Sat Feb 10 10:00:00 2018
Under the Dome Knit In growing and going strong!
Knitters and crocheters—mark your calendars for another year of Under the Dome Knit Ins! Dates for the 2018 Knit Ins will be held on Saturdays, February 10, May 5, August 25, and November 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Governor Fifer Courtroom! The Museum welcomes all knitters and crocheters to come down and create charity items or work on your own project.
This quarter’s featured knitting/crocheting charity is Little Hats, Big Hearts through the American Heart Association. Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born in February at participating hospitals. They are raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. They work with both the hospital’s Mother-Baby unit and Neonatal Intensive Care unit, so they need hats in both newborn and preemie sizes. Locally, hats will go to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center.
For more information about the project and for hat specifications, please visit http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/General/Little-Hats-….
The Under the Dome Knit In is FREE and open to everyone. Light refreshments will also be served. Just bring your own project or the materials to begin a new one. Grab a friend, some needles or hooks, and of course don’t forget your yarn, and come on down to the Museum to “knit for a bit!”
Free parking will be available at the Lincoln Parking Deck, one block south of the Museum on Front Street. For more information or any questions, please contact the Education Department at 309-827-0428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.