Knitting in Recovery Featured in Ojai Valley News

Knitting in Recovery is featured in today’s Ojai Valley News!  Our fabulous founder, Lise Solvang was interviewed by journalist, Andra Belknap.  A snipet of the story can be read below, but we would love it if someone could snag a copy of the paper for us and send us a picture of the article.

Thanks, Ojai Valley News:

Woman finds a purl of an idea to help those in recovery help others

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Meiners Oaks resident Lise Solvang believes knitting saved her life.
She found in the early days of her sobriety that knitting provided “a meditative tool and a healing tool. It kept me busy.”
Now she’s working to share knitting as a healing practice across Ventura County through her non-profit organization Knitting in Recovery.

Find these Scarves!

Okay Ojai friends, this one is a two-fer!  Find these scarves!  We hid them somewhere around town.  Once you find them, take a picture of yourself knitting the scarf and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #knittinginrecovery .  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram @knittinginrecovery to be automatically entered into a raffle for a yarn basket of your own.

Hint: You can get a double-shot of espresso and knitting at this location!

Once the scarf is finished, it will be donated to a local charity for our less fortunate community members.

Happy hunting!

Find this Basket!

Ok, Ojai friends, you know the drill.  Find this basket!  We hid it somewhere around town.  Once you find it, take a picture of yourself knitting the scarf and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #knittinginrecovery .  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram @knittinginrecovery to be automatically entered into a raffle for a yarn basket of your own.

Hint: We’ll be sure to keep this basket’s whereabouts anonymous.

Once the scarf is finished, it will be donated to a local charity for our less fortunate community members.

Happy hunting!

Find this Basket!

Another one for Ojai folks–find this basket!  We hid it somewhere around town.  Once you find it, take a picture of yourself knitting the scarf and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #knittinginrecovery .  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram @knittinginrecovery to be automatically entered into a raffle for a yarn basket of your own.

Hint: Knitting this scarf will make you feel restored, and your appointment will be a breeze.

Once the scarf is finished, it will be donated to a local charity for our less fortunate community members.

Happy hunting!

Find this Basket!

We’ve got another Ojai basket in place!  See if you can figure out where it is.  Hint: If you come here, the rest of your day will be all booked up!

Once you find it, take a picture of yourself knitting the scarf and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #knittinginrecovery.  Be sure to follow us on at least one of those platforms at @knittinginrecovery to be automatically entered into a raffle for a beautiful yarn basket of your own.

Once the scarf is finished, it will be donated to a local shelter for our less fortunate community members.

Happy hunting!

Find this basket!

Find this basket!  We recently expanded our Community Scarf Basket program to Ventura.  This scarf basket is at our third Ventura partner business.  Hint: it’s perfect for those who like to play in the sand.

Once you find it, take a picture of yourself knitting the scarf and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #knittinginrecovery.  Be sure to follow us on at least one of those platforms at @knittinginrecovery to be automatically entered into a raffle for a beautiful yarn basket of your own.

Once the scarf is finished, it will be donated to a local shelter for our less fortunate community members.

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The basket in its location.  Take ten, or hang ten, to think about where this could be.

Happy hunting!

Find this Basket!

Find this basket!  We recently expanded our Community Scarf Basket program to Ventura, and this basket is at our second Ventura partner business. Hint: this location is quickly becoming a local favorite hang, especially after a hot yoga sesh.
Once you find it, take a picture of yourself knitting the scarf and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #knittinginrecovery .  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram @knittinginrecovery to be automatically entered into a raffle for a yarn basket of your own.
Once the scarf is finished, it will be donated to a local charity for our less fortunate community members.
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The basket in its location. Do you recognize this hang-out spot?

Happy hunting!