Yarn and Yoga October 1st!

Join us on October 1 at The Source Yoga Studio in McLean for “Yarn and Yoga.”  Always a great way to meet old and new friends, do some yoga with a wonderful instructor and enjoy a knitting session (all levels welcome).  This is our annual fundraiser that helps support our work teaching knitting to people in stressful situations.The Source Yoga Studio is located at 1420 Beverly Rd., McLean, VA 22101 703.992.0785. For more information: Yarn and Yoga.

We will raffle off a “Relaxation basket” that includes 5 classes at The Source, yoga strap and blocks, several skeins of luxury yarn including Qing Fibre donated by Looped,  a gift certificate for a mani at  Nail & Hair Design, McLean, a $75 Cabi gift certificate, books, tea, wine, and much more.  Basket valued at more than $400.  Tickets 1/$10 or 4/$20.  Tickets can be purchased at The Source or on-line on our donate page.  On-line tickets must be purchased by 6 pm Saturday, Sept. 30.  If you purchase on line,  email info@knitwell.org to let us know how many tickets you purchased, and we’ll add them to the drawing.  Need not be present to win.

Knit Chemo Caps and Knockers at VHC

Join Project Knitwell during Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Virginia Hospital Center (VHC), and to learn to knit a chemo cap or a knocker (prosthesis)  Both new and experienced knitters are invited to participate and experience the wellness benefits of knitting.  Supplies provided.  There is a two-session class:  10/10/17 and 10/24/17.  
Register online : Cancer Resource Center at Virginia Hospital Center  or call 703.558.0909.

KNIT-A-LONG with Project Knitwell

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 info@knitwell.org.

March 2016 Fiber Farmer’s Market

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)

Caroline Hockenberry of Fibernate and co-author of the Resource Guide for Young Knitters at the Fiber Farmer’s Market

 

Two New Project Knitwell Programs

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.