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Archive for December 10th, 2008

“This Group is a Lifesaver”

December 10th, 2008

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That’s the way the women at the Peitz House cancer support center feel about a different kind of support group.  While a group of about 20 women sit together knitting and crocheting, they relax with the uplifting and kind words of others who share stories and laugh.  At the same time they are making shawls, lap robes, hats, scarves, buntings and angels for the local craft fair.

“You can come here feeling so down,”one woman said,  “and it’s a real pick-me-up.”

If you’d like to inspiring stories about how knitting and crochet has been a lifesaver for others in the Lion Brand community or if you’d like to share your own story, click here.

The Generosity of Yarncrafters

December 10th, 2008

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Sunday December 7th was our very first Charity Knitting/Crochet day at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio.  We had a great turn out and everyone had a ball.

If you live in the New York area and would like to visit the Studio (34 W. 15th Street New York, NY), it’s not too late to participate.  You can still come by and pick up a folder with information and patterns.  You get 10% off on all the yarn you buy in the Studio for the charity hats and when you turn the hats in you will receive a 20% off coupon for your next purchase in the Studio as our thank you.

(For those who do not live close by, you can participate in Knit One, Save One by visiting Save the Children’s website and downloading an action kit. Also, find out more in our earlier blog post.)

Here’s a few pictures of the fun:

Here’s just one afternoon’s worth of knitting & crochet!!!