KnitKnights @ Conshohocken Library

 

Meeting weekly since

January, 2006

6:30 - 8:30 pm

at

The Conshohocken Free Library

301 Fayette Street

Conshohocken, PA 19428


We welcome knitters and crocheters of all ages and skill levels, including beginners, to join us as we meet mentor learn show and share. 


KnitKnights  support charities by providing hand made items as needed. (see Album pictures)


Ongoing Supported Charities: 

  1. St. Matthew Prayer Shawl Ministry

  2. Linus Blankets

  3. Knitted Knockers

  4. Project Amigo afghan squares

  5. Wrapped in Hugs Shawls for the Gift of Life Donor Program

  6. Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice Lap blankets

  7. Ivy Hill Horses


Past Charity Projects:

  1. Knitting Peace

  2. Project H.O.P.E 5k run/walk (when we were not knitting: participation & sponsorship)

  3. Preemie Caps for HUP

  4. Caps & bags for Seaman’s Institute

  5. Helmets for the troops

  6. Gift baskets for Conshohocken

  7. Elementary PTO

  8. Burn Camp Blankets

  9. Duulan Sweaters for children

  10. Scarves for Special Olympics

  11. Booties & stump covers for Veterans

  12. Teddy Bears for first responders

Peggy O’Neill, coordinator


some of my projects


 

Conshohocken Library is a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library.

Nicholas (2 yrs.) picks up where mom left off.

Soon he could knit AND watch TV.

Mom Sandi dubs him “Mini-Mary”


Upcoming Events

Sheep Shearing Day at Peter Wentz Farmstead

This event highlights historical crafts typical of the late 1700-early 1800s. Details here. Saturday, April 21st from 10am-3pm


Allentown Fiber Festival 2018

April 14th and 15th in Allentown, PA


Bus Ride to MD Sheep & Wool Festival

The Liberty Bell Knitting Guild is running a bus to Maryland Sheep and Wool  Festival on Saturday, May 5. Cost is $45 for non Liberty Bell members. If you are interested, contact Lucia Herndon asap to secure your seat.


First Sunday at the Barnes!

Join knitters/crocheters. Just get there and ask for the knitters. It's FREE! And very cool to knit at the Barnes.

1 to 3 pm (but expandable on each end)


August 16-18, 2018

Lancaster Fiber Festival: A Celebration of Paper, Fabric, Yarn & Thread!

They are currently seeking volunteers.




Charity Projects

We have sent 26 new afghan squares to Project Amigo. Our total squares to date = 279!! Sam sends his thanks and the link to the recently expanded blanket project. Meet the new seamstresses and see the finished blankets (with so many recognizably familiar squares) here.


Find information and patterns for our current charity projects under the “Patterns & Recipes” tab above.  We collect pictures in the Albums tab/Charity Projects scrapbook. 


The students from the knitting club at Radnor Township Middle School asked for help in making Duduza [comfort] dolls for children in developing countries where the high school students travel to assist in building schools. This will be an ongoing project as UM students travel abroad every year.


Yarn Donations for Women in Need

Too much yarn? Need to destash? Consider donating to the knitting program at Interim House. A weekly knitting session is a regular part of therapy for all residents, and they rely entirely on donated yarn and supplies. They can use knit-able yarn of any thickness or fiber content and in any quantity (but clean and untangled please). Contact me for pick up and delivery.


Knitted Knockers

Note: we have a supply of prima cotton, patterns and mailing labels available for members. See Sue K or Peggy during meetings if you want to knit for a special recipient.


Joan L. sent this video from the BBC showing Kenyan women and men knitting knockers. The joy on the recipient’s face will brighten your day.