Join us at two Alternative Giving Fairs in December

Project Knitwell has been invited to participate in two alternative giving fairs:  on December 2 in Takoma Park, MD, and on December 9 in Arlington, VA.

At both gift fairs, shoppers will have an opportunity to support Project Knitwell and other non-profits.   Working from shopping lists provided by the non-profits, shoppers make donations to support a specific service or item, and can then in turn, “gift” that item to someone on their holiday shopping list.   Both fairs are kid-friendly and will include an opportunity for children to “purchase” items for gifting.

Hope to see you at the fair!  Or if you can’t make it, check out the websites to see how you can purchase gifts in support of area non-profits on line.

Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington

19th Annual Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair
Saturday, December 2, 12pm – 4pm
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
310 Tulip Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912-4399

Post-Fair Farmer’s Market Gift Stand
Sunday December 10, 10am-2pm
Takoma Park Farmer’s Market
Corner of Carroll Ave and Laurel Ave, Takoma Park MD, 20912

http://aggw.org/index.html

 

Gifts that Give Hope
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location:
Discovery Elementary School
5241 N. 36th St
Arlington, VA 22207
arlingtonva@giftsthatgivehope.org

Shop on Giving Tuesday!

Our friends at fibre space and Looped Yarn Works will donate a percentage of sales on November 28  — #GivingTuesday to Project Knitwell to help us share #KnittingLove with moms and dads with sick babies, men and women affected by homelessness, nurses, teens with emotional challenges, cancer patients, and others for whom knitting provides wellness, comfort, and community.  Everybody wins… you shop, you make holiday presents (or something for you!), and your purchase helps share the therapeutic benefits of knitting.  

Or if you’re done with your shopping, and just want to help share #KnittingLove, you can donate here: Share #KnittingLove

Take a Chance!

We’re raffling off two baskets on October 28 at the event we are co-hosting with author Ann Hood.

Each basket is chock full of goodies — including lots of books, yarn (including Madelinetosh, Brooklyn Tweed, Lollipop, and Mountain Colors) , knitting accessories, tea, spa and skin care products, chocolate, a private yoga class, a foot soak, and much more!

Thanks to One More Page Books, Looped Yarn Works, Second Story Knits, House of Steep,  Trade Roots, Rodan and Fields Representative Karla Conway, Ann Hood, and other donors for contributing!  Each basket valued at least $400 with more items being added daily!   All proceeds benefit Project Knitwell.   Need not be present to win.      Purchase Raffle Tickets Here!

Ann Hood is Coming! October 28

Project Knitwell and One More Page Books are pleased to host author Ann Hood on Saturday October 28 at 2 pm for a conversation about the comfort of knitting, reading, writing, and more.
Ann Hood is the author of The Knitting Circle, Knitting Yarns, Knitting Pearls, and many other fiction and non-fiction titles. She has written extensively about the comfort and inspiration that both knitting and books can provide. In Comfort, a Journey through Grief, a memoir about the sudden death of her five year old daughter Grace, Hood writes: “Knitting saved my life.”

She will read from her new release, Morningstar, and be available for a book signing.

The event will be held at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101 , Arlington, VA – in the Westlee, one floor up from One More Page.

Free and open to the public! Knitting during the event encouraged!

More info and register here!

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.

Project Knitwell at Fibernate Fiber Farmer’s Market

On March 25, Project Knitwell will be at Fibernate Fiber Farmer’s Market! Come join us to learn about Project Knitwell, check out our knitting publications and pick up a Matt’s Socks Kit.

About the event: Join Fibernate with over a dozen vendors for an afternoon of fiber love!  Our market includes vendors and fiber producers you already know and love, and highlights some new faces to our market, all offering our local best in fiber, yarn and fiber arts supplies. Admission is free, and open to the public!