Over a Mile of Yarn

If you were to lay out, end to end, all the skeens of yarn piled high in the office of BLC volunteer Coordinator Lisa Browns office it would go for at least a mile. That’s a mile of beautiful, high quality, donated yarn. For the past couple of months volunteer knitters have been busy turning all this yarn into scarves, hats and mittens for BLC members.

Just some of the 54 scarves

So far the knitting group has created 54 scarves, 18 hats and 3 pairs of mittens.  These aren’t just your regular, run of the mill winter scarves either. These scarves, crafted with love by BLC volunteers, are cozy, stylish and full of color! We’ve got ones with fringe, ones with ribbon, ones with patterns and other with spirals and bobbles. They are each truly works of art!

Volunteer, Leona used her immense talents in crochet to make 9 scarves, 19 hats, 1 pancho, 1 baby blanket and 1 purse. BLC staff have been modeling her creations around the Center for weeks. They

Leona's crochet creations

are all quite colorful and definitely warm.

On Saturday, December 19th the BLC will host its annual family holiday party. The scarves, hats, mittens and accessories will be given away to BLC members and their loved ones. With the rapidly dipping temperatures the warmth of a new scarf or hat will mean the world to a BLC member on those chilly days walking over the BLC for lunch or dinner.

We still have at least….3/4 of a mile of yarn left. So if you would like to get in on the fun and knit some of your own creations for BLC members contact Lisa Brown, BLC Volunteer Coordinator at 617-236-1012 ext. 227 or lbrown@livingcenter.org

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