Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday Night Yarn Giveaway!

Last night was our weekly Monday Night Knitting Night at Terrace Lodge in Aylmer.  We always have a lot of fun but this was extra fun because we had LOTS and LOTS of yarn to giveaway!  One of our Knitters is moving and downsizing her stash so we brought it to share with the rest of the group!

We had 6 tables filled with everything from worsted weight yarns and novelty yarns to crochet cotton.  It was great to see everyone picking up arm loads of yarn or filling a garbage bag to take home for future projects.

Rebecca explained that her Mother knits dishcloths holding 2 or 3 strands of crochet cotton together and the result is wonderful.

This had everyone rushing to pick up a few balls excited to give it a try.

 Seeing all of this yarn had everyone talking about what they could knit with it and who they would knit it for.  Some Knitters were thinking of charity knitting for their church or for Keeping Kids Warm, some were thinking Christmas gifts for their families and some were thinking about knitting for soon to be grandbabies.

One of the best things about our knitting group is the diversity. Knitters range in age from 11 to 90 and all ages in between.  Meeting at a retirement home allows the Knitters who live there to join us. I am sure that they don't get out to a yarn shop as often as they would like so we brought the yarn to them.  As we were leaving for the night a nurse commented that the ladies were thrilled with all of their new yarns.  As a Knitter it makes me really happy to know that the excitement of getting new yarn and all the possibilities of what that yarn could be doesn't fade after many years of knitting and it makes me extra happy to know that we brightened their day with yarn :)


Minding My Own Stitches said...

What a great idea - meeting at a retirement home. Lots of the residents probably don't have easy access to transport, so bringing the fun to them is very thoughtful!

Now I have to try knitting a dishcloth with several strands of crochet cotton held together!

Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right about the thrill of a new ball of string! :)

Kepanie said...

This looks fun!

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