Give Back Sunday Going Virtual This Weekend
We’re taking Give Back Sundays online! Join us this Sunday, April 12th, from 1-2:30pm for some quality charity knitting time on Zoom (link will be made available here on Sunday morning).
While we can’t be together in person, we can knit something together now that will become a beautiful donated item at a later date. For this Give Back Sunday, we are inviting you to knit a bias square (or a few!) to contribute to a patch blanket. Once assembled the blanket (or blankets) will be donated to those in need in the Downtown Eastside.
This simple nature of the bias square gives you the flexibility to use any weight or colour of yarn in your stash – you can marl, colour block or stick with a single colour. Superwash, acrylic or other yarn blends that won’t felt in the wash are recommended.
We will be using a free Ravelry pattern called ‘Any Size Any Yarn Garter Square’ by Holly Terrell for the squares to make sure that each square is similar.
Knit as the pattern prescribes until one side of your square measures 8 inches and then begin the decrease section. Voila, an 8×8 inch square. It’s easy peasy!
It doesn’t matter if you can’t make it on Sunday. We’d love for everyone to knit a bias square that can be added to the blanket(s). If bias squares aren’t your thing please feel free to contribute knit socks or hats, they are always needed and so appreciated. Bias squares and other donation knits will be collected once the store is safely reopened.
We hope to see your friendly faces on Sunday, it will be a wonderful opportunity to catch up while knitting a common project together. There is no pressure to knit a bias square, it’s just a suggestion. You are welcome to knit whatever donation project you have on your needles.
Baaad Anna’s has a long-standing commitment to serving the community. Our Give Back Sundays take place on the second Sunday of every month and we happily and gratefully collect knit, crocheted or woven donations all year round. Mark your calendars as the next ones will be happening on May 10th and June 14th.
Read more about our warm things drive in December and the impact our Give Back Sunday and volunteer knitters made in 2019.