Community Scarf Baskets, Oct 2016

October, 2016, Knitting in Recovery began another round of community scarf baskets in Ojai.  Baskets of yarn and knitting needles were placed in various locations around town along with instructions for the public to join in and help knit scarves for those in need.


There were ten scarf baskets, each with its own coordinating colors of yarn.


Together we were able to create some very unique, collaborative scarves that were donated to local shelters to keep people warm during the colder months and make them feel loved during the holiday season.

Project Understanding Knitting for Mother’s Day

Another wonderful Fundraising Event with Project Understanding and First Friday in Ventura, California. We have knitters and crocheters ranging from 8 – 60 years old. They are fabulous, and what a special community we have created with our coming together to knit and crochets. Healing, Smiles, Joy, Laughter all around. And we get to share our beautiful work, raise funds for Project Understanding and ourselves at the same time!

Turning Point Knits for babies in Alaska

We have a wonderful lady, Ladonna, who is and mazing crocheter and knitter. Her heart is so big and she is so dedicated to send off as many items as she can for the babies in shelters in Alaska. It is amazing what one person can do, and we are so very very proud of Ladonna, her continuous support to help others, and healing herself in the midst of it all!

The Blanket – Handmade Prayers

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24 HandMade Prayers become a beautiful Blanket consisting of knitted CareSquares in all shapes and sizes……(yes, all shapes and sizes:-)) and in array of colors and textures.  All the squares are crocheted together and finished with a beautiful crocheted trim around the whole blanket enveloping the warmth of all the squares.

The girls at Prototypes Women’s Center knit these prayers and donated the Blanket to Turning Point Foundation for the homeless.  In gratitude and wanting to be of service and help someone even less fortunate than themselves.

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There is a lot of love in each of these squares, along with the courage it takes for these women to conquer something new, the peace and healing that follows when they fall into a rhythm with their hands and their hearts.  The joy and laughter and shared stories that arise when we are in this room together for this one single hour.  All this transcends into the square, and then connecting them all together…all the different women, all the different yarns, all the different colors, all the different shapes and sizes……into one Blanket.

Prototypes Blanket

Little HandMade Prayers all bundled up together for someone to lay under and feel Safe and Warm.


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