Giving Tuesday

Perhaps you've heard mention of  this.  "We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.  It’s a simple idea. Find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more."It's a lovely intention, and one that we'd like to support by drawing your attention to a project going on right here in Fort Collins.knittersOn Saturday, November 21, an 11 year old boy in our community committed suicide. He left behind his parents, 15 year old sister and 14 year old brother.Our friend Lydia Martin will be collecting 8 in x 8 in handknit squares, to seam together into what she is calling the #knitforhealing afghan for this family. She wants to give them something warm and comforting to support them through this heartbreaking time... especially as the holidays approach.Let's show them that they're not alone. We recognize that there are no words for this tragedy, but let's leave them with something to hold onto, long after the cards and meals have dwindled. Will you join us?The details:- 8 in x 8 (20.32 cm x 20.32 cm) handknit squares in any pattern and colors- Squares must be washed and blocked to measurements before mailing- Only use machine washable or superwash yarns in any weight- Be thinking of 'warmth' and 'comfort' when choosing your yarns- Squares must be finished and delivered by December 10.We'll be collecting squares in the shop and have yarn available for this project that you can use for your square.  Stop on by and let's work together to make something beautiful that will help support a family on our community.