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Christmas at Sea (October 28)

Christmas at Sea (October 28)

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Location: St. Bart's Vestry Room.

St. Bart's knitters and crocheters are invited to collaborate with the Seamen's Church Institute to knit or crochet a garment to warm mariners’ hearts and heads this winter.

Since 1898, during the Spanish American War, volunteers of the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) have knitted, collected, packed, and distributed gifts to mariners who are miles away from home during the holidays.

Knitters and crocheters may choose any of the patterns published by SCI. Please use machine-washable yarn for your projects—washable wools and wool-blends are preferred. The projects require worsted weight yarn, except for the sock pattern, which calls for sock-weight yarn.

When choosing colors, remember most mariners are men, and their work environment can get dirty. Rose, pink, lavender, and other pastels are not appropriate colors. You may add stripes to your projects, or use ombre, variegated, tweed, or flecked yarns. SCI cannot accept hats and scarves with pom-poms, tassels, or fringe as these embellishments present a safety hazard in maritime workplaces.

Hosted by Mary Abraham.
Cost: There is no cost but your donations of yarn (or contributions to the purchase of yarn) would be much appreciated.