Wool Gathering

The Heart of Riverdale Community Centre, located at 38 Lewes Boulevard, is a unique location in Whitehorse. Involvement of community members across generations is the focus of the centre. There is programming to nurture children and youth as well as adult programs.

I have been asked to speak about The Sock Project – 2017 Canada 150. I have been knitting for many years. It was only 15 years ago, though, that a very kind school volunteer, Rose, taught me to knit socks. So… my plan to celebrate Canada’s rich knitting history unfolds. I have visited every province and territory. I have lived in Manitoba, Nunavut and Yukon. I am looking for sock yarns and patterns which make me think of special places in Canada.

I am planning some knitting demonstrations in 2017. Check out the The Sock Project – 2017 Canada 150 on Facebook. Follow my sock knitting adventure across Canada to celebrate the country’s birthday. While I see The Sock Project as an art adventure, I am also encouraging local knitters to knit socks for Sticks Strings and Stewardship. Jo Stewart has graciously donated sock yarn. It will be available at The Wool Gathering.

All are welcome to come to the Wool Gathering, and there will be a potluck lunch so if you can bring a snack to share, great. Please come with or without snacks or a yarn project. Please come and connect to your Whitehorse community dedicated to sharing craft, knowledge and friendship.

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