Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Maine Mitten Project Needs......

   The Maine Mitten Project is collecting some wonderful hand made donations for Maine's Homeless but we are a little off balance and could really use more mittens, fingerless, mitts or wrist warmers. 
IF mittens are not your thing, no worries! WE gladly and gratefully will accept ANY and all hand mades that come our way.

Thanks and happy creating!

This beautiful mitten was made by Marcia a Midcoast Maine, Maine Mitten Project Supporter.

Thanks Marcia!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rangeley Maine Public Library & Knitting Group Partnering with the Maine MItten Project

Martha Bicknell of the The Rangeley, Maine Public Library knitting group recently contacted me to ask about creating for the Maine Mitten Project. Yeah and thank you Martha and the Rangeley knitters! Your contributions will be greatly appreciated!

This group meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 5:30pm. Martha is inviting anyone who wishes to join them. Locals as well as vacationers are welcome!

Additionally, the Rangeley Public Library has become a local drop location to anyone from that area wishing to create items for Maine's homeless.

Located at 7 Lake St and their phone number is 207-864-5529. Items can be dropped during their regular business hours:

Tuesday 10- 7
Wednesday thru Friday 10-4:30
Saturdays from 10 till 2pm

They will be collecting hand made hats, mittens, and scarfs through early September.

Isn't this a lovely building! Thank You for your support Rangeley Public Library!

New Mitten Project Contribution in From Marshfield Hills,Mass.

Thanks to our friend Rhonda  of Marshfield Hills, Ma for the mitten donation. We appreciate it Rhonda!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Close Knit Sisters April Mitten Project Report

Cheryl & Zoe of Close Knit Sisters just sent me their monthly report. I can not believe how terrific their support has been! The Conway area has been prolific indeed! You guys rock :-)

Check out the bin of donated yarns in the photo. Go on in and and join the fun!

These are gorgeous guys! Man the Maine homeless will be well outfitted if Close Knit has anything to do with it, that's for sure.

I hope this inspires YOU to make something today!

Here is their count for April:

Mittens - 11
Scarves - 14
Hats - 43
Hat/Mitten sets - 4
Blankets - 4
Baby Bag & Hat - 1
Contributors include: 
Shelley of Fryeburg, ME
Polly of Conway, NH
Kieran of Madison, NH
Mountain View Knitters Guild
Gloria of Conway, NH
Pat Eastman: Ossipee, NH
Jean Davis of Hollis Center, ME

Total Count from Close Knit  Sisters so far:
Mittens: 77
Hats: 176
Scarves: 60
Blanket: 5
Hat/Mitten Sets: 4
Baby Bag & Hat: 1
Sweater: 1 

Rangeley Maine Public Library Knitting Group Creating for the Maine Mitten Project

Word just in from Martha of the Rangeley Maine Public Library knitting group. They are beginning to create items for our project. YEAH and thanks for your support! We will look forward to pictures of their creations and contributions.

IF anyone else out there is creating for us, please let us know. I'm still waiting to hear of details from a group in the York County schools who are also participating. Every bit helps!