The YWCA contacted us because they have distributed all the scarves we’ve delivered except for 10. We need help.
If you knit or crochet, or know someone who does, this is a great time to join us!
Though we haven’t been having group meetings in months due to covid concerns, we have continued to package and deliver scarves. Those have been so appreciated by the YWCA as their work supporting people has continued in spite of the pandemic.
Any color or pattern is great, we just ask that they are acrylic yarn and 5-8″ wide and at least 65″ long.
You can contact us to make arrangements to drop off any scarves that you create.
If you happen to be looking for one and don’t know where to start, I’d encourage you to check out Yarnspirations, they have some great choices. There are lots of other great resources online, feel free to send those along as well.
Please keep in mind that just about any pattern is fine, we just need the scarves to be 5-8″ wide and at least 65 long.
One of the best things about Threads of Compassion is the people! I love the encouragement that comes from working together. Having to cancel our meetings due to social distancing requirements has been a disappointment.
So, today it was great to get together online! There were just 6 of us, but it was great to see each other’s faces and get to share about what we’ve been doing. It was nice to realize that none of us is alone in not feeling super-productive even though we have some extra free time. Somehow it’s a relief to realize that others are just kind of barely making it at times too.
We don’t know yet what next month will look like, but we do know that for now, our work goes on, scarves are still being distributed at hospitals, and survivors are still being comforted by our work.
So, please, hang in there with us. Pick up your yarn and hook or needles as you can and let’s have some scarves ready to package when we can all get back together.
It’s hard to find words to share the impact this project has had on me, and on others. I’m so thankful that my husband encouraged me to go for it and that the YWCA staff was willing to give it a shot as well.
As I look back over the year, I see that 32 different people gave scarves (well, actually more than that because 1 of the 32 was a group, the Knit Wits). Many of these are people that I’ve never met – they heard about us on the news, or from friends, or other online resources. Some have been very experienced knitters/crocheters and others have just learned—including at least one who learned specifically to help with this project. So cool!
So many people have helped make this possible, and to each of them I want to say thank you! Here’s a brief list:
Those who have knitted/crocheted a scarf
Friends and family who gave gift cards, cash, yarn, and words of encouragement