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!