I only found out about this today, who knew? I definitely LOVE YARN. I am surrounded by it, and still want more.  I knit every day.  Sometimes a little, sometimes a LOT.

I have my favourite yarns, and then I have my not my favourite anymore yarns.  Quite often, my mind changes.  Am I fickle? maybe.


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Whether you knit, crochet, craft or just adore fiber, October 14th is the day to affirm your passion for yarn.

Show it off, tag with it, carry it, gather with friends. Declare your LOVE! Get involved.

  • Create an I Love Day Yarn badge
  • Teach someone to knit or crochet
  • Do something for charity
  • Wear a knitted or crocheted item
  • Give a gift of yarn
  • Take your yarn to work day
  • Host a yarn-a-bration party
  • Knit, crochet and craft in public

This is very fitting, as I have just agreed to help out a High School Knitting Club.   It starts next Wednesday.  I am looking forward to spreading some Yarn Love.  Especially appealing is teaching a life long skill and hobby to a group of teens.  Knitting is something you can do for yourself, or even better, for some one else.

Once we get everyone knitting,  casting on and binding off,  I expect to see some real creativity.  I look forward to a fresh take on some scarves and hats,  as it will soon be cold enough  to NEED them.  A mug cozy is also on the to do list.  The school received donated yarn, so some charity knitting as well seems to be order.

I would like to hear from others who have taught knitting to teens,  what worked, what didn’t.


Wish me luck, or better yet, come join me! I am participating in the 2011 Give A Little Knit for L’Arche knit-a-thon on Sunday, June 12 at Eau Claire Market.

You can register and donate online if you like.

L’Arche Calgary now accepts online credit card donations through CanadaHelps.org, an e-donations portal that allows donors to conveniently support us. Canada Helps instantly issues official tax receipts and funds are forwarded to L’Arche Calgary less a 3% transaction fee on a monthly basis. Both Canada Helps and L’Arche Calgary are committed to keeping your personal information secure and confidential. To make an online donation, please click on the ‘Donate Now’ button.

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Give A Little Knit for L’Arche Calgary Pledges

To pledge a knitter at this year’s knit-a-thon, click on the Donate Now button above and provide all of the necessary details.

Please specify the knitter you are pledging.

I guess you will have to send me an email at stormarela@gmail.com to request my real name!

This event looks like its going to be fun. Knitting in public AND free stuff AND it supporting a great cause. Count me in! Click here for more details.