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!

Find this Basket! (+Program Expansion)

Got a case of the Mondays?  Break up your routine by going on a scavenger hunt!
This year, we’re expanding the Community Scarf Basket program to Ventura!  This basket is at our first Ventura partner business.  It’s a super cozy spot with lots of goodies for you to enjoy while you knit.
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 the mural?

Happy hunting!

Donation from Twist Yarns of Intrigue

Knitting in Recovery just received yet another generous donation of tons of gorgeous, soft, and cozy yarn from Twist Yarns of Intrigue in Manhattan Beach.  We are so grateful to have such selfless community members supporting our program.

Just like any knitter or crocheter, our clients love getting new yarn.  Every time we bring in a donation, it’s like Christmas for them.  This time, some of the yarn from the donation might just be used for Christmas and holiday presents!  One of the best parts of Knitting in Recovery is that yarn donated to our clients is often used to make hats, scarves, and blankets that are then donated to others less fortunate.  It really is a community-strengthening process that spreads love to all it touches.

Many thanks again to Twist Yarns of Intrigue for the donation.

Find this Basket!

Find this basket!  We hid it somewhere around Ojai.  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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Happy hunting!

Find this Basket!

Find this basket!  We hid it somewhere around Ojai.  Once you find it, take a picture of yourself knitting the scarf and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #knittinginrecovery

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

If you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @knittinginrecovery

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Happy hunting!

Find this Basket!

Find this basket!  We hid it somewhere around Ojai.  Once you find it, take a picture of yourself knitting the scarf and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #knittinginrecovery

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

If you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @knittinginrecovery

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Happy hunting!

Community Scarf Baskets

A new round of community scarf baskets are going out!

The baskets are filled with yarn and knitting needles and are set up in various locations around Ojai.  Community members are invited to sit and knit as much or little as they would like and then leave the basket for the next person to knit along.  Knitters of all levels are encouraged to join, and all knitting stitches and designs are welcome!

Keep an eye out for these baskets around town!  Once you find one, post a picture of yourself knitting the scarf on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #knittinginrecovery

We always end up with some truly one-of-a-kind collaborative pieces:

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Once the scarves are finished, they are donated to local homeless shelters to keep our less-fortunate community members warm and loved during the colder months.

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Slippers from Prototypes

One of our clients at Prototypes Women’s Center in Oxnard made these comfy slippers for her whole family.

This client just learned to knit.  She wanted to make slippers, so she figured out a pattern for these.  Each pair took her just an evening to make, so she was able to make them for all of her family members.

After long days of group therapy, job searching, and re-educating herself, knitting is a nice way for her to wind down and knit as a way to help heal strained family bonds.

Prototypes Art Blanket

One of our clients from Prototypes Women’s Center crocheted this free-form art blanket.  She used a very mindful, meditative process.  She worked with whatever yarn was available to her and made the most of it, letting the pattern unfold as seemed fit in the moment.
Our client crocheted this blanket for herself and her children as a way to heal her relationship with her kids, stitching everyone back together, safe and warm under one blanket.
This is what Knitting in Recovery does: uses knitting and crochet to help our clients make and maintain positive changes in their lives.  It is a beautiful thing when we can see our mission being fulfilled so clearly.