We are now an official drop-off site for Calvin's hats.
Their story : www.calvinshats.comCalvin'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:
Hi Dear All,
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.
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.
Gifts and Chocolates
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
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.
sport or DK weight. Sock yarn leftovers work well
or mostly cotton, machine washable fiber
size, some preemie sizes would be good too.
is March 15th
If you feel like writing a short wish in French, you can pin it
to the hat.
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:
- 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.