FeelGood Knitting Event with Kate Jacobs!

Hey, Bostonians!  Love knitting?  Dig shopping?  Enjoy reading? Well then my East Coast friends, do I have the charity events for you!   Later this month, I’ll be heading out to Massachusetts to meet up with Friday Night Knitting Club author, Kate Jacobs at a couple of Lands’ End stores for a reading and knitting session to benefit Boston-area homeless. Here’s the skinny:
Friday, September 18th
Lands’ End Shop at Sears
Burlington Mall 
75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 
Saturday, September 19th
Lands’ End Shop at Sears
Natick Collection Mall
1245 Worcester St
Natick, MA
What to expect at both events:
Read & Meet
Kate Jacobs will discuss The Friday Night Knitting Club as well as her upcoming book release. Fans will have the chance to meet Kate, have books signed and take photos with the celebrated author.

Want to feel good about shopping and giving? For every Lands’ End FeelGood sweater purchased, the company will donate signature FeelGood yarn to One Heart Foundation’s Warming Families, a nationwide knitting charity. Lands’ End expects to donate thousands of pounds of yarn and volunteers plan to knit up to 25,000 hats and other items to warm the homeless and displaced.

I’ll be on-hand to lead a “Knit-Out”.” More advanced knitters will knit hats while beginners will learn basic stitches and will knit squares to make scarves. All items will be donated to local homeless shelters.

Win Prizes
Attendees will have the chance to win event prizes as well. Any area knitter that brings in a handmade hat for the FeelGood campaign will win also win a prize. Hat patterns can be found at

FeelGood FAQ
Q.  How can I knit for the FeelGood campaign?

A.  You can look for a local chapter of Warming Families or feel free to use your own yarn, download the hat pattern at /feelgood and submit your contributions to a local homeless shelter or Lands’ End (see contact info below).

Q.  I have my own left over yarn. Can I use it to knit for the campaign?

A.  Yes, feel free to contribute in anyway you can. You can use your yarn to knit hats for the FeelGood campaign.

Q.  How can I get FeelGood yarn?

A.  All of the FeelGood yarn is earmarked for knitters working through Warming Families and other local organizations. You can either work through a local Warming Families chapter or feel free to use remnants of your own yarn supply.

Q. When is the deadline to send in completed hats?

A. Our goal is to knit as many hats as possible by December 31, 2009.

Q. Where can I send my completed hats?

A. You can either find a local Warming Families group, homeless shelter or submit them to:

Michele Casper
Lands’ End
5 Lands’ End Lane
Dodgeville, WI 53595

Hope to see you in Boston!
P.S.  Miss my post with the scoop about the FeelGood campaign?  Read it here.