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(Reli)ef Bear

Since the end of Superstorm Sandy,we at Chain Two have been diligently trying to see how we as the stitching community can use our passion for good!

Many have donated the proceeds from their pattern sales, others took to the needles to stitch as fast as they could.

We were lucky enough to help coordinate a stitch in at the gorgeous Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NYC. At the end of the event we had 47 hats, 40 scarves, three shawls, 6 pairs of mittens and 4 blankies!!!! Amazing job everyone. World vision was to pick them up today!!!

So our next step is to make sure that everyone knows that the relief effort is very much still happening and help is still needed!

We have partnered with a hand dyed indie yarn company called the Fiberists ( http://www.thefiberists.com) and designed a knitted bear for children effected by Super storm sandy! Many families are now displaced from their homes while the relief efforts continue. We are using the money raised from the pattern to go to World Vision and if you’d like to make a bear and send it our way we are looking to give them to children effected by Hurricane Sandy!

So what can you do;
1) Buy the pattern at: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/relief-bear
2) Make bears and send them out way, email us for the location to send them
3) Volunteer to be a drop off point for bears made in your area
4) Invite us to your guild and we will bring Reli bear patterns so we can get bears to kids!

Regards
Suzy

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How your handmade items can help those hurt by Hurricane Sandy

So what can I do as a knitter or Crocheter to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy you ask?
1) Volunteer
If you live locally the most needs now are for house demo and cleaving but not all of us can do that. You can help organize and distribute supplies out to specific relief areas
2) Cook!
Hot meals that are individually packaged are very much appreciated. If you need to find a place to give them call the local churches, libraries and rotary clubs
3) Stitch!!!
Yup that’s right the answer you’ve been waiting for! Hats, gloves and scarves are in desperate need. While we have lots of clothes these items are missing! You can donate them by sending them to Lion Brand’s Yarn Studio and they will be collected and brought to the World Vision store house to be distributed to areas most in need.

4) Buy patterns!
There are many designers donating the proceeds of some or all of their pattern sales to Hurricane Sandy Relief

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