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Warm Extremities is a project of the guild that was begun for the purpose of helping the less fortunate in our area. Donated items in past years have been sent to various organizations; among them, the United Way, Bethany House, the Mother House of the Rochester Diocese, the Victor/Farmington Food cupboard, Blessed Sacrament Church, and the Albany Correctional Facility.
There are several ways in which to participate:
Also, you may:
- Donate fiber to be spun...
- Spin some donated fiber or...
- Spin some of your own fiber and donate it.
And finally, you may:
- Donate commercially-spun yarn. We prefer it to be wool only, since wool is the best fiber for retaining warmth. Because the people who receive our work have so little, we feel that opting for wool over synthetic is the right choice as it is very likely that what you give, say, for example, a scarf, may be the only one the recipient owns.
Sue Sayre has been building a collection of patterns which are available for charity knitting. That means that copies may be made of these patterns for use in charity work without violating copyright laws. Feel free to go through the patterns at an upcoming guild meeting.
- Knit, crochet, weave, felt or in some other way make a garment from the donated spun fibers or the donated commercially-spun wool yarn.
Anything for the extremities is the focus - hats, scarves, mittens, socks, gloves, slippers, though you make make any item you choose.
Donations for Warm Extremities may be made at any time, but the November meeting has traditionally been the collection meeting. The items are displayed and photographed en masse and then packaged up and mailed to the organization we choose. If you would like some donated fiber to spin, or want to make something using what has already been spun, you can pick up either fiber or yarn at a meeting.
Any questions regarding this project can be emailed to
Amy Klee, the Warm Extremities coordinator.
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Last updated: May 16, 2012