Hello my friends,
I have received a letter from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic asking for donation of knitted items. Hooray! That means people who are interested in socks, hats, scarves, and mittens know who to ask. Below please find the letter and see if you want to contribute to the cause. Thanks.
Knitting for the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Christmas Shoebox Program
Every year, the Maritime Museum partners with the Halifax Mission to Seafarers during their annual Christmas Shoebox program. The mission provides care packages to mariners during the holiday season. This year the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is asking local knitters to knit hats, scarves, mittens and socks for our visiting seafarers who often come from warmer climates.
The museum is asking for knitted items with the following guidelines:
- Machine washable yarns (acrylics, superwash wool and wool blends)
- Given that the work environment on board ship can get dirty, we ask that items are not knit in pastel colours
- Stripes are acceptable, as well as variegated, tweed, or flecked yarns
- No items with pom-poms, tassels, or fringe as these embellishments are a safety hazard in maritime workplaces
Knitted items can be dropped off at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The museum also welcomes donations of:
- Wrapped hard candies (no chocolate)
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Shaving cream
- Playing cards
- Mementos from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Canada.
For more information, contact:
Jason Climie, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic