Join us for Project Knitwell’s first ever KNIT-A-LONG (KAL)! Join the Sock Knitting Wave!
Starting July 26 and continuing through Labor Day we’ll be knitting “Matt’s Socks” to raise awareness of knitting as a way to cope with stressful situations and to promote wellness. Summer is a perfect time for sock knitting – especially if the pattern is a lovely, soothing “wave” motif in a gorgeous blue yarn!
Details on the KAL or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch this 3 minute film to learn more about Project Knitwell.
Thanks to Stone Soup Films for donating their time and talent to make this “documentary in a day” to help us tell our story.
Thanks to our partners and friends at Uniquities Yarn Shop and Fibernate for selling our publications (Resource Guide for Young Knitters and Project Knitwell Presents the Comfort of Knitting) at their tables at the March 2016 Fiber Farmer’s Market.
Caroline Hockenberry of Fibernate and co-author of the Resource Guide for Young Knitters at the Fiber Farmer’s Market
In December 2015, Project Knitwell began two new programs in community settings, and is now working with low-income seniors at So Others Might Eat (SOME) and with emotionally challenged youth at Mount Vernon High School. In early 2016, It deepened its reach at existing locations, bringing on additional volunteers at Children’s National Medical Center and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Center. In spring 2016, it will pilot a program with family members residing at Ronald McDonald House-DC.
Fibre Space partnered with Project Knitwell for the Boutiques Give Back in October 2015. Small business contribute a percentage of their sales to a charitable organization. Thank you Fibre Space!
This year on October 10th, participants enjoyed Yoga and Yarn in Alexandria. The successful fund-raiser added to Project Knitwell’s ability to provide materials and patterns to clients. And, a good time was had by all!
Watch your newsstand for the early fall issue of Vogue Knitting which features an article about Project Knitwell!
Ronald McDonald House Charities
With support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC (RMHC), two Arlington-based non-profits are joining forces to support young single mothers and their children.
Project Knitwell and Borromeo Housing Inc. (BHI) announced that beginning in March, Project Knitwell will provide knitting instruction and quality supplies to teen moms residing at BHI in an effort to promote wellness, comfort, and community.
Click the link to view the press release.
Project Knitwell was mentioned in an article in the Washington Post, as one of our volunteers also offers a knitting-based support group for Pregnancy and Infant Loss.
If you are a bereaved parent and would like more information on resources in the DC metro area/DMV, visit the PAIL Facebook page.
In a post about the value of crafts like quilting and knitting for good mental health, Anne Miller wrote: “In the D.C. suburbs, Project Knitwell has partnered with a handful of hospitals and health agencies to provide knitting lessons, kits and support to patients, their relatives and caregivers. They’ve tracked the positive impact of knitting on stressed-out oncology nurses at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.”