5th Annual 24-Hour Community Blanket Knitting Marathon
Date(s) - Fri, October 14, 2016 - Sat, October 15, 2016
We’ll be knitting another eight-hands-around blanket for 2016!
Starting at Noon on Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Winslow-Holbrook Square in down town Rockland, Maine, teams of four knitters will stitch in two hour shifts around the clock until Noon on Saturday, October 15, 2016. We’ve scheduled this event in conjunction with “I Love Yarn Day”, on October 15th!
When the blanket is finished, we will display it at Over The Rainbow Yarn, and we will raffle it off. Raffle tickets will be available during the Marathon, and at Over The Rainbow Yarn and other locations until Rockland Main Street Festival of Lights (Thanksgiving weekend). After The Festival of Lights, we will draw the winning raffle ticket and one lucky recipient will go home with a beautiful blanket.
While the stitchers are stitching, local non-profits will be accepting votes in the form of non-perishable food items placed in their decorated boxes in the square. The non-profit with the most food items (by number not weight) will receive all the proceeds from the raffle. All the non-perishable food will be given to the AIO Food Pantry.
It’s a win/win/win! AIO gets the food, a non-profit gets the money, somebody who will love it gets the blanket, and we get to knit! It’s truly a community event.
You can sign up for more than one shift if you like. Only the most basic skills are required. If you know how to work a knit stitch, you’re in. Just one note of warning:those who knitted the Marathon last year had such a good time, they are already flocking to sign up for a shift, so sign up early. You won’t want to miss it!
Thanks to Berroco Yarn for donating the yarn we’ll be using to knit the Community Blanket this year!
Please Note: We’re offering sign-ups both online and in person. We’re synchronizing our lists daily, but it is possible that a spot which appears to be available is not available. We’ll contact you, if this occurs.
This event is fully booked.