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!