GR5: Warm Up America

Warm Up AmericaI had been trying to find an organization that would benefit from all the hard work and material that is going in to create the 12for2012 Santa Barbara Yarn Bomb and thanks to Lara, one of our yarn bomb contributors out of Macon, GA, we found it. After the bomb is defused, I will be sending all of the swatches to Warm Up America, a foundation run out of North Carolina.

Flower Knitted by Lara in Macon, GA

Flower Knitted by Lara in Macon, GA

Welcome to Warm Up America! the charity that has warmed peoples’ lives since 1991. It started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for neighbors in need. Thanks to the creativity of founder Evie Rosen who came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and then others join them together, the idea quickly caught on. Today Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country.

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of Lara and all the other 12for2012 Bombers, lots of people will be warmer next winter.

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LR4: The Yarn Bomb Community is Growing

Dany Knitting in LondonThis is Dany, a recruit from London, England knitting swatches for the 12for2012 Yarn Bomb. (You watching Big Brother on your laptop?)

Here’s a swatch I received in the mail from 3 little girls, Maddie, Mackie and Alexia in Florida. Thanks Ladies!3 Little Girls

 

 

I used all 200 yards of yarn on this 4.5′ x 1.5′ swatch. My biggest yet.I used all 200 yards on this piece. 4.5' x 1.5'

 

A YB volunteer hiked with me up to the target yesterday so we could lay out a few swatches and get an idea how much work is still ahead of us. I was pleasantly surprised, but still lots more to go, so keep them coming.YB Target

 

Loaded up again at Michael’s with more yarn!

Restocking for the 12for2012 Yarn BombWe need more knitters so get to work. Also, we need to start recruiting people to help with the actual bombing, so if you’ll be in Santa Barbara the weekend of June 9th come out and be a part of the fun. Help knit or just hang out while we do the work. Details and maybe an FB page to come.

Finally, since we’re likely to get some attention for our efforts, why not make it an official attempt to “bring attention to” a worthy cause. Any suggestions?