Wednesday, November 26, 2008

CRAFTIVISM: Weekly StreetKnit SnB in the Annex (Sundays)

The snow is on the ground. The weather outside is frightening. Fresh baked knits so inviting.

This is a reminder that, yes, Streetknit is still here and going strong. And it's time to start pouring in those projects to our drop-off points. The shelters need them.



In super news: Teresa Young, our super-powered, oft-times knit instructor/facilitator/
emissary/go-to woman, is convening the first-ever weekly Streetknit SnB in the Annex. Started last Sunday, Nov. 23rd.

WHEN: Every Sunday, 1 pm - 3pm
WHERE: The Pump (map)
410 Bloor Street West Toronto (North side, near Bloor and Brunswick)

Needles and yarn available aplenty
Crocheters and knitters alike welcome
Novice instruction for beginners (both knit and crochet)
Social knitting for beginners and experts alike
Knit for Streetknit, all knit goods going directly to help keep Toronto's homeless warm this winter
Have a coffee or some finger food (alas, we can not pay for it)
and meet some tres cool neighbourhood activistas and knitters!

Questions? Like to tell us you are coming?:



The Streetknit Project founded in 2006 by Sadie Lewis in Toronto, Streetknit is again rousing the knitting communities of Toronto, hobbyists, s n' bs, society yarn-darlings, needle-clackers of all ages to put needles together and spend some time knitting some warmth into an extra scarf, maybe some toques with affectionate or somber colours, mitts, blankets, socks, even a sweater and see it reach those without home. We hear report that the kids really like it in basic black.

These goods can be dropped off at friendly-neighbourhood StreetKnit drop-off points: local yarn-knit shops Knit-O-Matic (1378 Bathurst St), The Naked Sheep (2144 A Queen St E), Sew Be It Studio (2156 Yonge St), Eugenix (99 Burlington St), Nathalie-Roze (1015 Queen St E) and The Knit Cafe (1050 Queen W). Streetknit will be distributing to homeless outreach programs all over the city, including Windfall Clothing, St. Francis Table, Scott Mission, Parkdale Community Health Centre as well as future friends PARC and Out of the Cold.

Every year people in Toronto freeze to death because they have nowhere to come in from the cold. Since 2006, Streetknit has helped inspire and organize office clubs, yarn-shop drives, knitty parties, craft drives, knitting classes for teens and adults to donate to Streetknit to do our small part to alleviate this situation, combining fun and sociability with doing good for the community. We have also inspired similar minded groups across Canada and in the States.

See our site for more details of some of these past events and drives:



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