Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Project #12: Massachusetts, The Knitting Connection

It’s that time again! Time to sharpen up those needles and dive into a new ball of yarn. Or a hank. Or a skein. Or two. Or three or four!

From 9/15 to 10/15:

This month, we are helping The Knitting Connection in Massachusetts. Here is their mission:

“No child should be without a hat, mittens, and a Christmas stocking…”
Sue A. Manning 10-29-99

The Knitting Connection’s mission is to support children and families with crafted items utilizing the artistic talents of volunteer knitters, crocheters, and quilters. We connect people from the community to support each other during their time of need. This link, from one end of the spectrum to the other, forms a bond of support, understanding, and love.

They serve newborns to age 18, and they distribute the items annually so they will be in perfect time for those in need during the holidays. Annual distribution day is always the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving.

All items that are not 100% acrylic, MUST be labeled with fiber content/type, such as 100% Wool, WOOL BLEND, MIXED (specify the mix), 100% cotton, etc…

What are we making?
Hats, scarves, mittens

Where do we send our items?
The Knitting Connection, Inc.
C/O Sue A. Manning
P.O. Box 560065
West Medford, MA 02156-0065

As on some prior projects, we did not have a direct group member doing the collection and delivery this month, so PLEASE PLEASE remember to post here in our thread when you send, and list what you are sending and how many. Also, please tag your items as “from Sharing Our Gifts” so the recipients will know from whence the items originated for their own tally purposes.


Thank you again for your participation!

IF YOU HAVE THE NEED OF YARN, The Knitting Connection can provide some yarn. I think this would mostly be available for those knitters who live in the area of the charity organization and could pick it up. Email Sue Manning at for information.

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