Special Event: “Yoga & Yarn” on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 4:30 – 7:00 

This year the annual fundraiser will be hosted by Pure Prana and fibrespace™ two Old Town Alexandria businesses partnering to benefit the work of Project Knitwell. The cost is $40 and all proceeds will benefit Project Knitwell.  Register on the Pure Prana website under Workshops + Events.  For additional information, email info@knitwell.org or click here for more details.

Project Knitwell is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that brings the joy of knitting to those facing stressful situations. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good for you.

Currently operating in the metro Washington, DC area with ongoing programs at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH), Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), Inova Alexandria Hospital, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Borromeo Housing, and Virginia Hospital Center plus workshops at HSC Pediatric Center (formerly Hospital for Sick Children) and  The John L. Gildner Institute, volunteers provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among patients, family members, and medical staff.