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Knit In at Green Top

Saturday, May 4
Starts at 10:00 AM

Knit In at Green Top

Since May 2012 local knitters and crocheters have descended upon the Museum Square to craft items for local and national charities. Participants in the Museum’s annual Knit Ins have made hundreds of hats, scarves, blankets, shawls, soap sacks, pet blankets, and more to show appreciation for members of our community and to help those in need. With the Knit In entering its seventh year, we are taking this event outside of the walls of the Museum in the hopes of making it even more accessible to local fiber artists of all kinds. We are pleased to announce that Green Top Grocery (921 E. Washington Street) has offered to partner with the Museum and will host the remaining 2019 Knit Ins!

The next Knit In will be Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Green Top Grocery. Because space is limited, pre-registration is required. Registration is free and limited to roughly 30 people. To register for the event, please contact Candace Summers, Director of Education at 309-827-0428 or via email at education@mchistory.org.

This quarter’s featured knitting/crocheting charity is Comfort for Critters. Volunteers have been knitting and crocheting blankets to comfort homeless pets living in animal shelters across the United States for the past 10 years. While these pets await adoption, the blankets provide a comfortable bed year-round. When they are adopted, their blanket goes with them, providing them with something familiar as they adjust to their “forever family.” Local beneficiaries of these blankets are the Humane Society of Central Illinois in Normal and McLean County Animal Control in Bloomington. For more information about the project, lists of participating shelters, or free patterns to use, please visit http://comfortforcritters.org/.

Knitters and crocheters are welcome to create an item for the featured charity or to work on their own project. Feel free to bring snacks (or snag a treat at Green Top while you are there)! Beverages will be provided. Grab a friend, some yarn, and come on down to Green Top Grocery to “knit for a bit!”