Charity report from March 2021 (also some extra stuff I might want to put back)


Since our last report we have donated 61 items to 2 charities.

This includes 23 adult hats, 3 scarves, 4 lap blankets, 1 pair of baby booties, 5 baby blankets, 25 baby hats which gives us a year to date total of 237 items.

There are still plenty of scarf kits from Especially Handmade for You, under the table on my porch. Come by and pick up kits or drop off completed scarves at your convenience.

If you have completed your lap blanket for the Mary Crest Manor Nursing Home Project please get it to Carol Hosely ASAP. She has plenty more kits available.

Thank you to you the members for donating such high quality items – well made, nicely finished, laundered if needed and just ready to use. A credit to the guild.  We now have tags with the guild logo that you can use to tag the items you make for donation.  Feel free to add a few handwritten words of inspiration and first name of the maker.   I have the tags available on request, see me at the meeting   

Although many charities are closed please keep stockpiling your beautiful creations. I will let you know when Yarn Angels are having their next parking lot donation night. It will probably be in the Fall. They collect handmade items for many charities including veterans. This may be another option for us if you are having difficulty getting your items to the charity of your choice.

Remember to let me know what you have made for charity so it can be included in the report. Right now, the easiest way is to post it on Ravelry on the charity donations thread.

Thank you

ESSS meetings and activities:

January 15 - 10:00 am-1:00 pm - Virtual ESSS General Meeting 

January 9 -12:00 noon-3:00 pm Sit 'n Knit

 Note the time change!

If you were at our November 20 meeting you know that the Joslyn Center is now available to us for Sit 'n Knit in person.  Because Sit 'n Knit is held in the smaller room, Sarah (our fearless leader) is able to set up a hybrid get together in person and on Zoom.  Because the number of in person attendees is limited, Sarah is still working out how to allot the available spots.  Look for more information in the newsletter and Sarah's accompanying email.  There are some guidelines below that likely will remain in force.

Wednesdays- 6:00 pm-10:00 pm -WIP club (use the Daily Social Knitting  Zoom link-see below) Bring your WIP for the WIP challenge: get help and encouragement to finish (or even frog) it.

Daily Social Knitting - Details here (must log in to see)

Note that in addtion to our daily social knitting, we have Sit 'n Knit on the second and fourth Sunday of the month

Sit 'n Knit In Person-some guidelines ("rules")

The Joslyn Center is starting to open up again and we are easing back into meeting in person.  They are still a little short on staffing, so things are subject to change. They will be open on Saturday, December 12 (our usual Sit 'n Knit day) so Sarah will be at Joslyn Center in our Sit 'n Knit room.  She is currently working out a system for having a small number of people join her there (stay tuned for more info about how that will work).  For those who don't feel comfortable, she will set up the usual Zoom meeting for Sit 'n Knit (link is here).  There are a few changes from the past for our Sit 'n Knit meetings, so be sure to read the guidelines below so you are prepared for what the meeting will be like.

  • As mentioned above, note the time change

  • Masks are required as at most indoor locations in LA County

  • No food or drink is allowed--so we can't have our usual snacks.  You may bring your own water bottle but you must go outside the building to drink from it.