Calling ALL Knitters and Crocheters, grab your needles and hooks, some yarn, a friend or two, and come and knit for a bit!
The first Knit In of 2024 will be on Saturday, February 17, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Normal Public Library in the Café area. Parking is available in the Library's lot or the parking garage next to the Library. Knitters and crocheters are welcome to come and create charity items or work on their own projects in the company of like-minded crafters.
This quarter's featured charity is the Red Scarf project, sponsored by the Foster Care to Success: America's College Fund for Foster Youth.
Since 1981, Foster Care to Success has helped over 50,000 young adults in foster care achieve success in education via financial backing for college through scholarships and grants, care packages, family-like encouragement, academic and personal mentoring, and help with internships and employment readiness skills.
On Valentine's Day each year, Foster Care to Success sends care packages to college students in foster care nationwide. Handmade scarves by knitters and crocheters are included in each care package and become treasured keepsakes for students for many years.
The scarves can be any shade of red, including red stripes with other colors, or multicolor hues, including red. The scarves should be unisex, 5 to 8 inches wide, and 60 inches long. For more information about the Red Scarf Project, click here.
Mark your calendars for the rest of the 2024 Knit Ins, which will be held at the following locations on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.:
May 11 at Bloomington Public Library
August 3 at Illinois Art Station
November 16 at the Museum
Questions? Contact the Education Department.