Many hands of Halifax knitters made fifty-three adult size hats, ten scarves, three pairs of mittens, a pair of socks, and seven pairs of slippers for the Metro Turning Point Shelter for men. Dulseigh, a knitter who started this initiative on her FB page, was hoping to get 80 hats because that’s the average number of clients the shelter hosts. I think we came really close to the goal since all this knitted goodness can keep seventy-four people warm, one way or another.
This is a collection of items for extremities. I believe they are all machine washable which makes them practical for their purpose.
Here is Don Spicer, Executive Director, holding knitters’ gifts in front of the shelter’s door. We had a chat about knitted items, and Don said that they are most appreciated because they are warm and new. It was really nice to hear that, and I would like to extend his thank you to Dulseigh, her friends, and members of Fireside Knitters group. Many hands, indeed.