Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30pm
As many knitters already know, knitting is therapeutic for the body, mind and soul. It also creates a social opportunity for people to connect. Many New Mainers encounter challenges transitioning from danger in their home countries to unfamiliar communities in Maine. Some were avid knitters but needed to leave everything behind and do not have the resources to purchase new supplies.
Donations are being requested for New Mainers. Jennifer Gunderman from Liberty is a faculty member at the University of New England. She works closely with organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. Jen plans to be at Knit Knight to talk about what she does. If you have yarn and needles you would like to donate, please bring them to the library Knit Knight or before December 13th.
In October, Sue Chapin delivered 21 pairs of mittens so children will have warmer hands when it’s cold outside. Keep knitting those mittens and hats and drop them off at the library for the children at Walker School and WaldoCap Headstart.
Simple 2-needle mitten patterns: 3-4 yrs (2), 4-6 yrs., & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. Here is another Stockinette Watch cap pattern.
Knit Knight is scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of every month so that people can plan accordingly.
Several knitters are getting together informally to knit and chat on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 at the library. Anyone is welcome to join them.