Knit-In for Orlando this Saturday

If you’re looking for a dry place to knit in public for World Wide Knit in Public Day, come on over to SCRAP!

This Saturday, from 12-5 pm, SCRAP will be hosting a “craftivism” event to raise funds for the Pulse Tragedy Community Fund. This fund was set up by the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida to support victims of the recent shooting, and their families, with counseling services.

Bring your own projects and materials, or shop the SCRAP store beginning at 11 am.

“…let’s raise money to benefit those affected by this tragedy while also making things of beauty in each other’s company.”

I will be there, offering free knitting help from 1-3 pm.  And, I’ve knit this scarf that will be raffled off during the event.  I used my Beach Gallery Scarf I pattern, and a whole lot of leftovers.

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The studio is in a state, with all the yarn I pulled out last night, but I managed to knit this without buying a single inch of new yarn.  That kind of stash depth is what you can achieve with 30 years of dedication.  🙂

And, I knit it on a really nice Knitter’s Pride Dreamz circular needle, which I bought at SCRAP for $3.  Because SCRAP is like a thrift store for art and craft supplies:

“a donation-based creative reuse store and donation center in Southwest Portland. Along with the ever-changing and diverse store items, SCRAP also provides a range of educational opportunities within the community and hosts local reuse-based artists in our Re:Boutique.”

You’ll find “all kinds of reused materials for arts and crafts—plus school, office, and party supplies. We also offer a small collection of new and necessary items, like glue and foam brushes. Our inventory changes constantly so you never know what you’re going to find! The hunt is part of the fun.”  It’s one of my very favorite places in Portland.  Hope to see you there!

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