Way to go Maritz KnitClub!

I have been remiss in my postings the past few weeks.  On the plus side, my 10 month old daughter now has two teeth (and I am actually managing more than a few hours of sleep in a row).  On the downside, some things that really should be mentioned, haven’t been.

So, first off, Streetknit will be making  an appearance at the Valentine’s Trunk Show this coming Sunday.  Brought to you by the same folks who did City of Craft, you’ll be able to find all sorts of hand crafted goodies for your sweetie.  All of it sold out of, well, a trunk.  Streetknit will have a suitcase there to take your donations, so if you’re stopping by the show, drop off a new, hand-knitted item for the homeless.

Don’t have any hand-knitted items to donate?  Maybe you can follow the path of the Maritz Canada KnitClub.  In their own words:

“In the winter of 2007, KnitClub was launched at Maritz Canada in Mississauga, with the support of the Maritz Canada Caregiving Committee.  Meeting twice a week over lunch, a group of about 25 people (some formerly closet knitters and some rookies) dedicated their time to knitting items to help provide warmth through the cold winter months.  At the end of December, we were able to contribute 110 knit items to be distributed by StreetKnit to those in need.  Our devoted team knit 76 scarves, 31 hats, 2 pairs of mittens and one headband.  KnitClub members funded our cause by purchasing most of the yarn themselves and Romni Wools was generous enough to donate leftover yarn which kept our needles going for quite some time.”

110 items is amazing!  If you guys need more yarn, let me know – I have a basement full!  I have some photos that I will post shortly – they’re a bit too big right now and I haven’t figured out how to shrink them on the Mac (I know, I know :)

I receive a lot of comments from people telling me that they think what Streetknit is doing is great.  And I tell everyone the same thing: it isn’t me, it’s all of you out there, knitting and donating that makes this work.  So to all of you who make this possible, thank you.  You are the ones who are great.

Comments

  1. Moe Berrigan wrote:

    Hey Sadie,

    I am writing on behalf of Lou Carcasole, the Green Party candidate in Willowdale for the upcoming byelection. I was wondering what the possibility is of Lou attending a Streetknit session, or maybe hosting one himself, as a meet and greet. All candidates debates are incredibly limiting and narrow focused, where as a meet and greet style would give people a real opportunity to engage Lou and find out what hes all about. He says that he knit a tie once upon a time so he will need some coaching, but I think it could be a really fun event – you (plural you) teach Lou how to knit, you ask Lou questions, everyone engages in discussion. Of course we would hope to engage more Willowdale residents than anything, but it would be a good time no matter what.

    Your thoughts??

    Please get back to me at your earliest convenience.

    1 866 868 3447 x234
    moeberrigan@greenparty.ca

    Or give Lou a call himself: 1 647 988 8182

    Thanks! Keep up the awesome work

    Moe Berrigan
    Operations Intern, GPC