Monday, December 22, 2014

SF Etsy Gives Back - Knitting for a Cause

Donations to St. Anthony's Dining Room for Holiday Gifts for the Homeless

Dorothy Reinhardt, of Dorothy Designs, decided to put together a little social knitting group to knit or crochet some scarves and/or hats to donate to St. Anthony's Dining Room this holiday season. We ended up with 4 scarves and around 60 hats! Dorothy was caught on KTVU Channel 2 News on Sunday, December 22 dropping off the goods. If you watch until the end of the clip, you will see a shot inside the bag of some of our hats:

Dorothy, of Dorothy Designs
gets ready to deliver the finished products 
to St. Anthony's Dining Room

Inspector Ace checks out a cute green hat
knitted by Paola Sollecito of Knits by Paola

Lauren Beckerle, of Impressions Stoneware knit 
this many colorful hats.

Marylou Muwaswes, a friend of Dorothy's from
the YMCA, knitted an impressive 33 hats!

...more from Marylou

...and even more from Marylou.

These cozy looking scarves and hats were hand
knitted by Terrie Raphael of The Curious Potter

Dorothy, of Dorothy Designs turned out one
scarf and several hats.

Happy Holiday and a big Thanks to everyone who participated! I apologize if I missed anyone's donations that were sent in directly to St. Anthony's. I know that a number of people wanted to participate, but were swamped with preparations for the big Indie Holiday Show Thanksgiving Weekend. We'll try to start earlier in 2015. If anyone wants to participate, please email Dorothy Designs 2 at We'd be happy to help with knitting instruction and to accept donations of yarn or cash donations to go towards yarn purchases. We need washable wool or wool blend yarn in colors other than: white and lighter colors.

For Spring, I'd like to knit nests for baby birds whose nests have been destroyed for WildCare in San Rafael: click here for more information.

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