“I Love Yarn Day” 24-Hour Community Blanket Knitting Marathon
Date(s) - Fri, October 13, 2017 - Sat, October 14, 2017
Over The Rainbow Yarn
This year’s blanket marathon will be our Sixth Annual “I Love Yarn” Day 24-Hour Community Blanket Knitting Marathon
“I Love Yarn” Day is an annual event promoted by the Craft Yarn Council in which yarn crafters are encouraged to “stitch it forward” and teach their craft to a newbie.
We’ll be setting up shop under a tent on the corner of Park Street and Main Street in Rockland and knitting a single blanket in 24 straight hours with 4 people at once in 2 hour shifts. All you need to know in order to participate is the knit stitch, so no worries about your knitting skill level! We promise you’ll have a blast and maybe meet some new people – both knitters and curious passersby!
The event will begin at 12 noon on Friday, October 13th and end at 12 noon on Saturday, October 14th.
During the Blanket Marathon, participants and the public will be able to vote on their favorite local charity organizations by dropping off dry or canned food items in bins representing several possible organizations. All of the donated food will ultimately be given to Rockland’s AIO Food Pantry. Feel free to represent your favorite local charity with t-shirts, signage, or whatever you like while you’re knitting!
After the Blanket Marathon, we’ll be selling raffle tickets to benefit the charity that was chosen during the event, and one lucky winner will get to take home the blanket.
Sign up by selecting your chosen shift below or by adding your name to our sign-up sheet at the shop. Feel free to come for several shifts. There’s no cost to participate – this is a charity and community-building event!