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Charity Knitting

We are now an official drop-off site for Calvin's hats.
Their story : www.calvinshats.com

Calvin's hats is a non-profit organization based in Salem, OR that offers knitted/crocheted hats to individuals, couples and families that have experienced the loss of a child born to early to survive. Each year, in the United States alone, there are approximately 2 million women who walk through the nightmare of pregnancy loss.

The patterns for the hats can be found here:
http://www.calvinshats.com/Hat-Creators-Area.html

December 2010

Hi Dear All, 

This year, like the previous years, T-SPOT will be collecting hand-made items for Secret Angels. We are usually doing baby and kids’ hats, but I am sure anything: scarves, mittens, socks etc will be appreciated.

Last two years we were entering all the donations to be judged by T-SPOT customers, and the winner got a gift certificate.

This year, following a brilliant idea of Moxie Fair Trade, we decided to do things a little differently: 

T-SPOT Charity Knitting and crochet 2010 

In the month of December you can help the Secret Angels of Nehalem in more than one way: 

  • -          Either make a hand-made gift yourself and drop it off at the shop
  • -          Or buy one of the things already made by your loyal elves Olga, Mary Lou or Sage and we'll donate it;
  • -          Or spend $100 on anything in the store and we will donate one of the baby hats to Secret Angels. 

Happy Giving Season!

Thank you,

Olga Tonjes 

T-SPOT

Yarn, Gifts and Chocolates

www.tspotshop.com

503-368-SPOT (7768)

PO box 1015

144 Laneda Ave,

Manzanita, OR 97130

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Greetings Everybody!
 
I hope this finds all of you well.
A friend of a friend of mine, who is a midwife in Portland, is going to Haiti in May to help Haitian women in childbirth. I suggested we make newborn hats for her to take there. She thought it was a good idea.
 
You can read more about Aerlyn and what supplies she will be needing on her blog
 
So..
T-SPOT will be collecting newborn and preemie hats - handmade or not. Deadline is March 31st, 2010. Please check the guidelines and suggestions below. I think that by giving the new moms something not only practical, but cute and personal for their baby, we shall help them feel better during this hard time. I hope I am right.
 
Guidelines:

-          Fingering, sport or DK weight. Sock yarn leftovers work well

-          Cotton or mostly cotton, machine washable fiber

-          Unisex

-          Newborn size, some preemie sizes would be good too.

-          Deadline is March 15th

 If you feel like writing a short wish in French, you can pin it to the hat.
 
These are free knit patterns that would work:
 

These are links to Ravelry, a Knit and crochet community online. If you are not on Ravelry yet, I can help you find these patterns if you stop by T-SPOT.  If you have your favorite pattern, feel free to use that.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-newborn-hat-in0inly

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/newborn-hat-and-sock-set

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/magic-stripes-ribbed-newborn-hat

And below are the free crochet patterns:  

During one Knit Night at Vino in 2008, Olga and her friends came up with the idea of making some kids' hats to donate to charity.  To make it even more fun, they made a contest out of this idea!

T-SPOT's Kid Hat Contest rules were:

- Please make a simple beanie style hat to fit a kid. Here are the standard sizes for your reference:

Extra Small
17"  head circumference 
Small
18"
Medium
19"
Large
20"

- You can knit it , crochet, felt it after knitting or sew it together out of felt.

- Use any yarn, no purchase necessary to enter the contest.

- Embellish as much as you want. Let's make them fun and cheerful! 

- All entries were displayed at T-SPOT, and everyone voted for their favorite hat.

Many wonderful knitters of all skill levels entered  the contest: Valerie Meckey, Karen Hirte,  Mary Gehling, Shelley parker, Christie Irvine, Sharon Spencer, Sage Walden, Lynn Palmer, Marilynn Blacketer, Cynthia Le Brun, Star Frost and Terri Desaro.

The winner of a $25 gift certificate to T-SPOT Yarn, Teas and Chocolates was Marilynn Blacketer , with Mary Gehling taking the second place and a $10 gift certificate.

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Contact us: 503-368-SPOT, Email
PO box 1015, 144 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
10 Miles South of Cannon Beach