Who's ready for a Big Knit Love Giveaway? Big Knit Love is a wonderful new book by Linda Zemba Burhance containing 20 chunky knit fashions. Who doesn’t love chunky knits? We were honored to have our yarns featured in here and were lucky enough to receive an extra book to share with one lucky winner!
Greetings fiber fanatics, crafters of all kinds and stitchers of all stripes! We want to help every crafter, from beginners to seasoned experts, unleash their inner Yarn Hero! This fall, we've assembled a super group of 15 of your favorite yarn bloggers and designers to inspire you to pick up your hooks & needles for a good cause. Every week, we'll be telling you the stories of these uncanny Yarn Heroes, finding out what issues and causes are dear to them, and giving you a closer look into the lives of these fine folk from the frontiers of fiber! Up first, the inimitable Mama In A Stitch!
Mama In A Stitch: A while back, I was researching blanket sizes to make a sizing guide for the blog, and I came across Project Linus. It just seemed so incredibly special. Now, having a child of my own, I can’t imagine the difficulty these families and children face as they battle serious health issues. I remember receiving a hand knit hat from the hospital when my daughter was born, and it meant so much to me! I specifically asked the nurse, “Is this handmade?!” When she said yes, I couldn’t believe that someone would take the time to make something so special for someone that they’d never met.
This was before I’d ever touched a crochet hook or knitting needles. I hope that the blanket that I’ve made can bring a smile to a family that is facing difficult times. I also hope to use up some of my partial skeins of super bulky yarn and use the same pattern to make a blanket for a cat or dog in my local shelter. We are major animal lovers in this house and my daughter will be especially happy to take that donation to the shelter with me.
This giving season, Lion Brand is calling on knitters, crocheters and yarn crafters of all kinds to unleash their inner Yarn Hero and craft for charity! We want every fiber fanatic to know that they can help create a more giving world, one stitch at a time.
We have assembled a super group of 15 of your favorite yarn bloggers and designers to show you how charity crafting can make an impact on real lives. Over the course of the next month, these bloggers will be posting patterns, hosting giveaways, and sharing their inspiring stories of crafting for charity. Every week, we will post interviews with the Yarn Heroes right here on The Notebook discussing the power of charity crafting and the causes dearest to them. You will find each Yarn Hero listed at the bottom of this page.
You can also learn a little more about Yarn Heroes by watching episode #30 of Tea with Shira below.
As fun, colorful, and hopefully inspiring as we hope you find Yarn Heroes to be, we acknowledge that we are just scratching the surface of charity crafting. All around the country, there are people who have dedicated enormous amounts of their lives to knitting and crocheting for others. You are harder for us to find, because you are so busy doing good for your fellow person!
Please share your stories with us at firstname.lastname@example.org – over the next four weeks, we will be selecting four charity crafters to each receive $250 worth of yarn for the cause of their choice.
We are deeply grateful to the following organizations for helping us get the word out about giving back this season! These are great resources for learning about and getting involved with charity crafting.
So be a Yarn Hero this giving season, and put those hooks and needles to good use. Just remember, if you plan on donating a crafted item, make sure that any charity you wish to donate to has the capacity to accept your donation!
To Our Readers: Submit YOUR stories of charity crafting to email@example.com for a chance to win $250 in yarn support for your charity crafting cause - we'll be picking winners every week, and it never hurts to let us know what you are doing for the world!