Friday, December 17, 2010
Merry Mittens Project Progress ... and a Button Bag!
Adrianna and Allison's Merry Mittens Project is off and running, with more than 20 pairs completed at HomeConnection alone! Oak Harbor elves have created warm woolen mittens in all colors and sizes. We will pick up more mittens from Oak Harbor Knits on Monday, where other elves have been hard at work. Then, the girls will stuff the mittens with personal toiletries and deliver the mittens to the homeless in Seattle during Christmas week.
True to the spirit of Everything But The Oink, spare sweater sleeve pieces were used to create ear warmers and watch caps also.
They are also now starting this project at a knitting store in Everett, to serve the homeless in that community. This is a very rewarding project, and one in which many can help by sewing up a pair of mittens in an afternoon or evening.
I also finished the purple "button bag" and am posting pictures of the completed project. I will list it on Etsy (Spin A Yarn) and the proceeds will help purchase more supplies for the Merry Mittens Project and fiber arts education for youth on our island. I am volunteer teaching a Fiber Friends class (sampler in fiber arts) this next semester, and am always available to teach (for free!) to youth on Whidbey Island. I also hope to start some recycled fiber arts classes for adults (for a reasonable fee) after the first of the year.
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My next project will be a bag with lots of fiber rosettes on the bag, and maybe a few buttons too. I found some great vintage buttons this week to add to my collection!