Knits & Pieces

Many thanks for all of the hats, mittens and scarves that have been added to the basket this fall. We have taken a total of 41 pairs of mittens and 22 hats to Walker School and WaldoCAP Head Start Program. Many adult hats and scarves went to the Belfast Soup Kitchen and you also filled TWO large boxes with adult hats, mittens and scarves, warm coats, jackets and sweaters for Triad to be distributed to senior citizens in Waldo County who are in need of warm clothing.  Hats off to you all for your generosity!

We are still collecting small sized mittens for the Head Start children, so keep your knitting needles and crochet hooks working after the holidays so we can keep those small hands warm. The children and their teachers are so appreciative! If you are need of yarn for the mittens and hats, stop into the library and help yourself to some from the basket.

Simple 2-needle mittens: 3-4 yrs,  4-6 yrs, & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. Watch cap pattern.  Bear Hat pattern.

We also collect yarn and needles for Jen Gunderman who delivers these to organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. They in turn make hats and mittens for other refugees who are in camps awaiting permission to be allowed into other countries to begin making new lives for themselves and their families.

Several knitters are getting together informally to knit (and other crafts) and chat on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 at the library. Anyone is welcome to join them.

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