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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mittens for Cheyenne River Reservation

I don't know if you heard about the miserable conditions on the Cheyenne River Reservation after a major snow storm hit the South Dakota region? I thought it was just fitting to attend my first Community Knitting event at a local yarn store benefiting the children at the Cheyenne River Reservation with knitting woolen mittens.

Two pairs ready to go

The yarn store, Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins (What a great store! Visit it if you are in the area), donated the yarn and one of their great instructors (Roxana Bartlett) provided the pattern for the mittens.

About 20 knitters of all ages and skill levels showed up (my knitting neighbor was over 80 years old!), chatting and helping each other along with the mittens. During the meeting you can ask questions and get help with some new technique, etc. then you take the project home to finish and return it at the next month's meeting.

So there will be a whole big box with woolen mittens make its way to the Cheyenne River Reservation! Yippee!

What a great way to do something you love, make something for people in need and making new friends. Perhaps I will see you at next month's meeting? The rumor is that we'll make felted slippers...

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