Friday, November 2, 2012

We're having a Charity Knit/Crochet/Sew Night and a Special Surprise!!!!



Jimmy Beans and Stitch Red are joining together with Random House and the Red Scarf Project to hold a Knit For Charity Night on Thursday, November 15, 2012 6-8 pm.

Come join us to knit, crochet or sew a project for charity!
Random House has put together a nationwide knit night event presenting Nicky Epstein's new book, “Knitting in Circles”, knitting for charity and support for Stitch Red. They are offering a free red scarf pattern from Nicky's book and exclusive knitting tips from Nicky herself for attendees, plus an exciting drawing for all participants of all the knit night events around the country.
 
You can knit for the Red Scarf Project sponsored by Foster Care for Success which gives red scarves on Valentines Day to college students that have grown up in the Foster care system. We are offering to collect and send in the scarves knit or crocheted before December 15th. Or, choose your own favorite charity and project.

RED SCARF PROJECT GUIDELINES:
Size: approximately 60” long and 5” to 8” wide. Scarves should be long enough to be wrapped around the neck, with tails long enough to be tied in the front.
Style: Think unisex collegiate. Fringes are optional. Your scarf should drape, tie easily and be soft.
Color: Red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, or multicolor hues including red.
Finished & tagged: Yarn ends should be securely sewn in. For a personal touch, attach a tag saying “Handmade for You” with your first name, city, and group affiliation, if any. Donors have also included washing instructions, messages of encouragement, gift cards, and more.

Double your charity giving this season by purchasing the Stitch Red book and by using Stitch Red products in your charity knitting and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Heart Truth to support awareness of heart disease in women! To see all the available Stitch Red products go to the Stitch Red website.

Enter 3 free raffles! Two raffles will be drawn during the event. Each the winner of each raffle will win copy of “Stitch Red” by Laura Zander or “Knitting in Circles” by Nicky Epstein.

The third drawing sponsored by Random House will be randomly drawn after December 15, 2012 from all entries received from all shops hosting a charity knit night! There will be two grand prizes and two runner up prizes given away!

Grand Prize will include:

  • Potter Craft Tote Bag stuffed with:
  • A *signed* copy of Nicky Epstein’s Knitting Block by Block
  • An exclusive project knitted by Nicky Epstein herself!
  • A skein of red yarn, compliments of Cascade Yarns
  • 2 Potter Craft knitting books
  • A sock knitting “deck”
  • Chocolate!

Runner Up Prize will include:

  • Potter Craft Tote Bag stuffed with:
  • A *signed* copy of Nicky Epstein’s Knitting Block by Block
  • A skein of red yarn, compliments of Cascade Yarns
  • 2 surprise Potter Craft knitting books
  • Chocolate!
And if all this isn't enough, everyone who attends this Charity Knit Night will get a special preview of our Friday Before Black Friday surprise aka "Operation Turkey Trot!"

Tours will be given to those who haven't had one and refreshments will be served. 

This is going to be so much fun so come join us!!!

Terry
 

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