Yarn Connection Service Projects

Pictured is a small sample of this year’s donations and our current members. Back row, left to right: Cindy Valancius, Lydia Sparks, Diannne Resseguie, Toni Selk, Marlene Jolly, and Karin Smith. Front row, left to right: Carmen Allen, Susan Knight, Mary Tomasello, and Laurene Marshall. Not present: Debbie Cornett (Photo by Joseph Tomasello)

Marlene Jolly

Yarn Connection is a knitting and crocheting group that meets at SaddleBrooke Ranch in the La Vista Room at La Hacienda.

This year, our members decided to focus on a donation project of knitted and crocheted items for various service organizations. The groups included: Project Linus—comfort blankets and shawls for children of all ages; Navajo Project—sweaters, ponchos, scarves, hats, mittens, and gloves; Kids Closet—hats (beanies) of all sizes; Chemo Hats—children and adult hats (beanies) made with specific yarns; Operation Gratitude—scarves including notes of appreciation for our military; and Flowing Wells—baby and child items as well as shawls for adults.

Our items were donated to the Old Pueblo Knitters Guild, which will facilitate distribution to the various organizations. This year we were fortunate to receive yarn donations for many of our projects.

Yarn Connection is a casual group of knitters and crocheters of all skill levels who meet to share patterns and techniques, knit service projects, and enjoy getting to know each other better. We meet Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the La Vista Room at La Hacienda Club. Come join us!