November 24th, 2008
This posting is on behalf of Kate Brundage and Shelley Obwald from the Knits for Kits group. It’s a great cause and these ladies have been meeting at our store for a while. We would love to support them as much as we can and hope that you will too!
Love to knit or crochet? Want to put your crafting skills to use for a good cause? Then gather your needles and yarn and come join “Knits for Kits (and Pups),” a charity knitting club whose express purpose is to create blankets and other cozy items to be donated to animal shelters and animal rescue organizations in the Bay Area.
We have already donated many beautifully handmade blankets to the Peninsula Humane Society, much to the delight of the cats who received them. Our goal is to knit a blanket for each adoptable cat or dog that can be taken home with the animal when he/she is adopted.
“Knits for Kits” is open to ALL knitters and crocheters. Are you a whiz with the needles? Great! Just starting out? Fabulous! Come one and come all: make friends, learn to knit/crochet or sharpen your skills, and help homeless animals in the process.
Knits for Kits (and Pups) meets on the second Thursday of each month, from 5 – 7 pm. We provide guidance and specifications for the projects in our meetings.
For those of you who want to help our cause but cannot make the meetings, feel free to knit from home! Cat blankets should be approximately 16″ x 20″, while dog blankets can be considerably larger (no size restrictions). Blankets should be knit or crocheted in a tight stitch/pattern (to prevent the animal’s claws from getting caught in the weave) and made from a washable yarn (Acrylic is great; wool is not recommended). We can arrange a way to pick up the blankets from you, or you can drop them off at the Peninsula Humane Society.
Please contact Shelley Obwald for details or questions: sobwald AT gmail DOT com or check out our web page: http://knits4kits.googlepages.com/home.
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