Saturday, August 9, 2008

Knit & Swish October 18 or 25, 2008

I'm finally getting a project in gear for Crafting for Animals. Last year, my knitting club received yarn through a grant from Pamela Johnson, one of our social studies teachers, for use in the Snuggles Project. This is a wonderful project which is designed to provide blankets for shelter or foster animals. The blankets give them a sense of security and studies have shown that they become more sociable and therefore more adoptable. My 6th, 7th and 8th grade students contributed several blankets they made with needles and looms. I still had three boxes of yarn left and would like to get these knitted into blankets to finish the project. Since it seems that my students need quicker projects to finish, I'm co-hosting a knit-in of sorts with the Wayne County Humane Society. I will provide the left-over yarn and a few looms and it is up in the air right now if this will be at the Wayne County Library or the Wayne County Animal Adoption & Education Center. This will be held on October 18, Saturday (if at the Animal Adoption Center) or October 25, Saturday (if it's at the library). Please come out if you are a knitter or if you would like to learn to loom knit. The loom knitting will be set up for anyone to sit for as long as they like to work on different blankets. Loom knitting is pretty fool-proof, so even if you don't knit, you can do this. What I have is Red Heart yarn in all different colors or if you would like to bring your own to donate, feel free. Maybe we could actually get a knitting group together here in Goldsboro, NC.
I'm hoping to be able to sponsor the knitting club again this year at school and will ask some of my students to come out and help that day. They're a great bunch of kids, very enthusiastic and generous.
The address for the Wayne County Library is: 1001 East Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Their phone number is 919-735-1824. You can visit their website at:

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