Get crafty for charity

Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013, 9:10 am

For the past eight years, when the weather starts to cool down, the Library initiates a warm up— Warm Up Worthington.

Knitting needles with red yarnThe library's popular community service program mobilizes the community to knit or crochet 7"x9" blocks, which are sewn together to form blankets that are donated to area charities. To date, over 300 have been donated!

Whether you're new to knitting or a pro at crochet, plan to participate in Warm Up Worthington activities and help area families stay warm this winter.

Kick-off

Get Warm Up Worthington started on Saturday, September 28 during a kick-off event featuring local craft stores and organizations to whom blankets have been donated. Hands-on knitting and crochet instruction, start-up supplies and more will be offered from 2-5pm at Old Worthington Library.

Knit-Ins

Knit and crochet for a cause during Warm Up Worthington knit-ins! Bring your needles; yarn and templates for the 7" x 9" blocks will be provided. Experienced knitters will help those new to the craft.

Finishing Bee

The final event in the Warm Up Worthington series is scheduled on Saturday, December 14. Help weave blocks into finished blankets at Northwest Library starting at 11 am. If you're unable to attend the finishing bee, you may call the Library at 614-807-2626 and volunteer to join blocks any time after September 28.

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