In March 2007, The Loop organized our first ever charity knit-a-thon. For 24 hours, many friends joined us to knit and crochet a mountain of hats, mittens, scarves and baby blankets for a trio of local Halifax shelters.
Some of our output from the knit-a-thon last year

Some of our output from the knit-a-thon last year

We’re ready to take on a new challenge and it’s happening this fall. On October 18th, we will be having a nocturnal knitting session to support two complementary causes. October 18th is also the date of Nocturne, a night-time art festival being held for the first time in Halifax. You can spend the evening wandering the city enjoying the many galleries that will be open until midnight, and while you’re at it, drop by The Loop to do some knitting for a good cause or two.

Late night knitting action at The Loop

Late night knitting action at The Loop

We will be making blanket squares for Afghans for Afghans, in partnership with our friends at Sunrise Mercantile in Tatamagouche. We will also be making socks and helmet liners to send in Christmas parcels to Canadian troops posted around the world.

We will accept afghan squares prior to the knit-a-thon, and afterward until November 20th. The afghan squares will be collected and sent to Sunrise Mercantile in Tatamagouche, who is coordinating a delivery to the organization Afghans for Afghans (click here for more information about the program).

We will deliver your warm wool socks and helmet liners for Canadian troops to the Military Family Resource Centre, who will pack them into the holiday parcels that are sent to troops overseas. We will need to drop these items off to the Centre by October 27th, for mailing on November 1st.

Natural fibres are preferred for both of these projects. In the next few days we will post more information about the items to be knit, materials requested by the organizations, and special discounts the Loop will provide on those materials for the knit-a-thon.

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