2015 Knit Out—Charity Baby Hats

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Brookside Knits donates handmade hats to the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. We welcome all knitters to offer a helping hand.

Baby Hats

2014 Charity Baby Hat

2014 Charity Baby Hat

About forty baby hats go to Labor and Delivery each month. Last year, Knit Out attendees dropped over 100 baby hats—about one quarter of all those donated to the hospital—into the collection basket.

Free patterns for baby hats of all kinds are available on Ravelry and other sites on the Internet. Check here for links to A Few of Our Favorite Things.
The hospital, the parents, and the babies are always grateful for your donations.

Knitting a hat is not a requirement of the Knit Out. Donate if you can. We appreciate it.

New York Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck

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New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Eight knitters from our little cluster rode the bus from Emmaus to Rhinebeck, NY on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The bus trip to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival was sponsored by Conversational Threads yarn shop in Emmaus. We left at 6 AM and arrived just before 9 AM; the gates were not even open yet!

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Four of us were old hands at this trip, the other four were newbies, experiencing for the first time the fun and largeness of this wonderful festival. We walked around from 9 AM to 4 PM enjoying the booths of yarn, roving and other assorted items (jewelry, candles, maple syrup, cheese, wine, etc). In a few of the barns were the animals: sheep, alpaca, rabbits and others. We met for lunch early, as lines at the food vendors became very long! Along the way we ran into two other fellow knitters who had come separately, one with her parents and another who came with her husband. One of our knitters even ran into an old high school friend that she had not seen in 40 years! A few sprinkles chased us indoors, but generally the weather was perfect for such day. We all came home with yarn and inspiration.

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If you were not able to attend, we hope to see you next time!

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