Thursday, January 23, 2014

A great idea from Ottawa

Earlier this week Ottawa statues were found with scarves draped around their necks.  But this wasn't just any yarn-bombing event. Each scarf included a tag with the following note: ""I am not lost! If you are stuck out in the cold, take this scarf to keep warm!" What a great way to deal with the dreaded Polar Vortex.

Someone placed warm scarves on Monday, January 20, 2014 on each of the statues that make up The Valiants Memorial on Wellington Street.

Photo credit: Chris Mikula, Ottawa Citizen.

You can read more about the story in the Ottawa Citizen, and you can see more pictures here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Yarn bombing and hat donating

Hello everyone!

Need a little fun to lift you from your dreary January blues? It should come as no surprise that I'm going to suggest knitting as a way to help you in your search for good winter cheer.

The Burlington Art Centre is currently undertaking a yarn bombing project with the goal of creating a large cozy from knitted and crocheted squares from members of the community. Once completed, this cozy will rotate around sites in Burlington in Spring 2014.

In order to complete this project, they are asking all those who love to knit and crochet to help make squares for the cozy. You can drop off your squares at The Creative Hub (located off the Brock Lobby - the entrance by the parking lot), or you can create your squares at the Burlington Art Centre Creative Hub. Knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn are provided.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leslie Page, Curator of Education at

The Burlington Art Centre is located at 1333 Lakeshore Road near Brant Street. You can find their hours and directions by clicking here.

And now on to more knitting! Julie at The Needle Emporium is taking donations of winter hats until the end of the month. If you bring in a knitted or crocheted toque by the end of January you'll get a 10% off  coupon for a future purchase. You can find the details in Julie's newsletter. Mission Services will distribute the hats to those in need.

Stay warm, keep knitting and we'll see you on February 4th!

Monday, January 06, 2014

Urgent: January meeting cancelled!

Sorry knitters, but due to the weather our January meeting (Jan 7th) is cancelled. See you February 4th!