Local Yarn Shop Classes/Charity Events
We invite all Ontario yarn stores participating in our guild discount program to post information on upcoming classes and charity events in our Ravelry Group Discussion Board. Yarn stores can link to their store website or a Ravelry group page in this thread.
The first thread is active for January - February 2016, and the next LYS News thread will be for March-April 2016. Yarn Stores are welcome to post classes or charity events that continue into other months of the year.
We anticipate that this will be a "one shop stop" for our group members to view classes or charity events that are available from our local yarn stores throughout the GTA and surrounding areas.
We made our first drop off of 24 knockers to Knitted Knockers Canada this month. They received over 300 requests for knockers during January of this year. Nancy was very appreciative and wanted to thank everyone for their contribution.
According to the sign out sheet, there are still skeins of yarn out there that were generously donated by Romni Wools and Linda’s Craftique. Since the weather forecast is rather chilly this weekend, why not stay inside and knock off a few knockers. To help inspire you, the following is a post taken from Knitted Knockers Canada’s Facebook page:
"There is something unexplainable about these knitted gifts which touches the core of a woman's being. When a breast is taken, a woman is somewhat robbed, mentally, emotionally, physically and psychologically. Thankful as I am for eleven years of life since surgery, as well as the use of a silicone prosthesis all the while, the use of silicone against the chest wall remains an aversion regardless of how many protective layers of fabric is placed in between. Like when wearing a rubber glove, freshness is hardly attainable, or only for a very short while. On the other hand, a knitted or crocheted prosthesis gives a sense of relief to the assaulted area, almost like a kiss. That it is free, underlines the empathy. After eleven years of silicone, I cannot adequately express the relief of something different. Subconsciously, I've wished for this type of solution all the while. Had no idea it was a global wish and how delivered I'd feel. Can't begin to know who to all thank, so thank you all!"