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GETTIN' KNOTTY GUILD

Do you like to knit or crochet? The Austin Humanists at Work’s Gettin’ Knotty Knitting Guild is here to give a little bit of our homes to people experiencing homelessness. If you want to knit or crochet washcloths, hats, scarves, gloves…, you’re in the right place. A washcloth can speak volumes to someone who has limited access to necessities and even more limited access to luxuries. The best way to stay in the know is to join the ATXHAW Gettin’ Knotty FaceBook group.

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THE AUSTIN KNITTING AND CROCHETING MEETUP GROUP

Looking for a group to knit/crochet with? We're a group of enthusiastic knitters and crocheters. Some of us are brand new to the hobby and others of us are seasoned veterans. We welcome new members of any age, gender or ability! In fact, we intermediate and advanced knitters and crocheters are more than delighted to help out those getting started. Our Meetups are pretty simple. We sit around, talk, work on whatever we've brought that day and usually munch on something. We've got more Meetups than you can shake a stick at.

Visit their webpage for a current list of Meetup locations and times: https://www.meetup.com/austinknitting/.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS SCARVES PROJECT

The 2020 scarf theme is red, white, and blue! Scarf dimensions are approximately 6 inches wide by 60. Scarves can be made in any pattern and can be knitted, woven, or crocheted. These scarves are a beloved part of the event and mean a great deal to the athletes. Gauge has a list of appropriate yarns that we carry at a variety of price points and are happy to help you select your yarn for this wonderful project!

Scarves may be dropped off to Gauge at any time through Jan. 15th, 2020.

Mention you are creating a scarf for the Special Olympics and receive 10% off your purchase of materials for that scarf.

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KNITZVAH

Since 2007, the Knitzvah Project provides special, personalized, and practical gifts for families in need and members of our community who are homeless. They accept knitted/crocheted hats, scarves, toys, gloves/mittens, as well as blankets or throws. To find out how you can use your love of knitting or crocheting to help make someone in need feel special, or to be added to the Knitzvah mailing list, please contact Knitzvah organizer Joan Edelstein at knitzvah@gmail.com. More information is available at https://www.bethshalomaustin.org/action/knitzvah.

Knitzvah donations may be dropped off at Gauge Nov. 1st through Dec. 8th, 2019.

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KNIT/CROCHET YOUR BIT

You can help the National WWII Museum honor all veterans by Knitting Your Bit — in this case a simple, but cozy, scarf to be donated to Veterans Centers across the United States. Knit or crochet any of the patterns they have on their webpage, bring them to Gauge, and we will mail them to the Museum in New Orleans. For more information on the program, visit their webpage: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/programs/knit-your-bit.

This is an ongoing project and Gauge accepts donations all year round.