Yarn, yarn and more yarn

First off, thanks to everyone who has donated yarn to Streetknit.  Now please stop!  Unfortunately, I have no more space to store the yarn (my basement is full) so I’m going to have to ask everyone to please hold off on the yarn donations for a while.  We are of course still happily taking any and all donations of new, hand-knitted items to pass on to those in need.  Hard to think about it as the weather warms up I know, but seasons change and all those hats, scarves and sweaters will one day be needed again.

As for all that yarn, if you have a  knit group that would like to have some free yarn to knit or crochet into warm and woolley items for the homeless, drop me an email and I’ll get some to you!

And if you get a chance, pick up the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of Vogue Knitting – Streetknit is mentioned in the Made in Canada column along with the fabulous knit house that was put together at City of Craft.

Hope you’re all enjoying the gorgeous weather out there and, as always, thanks for your support of Streetknit.

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  1. Extra Yarn? at streetknit on 26 Jan 2009 at 10:08 am

    [...] received an email/comment on the blog from Issac at the Seeds of Hope Food Pantry in Bangor, Maine.  They are looking for yarn.  If you [...]

Comments

  1. Dayna wrote:

    I love to crochet and have a few scrap afghans that I’ve recently made. I’m planning on donating them and more to our homeless shelter. Years ago, I used to donate my afghans to nursing homes too. My problem is finding yarn. I came across some at local thrift stores but they sell the scraps at a high cost. I wish I knew of a place that would donate yarn so I could make afghans.

  2. Marilyn Goll wrote:

    mt knitting group, does charity, do you have any yarn that you can donate to use and in turn will knit items and send them back to you

  3. Isaac wrote:

    I’m the director of a The Seeds of Hope Food Pantry in Bangor, Maine. We not only give out food, but clothes, blankets, health & beauty aids, housewares & much more. We came across this idea of using whats called a knifty knitter tool thats allow a person to easely make knitted hats, scarfs & mittens. We have all knids of people who are willing to use these knitting tools to make the items, but we seriously lack the yarn to do it with. We are a non-profit organization trying to runoff what little donations we get from the community. You mentioned you seem to have more yarn then you know what to do with. I was wondering if you would be willing to send some our way. I have been inquiring to yarn facorys all over Maine, with not much luck. With the ammount of volunteers we have that are excited about doing this we could use all the yarn that you can spare. It seems everytime God places a need in our path to help others he always provides a way to make it happen. For example the blankets that we give out is cloth from a local cloth factory that has tons of reems of cloth that they have no use for. So we get a truck load of it at a time and the ladies of the pantry cut it up and make very nice blankets with it.
    Thanks ahead for all you can do to help us with this need. Please e-mail as soon as possible.

  4. Crystal Zodun wrote:

    We here at the Eastern Shore Chain Gang could use some yarn — we make afghans and shawls for Warm Up America and have donated over 130 baby caps to Knit One Save One since we started on that project.

  5. pam walsh wrote:

    I am looking for donations of free wool yarn. My soon to be son-in-law Pfc. Alan Newton was killed in Afghanistan on Oct. 2. I promised him that I would make helmet liners for him and his comrads. I will keep my promise and knit them and send them over in his honor. As wool can be expensive any amount donated would be helpful. Each helmet liner uses 175yds. of yarn. Thank you so much.

  6. Melissa wrote:

    We are starting a charity with a group of ladies in a retirement center that will be knitting and crocheting items for children in hospitals as well as homeless shelters. I am trying to find a way to get donated yarn. Any info anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated.

  7. VICKI GONZALES wrote:

    I AM A NURSE FOR CBAF WHICH IS A 501 3 C NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT SERVES CLIENTS INFECTED/AFFECTED WITH HIV. I HAVE BEGUN A PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY HERE AT CBAF CALLED PROJECT HUGS. WE ARE GENERATING INTEREST FROM CLIENTS WHO WANT TO CROCHET/KNIT/SEW AND COME FROM LOW INCOME FAMILES AND DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS TO BUY SUPPLIES. I AM ASKING IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO DONATE TO OUR ORGANIZATION FOR THIS WONDERFUL CAUSE. THE MISSION OF PROJECT HUGS IS TO GIVE SHAWLS/SCARVES THAT WILL OFFER COMFORT, SOLACE AND PEACE TO THE RECIPIENT. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT I WILL NEED TO DO. SINCERELY, VICKI L. GONZALES