Changing our March Meeting Date

Due to the wintery weather and icy road we are rescheduling our March Work Day. Instead of meeting today we will be meeting Sunday March 10th.

Whether you can come for a few minutes or stay for quite awhile, we hope to see you there!

Join us in March!

Our next Work Day is Sunday, March 3rd and we’d love for you to join us.

We’ll be meeting from 2-5 pm in room A123 at the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond to work on scarves, visit, and package completed scarves.

Please stop by for a few minutes or the whole time, whatever works best for your schedule.

Whether you can knit or crochet or help package the scarves we’d love to have you join us!

Join us Sunday

Join us Sunday!

This coming Sunday, February 3rd (yes, we know there’s a big football game happening that night) is our next Work Day. We’re looking forward to getting together and sharing pattern ideas, crocheting and knitting, and packaging scarves.

We always welcome newcomers. Whether you can stay for a few minutes or a few hours, we’re glad to have you join us.

We’ll be in room A123 at the Memorial Road Church of Christ (2221 E. Memorial Rd.) in Edmond from 2-5pm.

Working together

We are nearing the beginning of our 10th year serving together!

Amazing, huh? When we began back in 2010 we had no idea what to expect. I am so thankful for the countless volunteers who have participated in this great work of offering comfort to survivors of sexual assault in Oklahoma County!

Some people have been able to volunteer a time or two while others have been contributing for months or years. Some have given scarves and others have given yarn or funds to help with packaging costs. Some have worked on the website and others have worked on packing the scarves. Some have joined us at Work Days and others have donated at the State Fair or simply dropped off scarves.

With so many of us working on this project together in so many different ways, we wanted to share a few reminders, some “housekeeping” kind of things that can help us continue to work together to offer great comfort. Please take a moment to look over the suggestions below and let us know if you have any questions.

  • Please use acrylic yarn.  This helps avoid allergies and allows the scarves to be washed without much special care.
  • Please create a scarf that is 5 – 8 inches wide and 65 inches long. This helps ensure that it’s a size that can be worn by most recipients, and it helps with packaging and storage. (ones larger than this are difficult to package)
  • When changing colors please use a method that allows you to weave in about an inch of yarn, rather than tying a knot in the yarn and clipping the ends close.  Ones that have been tied have come untied, both in the laundry, and with use over time. 
  • At the beginning and end of your scarf please weave in the ends. There are lots of great tutorials online about how to do this, but if you’re looking for a simple diagram, The Crochet Guild of America has a great diagram of this on their site.

Again, “thank you” to those that have participated with us in the past. And, “welcome” to those who are thinking about joining us. We’d be grateful for your partnership, in whatever way you can participate.

Beautiful work!

We are so grateful for everyone that participated with us at the Oklahoma State Fair this year.

We received a beautiful variety of knitted and crocheted scarves.

If you weren’t able to see the display at the fair, check out the photos below to get an idea of how it looked.

Thanks again! We’re already planning for next  year. Join us if you can!

Two More Weeks!

Have you been thinking about entering a scarf in the Oklahoma State Fair, but just aren’t sure? I totally understand -before this option to enter a scarf as a donation to Threads of Compassion my last fair experience had been as a kiddo in 4-H.

I was surprised at how fun it was to see my item on display at the fair! So, whether you want to go see it on display or are just willing to donate, we hope you’ll join us this year.

This could be a great opportunity to try out a new pattern or do one that you’re really familiar with, all are welcome and appreciated.

There’s still time to register, and even more time to complete your scarf.

Registration deadline: 5pm August 15th.

Scarf deadline:  September 9th. (If you want us to deliver them we’ll need them by September 7th)

Join us at the 2018 OK State Fair

We’re excited to be included again in the Oklahoma State Fair Creative Arts Competition!  This is the 3rd year we’ve been included as one of the charity competitions.

You can enter the fair and make a donation to Threads of Compassion OKC at the same time! There are even ribbons for the top 10 in each category.

There’s no cost to you to enter, and we’ll even deliver the scarf for you if you’d like. If you’d like us to deliver your scarf, go ahead and enter online and then contact us to make arrangements.

The registration is all online this year. It’s quick and easy to do. The division for Threads of Compassion is 3574.

Registration is open now until 5pm on August 15th.

Supporting Survivors

The Fearless K is this coming weekend and you can participate!

There’s still time to register and help support the awesome services the YWCA OKC provides.

This event has previously been called the 5 Minute 5 K. This year it has a new name, and a few new options.  There’s the Kiddie K, a 3K fun run/walk,  a 5K run, a 5 K with obstacle course, and a no K option – Snooze for SSAM (sexual assault awareness month).

So, whether you want to run or walk, or just support the cause, we hope you’ll join our team!

 

Planning for 2018

We’re getting ready for next year! We’ve looked at the calendar and done our best to stick to our 1st Sunday of the month schedule, working around holidays. We also take a break in July.

If you’ve been wanting to come to a work day but weren’t sure you wanted to give it a whole Sunday afternoon, no problem! It’s totally fine to stop by for just a few minutes of our time together, whatever works best for your schedule.

And, if you have a kiddo or 2 you need to bring, that’s ok too. Just be sure to bring something to keep them entertained while we’re all together.

Here are the dates, please join us when you can:

  • January 7, 2018
  • February 4, 2018
  • March 4, 2018
  • April 8, 2018
  • May 6, 2018
  • June 3, 2018
  • August 5, 2018
  • September 9, 2018
  • October 7, 2018
  • November 4, 2018
  • December 2, 2018

A preview

It was so neat to see all these scarves on display at the Oklahoma State Fair! We hope that each donor knows how much we appreciate their gift. We’ll be admiring them, photographing them, and packaging them at our next work day, Sunday 10/1. Join us if you can!

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