When it’s minus something degrees outside and minus more degrees with the windchill, sitting and knitting in the warmth of your home is a good way to pass the time. Since indoor knitting is a luxury, why not throw something together for the less fortunate folks on the streets?
Founded by Sadie Lewis, StreetKnit is a program that will bring your furry, fuzzy creations to the people who are in need of warmth. Be a do-gooder and drop off knitted hats, scarves, blankets, mittens, and et cetera at Knit-O-Matic (1378 Bathurst), The Naked Sheep (2144A Queen E) and The Knit Cafe (1050 Queen W). StreetKnit will distribute the warm wearables to homeless outreach programs across the city, including Ve’ahavta and Windfall Clothing.
Not sure how to knit? It’s not hard. Start with a scarf.