Navajo Project Information 2010
Tucson Guild Navajo Project
We will provide hats, scarves, mittens, ponchos and sweaters for children in sizes 6-14. Items are given to a Headstart program of about 15-20 children (sizes 6 & 8) and a boarding school of about 140 students. Donated sweaters are limited to K-4 but older students receive a scarf, mittens, or a hat. Now with two guilds knitting for this cause, perhaps other grades can get sweaters, too.
They are big kids, so large sizes are needed. (Last year there was a 1st grader wearing a size 12.) Please bind off loosely for hats and sweaters. Make sleeves longer and sweaters longer in the torso to accommodate a larger person.
Use soft acrylic or wool/wool blend yarns, preferably machine washable. Chunky yarn can make a large project work up quickly; just be sure it’s soft and not itchy.
When finished: Please attach a note to your garment indicating size. This information will be used for distribution purposes.
Deadline: Monday, November 1st! The items will be delivered to the Tucson guild at the end of October. We will continue to knit for this project all year round.
Members from the Tucson guild travel in early November to deliver our handmade items to the schools. One school is located in Hardrock and the other one in Rocky Ridge, which is close by. They set up tables and then the teacher comes in with her class and the kids select their sweaters.
Any questions? Contact Cathrine McClure, Altruistic Co-Chair, cell: 602-509-3307, email: firstname.lastname@example.org