Tuesday, August 17, 2010

KnitHope: A Local Project for Those Who Love to Knit and Crochet

August 15 - October15

KnitHope collects and distributes hand knit or crocheted scarves to those in need in our local Pittsburgh community. These handmade items send a much-needed message to those who may be struggling, that people in their community care about them. The scarves go to the homeless, to people in recovery programs and to families struggling to make ends meet.

Northland Library is serving as one of the scarf collection sites. KnitHope works with The North Hills Community Outreach and Light of Life Mission to distribute the scarves to those who need them most.

Knit or crochet a scarf approximately 60 inches long by 5 inches wide, any color, that can go to a man or woman. Use any variety of yarns except wool or mohair. Place your scarf in a zip top bag and drop it in the scarf box on the library's lower level between August 15 and October 15.

For more information about the organization's projects and their Knit-Along events, go to KnitHope's website: www.knithope.org

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