Knit Around the Clock!

On May 7th, we’ll open our doors at 6 a.m. and chase the last brave souls out at 11 p.m.  It’s time for Knit Around the Clock!  This annual event is a fundraiser in support of Committed Knitters, a heartwarming outreach project which makes weekly visits to Cook County Jail.  By teaching women inmates to knit, the program not only gives them a useful skill and productive, enjoyable pastime, but also helps them build confidence and self-esteem.

But this isn’t just a feel-good event -— it’s a feel-wonderful event!  Come for the knitting, come for the raffle, come for the commemorative T-shirt, come for the laughter and the food and the energy of dozens of people all crafting together for a good cause.  Stay for an hour, or stay till we have to lock the doors.  Bring that project you’ve been meaning to finish, and see it through with the encouragement and advice of a roomful of skilled crafters.

The registration fee is modest: $30 until April 23rd, and $35 thereafter.   Donations to Committed Knitters to continue their good work are also most welcome.

Hope to see you then!

10 Replies to “Knit Around the Clock!”

    1. Hi Niki!
      Sorry you couldn’t join us for Saturday’s Knit Around the Clock event, it was a lot of fun and a wonderful way to support this important program.
      Donations are always welcome. This year, Jo Anne started a fundraising campaign on something called “Go Fund Me” — a number of people have donated through it. Or if you prefer, you can mail a check, written out to Committed Knitters, to us at Yarnify! and we will give it to Jo Anne (she is here most Wednesdays and Fridays).
      Thanks for your interest and we hope you will join us next year!

    1. Hi Dolores,
      No, this year the event is on Saturday, April 29th. We have Save the Date cards, but haven’t seen the registration forms yet. I believe you can also register online (they have a FB page).

    1. Hi Joan!
      Thanks for suggesting the use of PayPal for registration fees. It’s my understanding that the group tried to use a Facebook website that would have enabled payments (of various types), but the fees for using that approach were higher than the group was willing to pay. Maybe we’ll have more options in 2018.

    1. Donations of full skeins of yarn, in good condition, are always welcome. Wooden or plastic needles are also acceptable (the group is not permitted to bring metal needles into the jail, for security reasons).

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