For a year now, we have been knitting at Pour Decisions, 8000 – 15th Avenue NW on the second Tuesday of each month. Our 2022 production went up in to an astonishing 542 hats, 145 scarves, and 1 lap robe – a good increase over the 272 hats, 151 scarves, and 14 lap robes in 2021.
We have knitters coming to our meetings as well as those who knit at home and anonymously pick up yarn and drop off the finished warmies. There are over 40 volunteers participating in this project during the year. As well as 82 people on our mailing list. An estimate of 5 hours for each hat, 10 hours for a scarf and 20 hours for a lap robe which come out to over 4,000 volunteer hours!
Because we use donated yarn as well that from personal stashes and purchases, it’s not possible to say how much yarn we have knit up… Let’s just say it’s a LOT of yarn, time, and care that goes into making these warm items to keep our neighbors in need a little warmer during our long cold dark wet winters. If you would like to join us in 2023 please contact project leader Jody Grage