Yarn Connection’s Community Service Projects

Mary Tomasello

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

Currently, our members are focused on making knit or crochet items for donation to various service organizations. The designated groups include 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 that include notes of appreciation for our military; and Flowing Wells: baby and children’s items as well as shawls for adults. Currently, our club has donated 170 handmade items this year.

Our handmade items benefit low-income families in and around Tucson, Mammoth, the Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona, and those serving in the military. Our items are given to the Old Pueblo Knitters Guild who distribute items to the appropriate organizations.

Once again, this year our club was fortunate to receive yarn donations for our members to create many beautiful projects for donations to needy families in Arizona. We would all like to thank Janet Christensen, Kim Rice, Susan Engebretson, Sue Magic, Diane Still, and Kik Watts for their yarn donations. If anyone is interested in donating yarn for the club’s future charity projects, please contact Toni Selk at [email protected].

Yarn Connection is a casual group of knitters and crocheters of all skill levels who meet to share patterns and techniques, knit service and personal projects, and enjoy getting to know each other better. We meet on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the La Vista Room at La Hacienda Club. Come join us! Club contacts are Marlene Jolly at [email protected] or Dianne Resseguie at [email protected].