is a small gesture.  But it's one that we gladly make.

If you'd like to help, you may find details in our Ravelry group thread.  Or, send an email to

Until next time... 

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