USING NEEDLES, HOOKS, AND YARN
TO CREATE COMFORT AND WARMTH FOR OUR COMMUNITY
We are currently working to build up our collection of blocks to use for our Hospice Shawls. We welcome any color knitted or crocheted blocks (7x9) with the greatest need for lighter or neutral colors to incorporate with some of the "orphan" or single blocks left in our current collection. See more below.
In addition, we are again making hats (newborn sizes) for the UNC hospitals.
First Wednesday of each month (2:00 - 4:00 pm)
in the Commons
Third Monday of each month (7:00 - 8:30 pm)
What do we do at Community Clickers meetings???
We met in the commons on July 7. Susan Blanchard, Susy Hafer, Barbara Bibb, & Barbara Seufert attended. We were able to design 1 shawl using our stash and blocks sent in by Rita White. Judy Leinhas made a donation of her yarn stash. (Thanks Judy!!) There is some weight 5 that can be used for scarves for our Homestart donation in December. Other colors and skeins can be used for blocks or baby hats. Pick up some from the Clickers box in the Commons to work up blocks, hats, or scarves. While meeting, Susan and Susy worked on blocks for shawls and Barbara & Barbara each worked on a baby hat. We currently have 21 baby hats and 9 shawls to prepare for delivery over the next month.
See all for the August meeting on the 4th, which is the birthday of the US Coast Guard.
Wednesday June 2 we met in the commons. It rained during the meeting, although it was only enough to dampen the outside. It was nice to meet inside on comfortable chairs and out of the weather. Rita White, Susy Hafer, Susan Blanchard, Barbara Seufert, and Barbara Bibb attended. Two completed shawls were displayed. We designed 4 shawls. A couple of these shawls were made of of blocks created by a single person. Rita took the shawls to sew together. We collected another set of 5 baby hats. Our block collection is scant. If you are willing and able, create a couple of blocks to add to our stash so that additional shawls can be created. Block directions are found on this web page. Looking forward to see folks at future meetings.
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: All in-person meetings at Community Church are suspended until further notice. We will resume this schedule when possible. 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 met the goal and delivered 30 new shawls to UNC Hospice Home in 2019. Unfortunaletly, due to miss counting we were one shawl short of the 2020 goal of 30 shawls. We plan a 30 shawl goal for 2021 and will will add in the extra missed 2020 shawl, by delivering at least 31.
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.
Baby Hats delivered to UNC in October 2020
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/.