Using needleS, Hooks, and yarn
to create comfort and warmth for our community
Can't knit or crochet? We will teach you!
Have leftover yarn or needles/hooks you no longer use? We will take them!
Block: 7" x 9" (18 to make a shawl) - Be sure to leave 18" yarn tails at opposite corners so that we can sew blocks together to make shawls.
Yarn: Washable, acrylic, worsted weight (#4). No wool or animal fibers.
Knitting Patterns (click here)
Gauge: 5 stitches = 1 inch
Crocheting Patterns (click here)
Gauge: 9 stitches = 2 inches
Meetings: Not required, but if you would like to click together, come to the Commons Area from 2-4 pm on the first Wednesday and/or the Straley Room from 7-9 pm on the third Monday of each month.
Tabling: Check the Weekly Announcements to find out when we will have a table in the Community Room during coffee hour.
Shawls: We deliver shawls to UNC Hospice Home in Pittsboro, NC. We delivered 10 in 2016 (after starting to meet in May) and 20 (plus one to Duke Hospice and one to Charles House) in 2017. We met our goal of delivering 30 shawls to UNC Hopsice in 2018, bringing our 3-year total to 60! We plan to deliver 30 new shawls to UNC Hospice Home in 2019.
Block Donations: You can make blocks (7" x9" with two 18" yarn tails) at home and share them when you are ready!
They can be dropped off when we table or in the Clickers Box in the Commons Area.
The Spiritual Practice of Knitting and Crocheting
(Borrowed from ERUUF's Clicking for a Cause Page)
A spiritual practice is a regular activity that you use to come closer to life's mystery and to touch the "heart spaces" within you. While their hands are busy, some Clickers think about the people to whom their project will be presented. Others use the time to focus their minds and hands on the rhythm and motion, simply settling into the process of creation. Others say silent prayers. Some Clickers, especially knitters, like to use patterns in mutiples of three stitches—three being a sacred number in many faith traditions. "Clicking" is an opportunity to grow in spirit while creating gifts of comfort and love.
More information can be found at http://www.eruuf.org/Caring/clickers.html
For more patterns and information about block ministries, visit the Warm Up America website at: http://www.warmupamerica.org/.