I Love Yarn Day Community Blanket Marathon 2014

Date(s) - Fri, October 10, 2014 - Sat, October 11, 2014
12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Winslow-Holbrook Square

We’re doing it again, and we’d love your company!

Third Annual “I Love Yarn Day” Community Blanket Marathon

Friday, October 10 to Saturday, October 11, 2014

We’ll be Knitting another Eight-Hands-Around blanket


Starting at Noon on Friday, October 10,  in the Winslow-Holbrook Square in down town Rockland, Maine, teams of four knitters will stitch in two hour shifts round the clock until Noon on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

When the blanket is finished, we will display it at Over The Rainbow Yarn, 18 School Street, Rockland, Maine 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.  At 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/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!

Here’s the final roster and schedule for the 2014 “I Love Yarn Day” Community Blanket Knitting Marathon, brought to you by

Over The Rainbow Yarn

Berroco and Bryson

Friday, October 10th, 12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm

Melissa Leach

Karyn Rizzo

Nancy Carr

Mim Bird

Friday, October 10th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jami Fitzgerald

Victoria Charkut

Anne Runquist

Susan Johnson

Friday, October 10th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lorain Francis

Kathleen Falato

Debbie Kalloch

Stephanie Goldberg

Friday, October 10th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Polly Peters

Rachel Jones

Joyce Burnham

Elizabeth Poisson

Friday, October 10th, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Kathy Beck

Tracy Beck

Rosalie Brady

Mary Beth

Friday, October 10th, 10:00 pm – 12:00 Midnight

Gaetane Dodge

Jenny Dreher

Katie Perkins

Christine Schreiber

Saturday, October 11th, 12:00 Midnight – 2:00 am

Felicia Feldman

Jenny Dreher

Katie Perkins

Christine Schreiber

Saturday, October 11th, 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Alice Casella

Elizabeth Poisson

Mim Bird

Jennifer Woodman

Saturday, October 11th, 4:00 am – 6:00 am

Catherine Reynolds

Beverly Ahitehouse

Elizabeth Booker

Alice Casella

Saturday, October 11th, 6:00 am – 8:00 am

Catherine Reynolds

Beverly Whitehouse

Ellen Seidman

Kaila Harris

Saturday, October 11th, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Regina Rooney

Kate Tagai

Justine Cooke

Lauren Chesis

Saturday, October 11th, 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Jade Southard

Gaetane Dodge

Fran Loring

Missy Staunton


Bookings are closed for this event.

2 Comments on “I Love Yarn Day Community Blanket Marathon 2014

    • You’re right, Kathy. It is our Third blanket. Thanks for pointing it out, and we’ll get it fixed right away.


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