12-6-16 Knit Night 2
Knit Night 2! I know! I'm not sure anyone was positive this would work a second time... but boy did it. If you're around New York and you like drinking and crafting, think about joining our Facebook group!
This Knit Night was special for a bunch of different reasons, which I will try to detail here:
The first is that Knit Night took place the day after Alexi's birthday, so obviously we needed cake.
The second is that we had the honor of partnering with Lion Brand's Yarn Heroes Campaign. The Lion Brand Yarn Company is one of the oldest yarn producers in the United States and is still family owned. Their mission statement reads - to create a more colorful, connected and giving world. And that's what they've done with this campaign - partnered with several charities (list on the website) to accept hand knitted and crochet items alongside designers who've created free patterns to use in your donations. You can read a much more eloquent and inspiring piece from Alexi here.
Alexi brought many of her patterns to make hats and scarves for charities, and many skeins of Lion Brand yarn to work with. Many others brought yarn too. Honorable mention goes to Lisa from The Rare Creature, who brought an entire box of her gorgeous sustainably made, alpaca-ey goodness (swoons dramatically into a corner).
You can see the red above, that's my piece. I am making a Scarf for #TheRedScarfProject by Foster Care 2 Success. You can read more about the organization here, but in summary it's the largest and oldest non profit organization trying to facilitate higher education for foster youth - which includes academic and financial help, but also some of the comforts of 'home' like care packages with a handmade red scarf :). They take donations up through the 15th, so if you don't have enough time this year, I recommend aiming for even one next year!
As you can see we're busy bustling away creating and drinking and eating :). But see the cool place we're in? That's the City Reliquary. It's a neat Williamsburg-based museum with all sorts of odds and ends that make up the history of the 5 boroughs in NYC. They have the original 2nd Ave Deli sign! Does everyone know what a big deal that is?!!?!
Anywho, to wrap up, it was a wonderfully fun evening with lots of merriment and charity (and even more people than last time show up!) Here's to the next one!