Annie's knitting bowl

Knitting a Good Yarn

Knitting has been on my radar ever since I received a wonderful hand-knit scarf as a gift last winter. I've come to believe that hand-knit winter accessories are imbued with extra warmth from the tender loving care that goes into the craft. So, when I caught wind of a local charity project called Streetknit, I reckoned that it is a yarn with a good spin.

The Streetknit Project is the brainchild of Sadie Lewis, who started it "at the suggestion of my partner after I dragged him to yet another yarn sale." The goal of Streetknit is to organize Toronto's knitting community to help the homeless with hand-knit scarves, toques, mittens, and more. Considering how cold it's been recently, it's a critical time to chip in.

Streetknit has established 3 drop-off points in Toronto:

The Knit Cafe
1050 Queen W, at Ossington

Knit-O-Matic
1378 Bathurst, south of St. Clair

The Naked Sheep
2144A Queen E, Beaches

All donations collected by Streetknit's winter drive will be given to homeless outreach programs throughout Toronto. For more information, visit Streetknit's blog or email them.


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