Knit and Crochet for a Cause

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we are partnering up with an organization here in Fort Collins called Hope Lives, to provide handmade items to those in need. Hope Lives provides free holistic wellness and lifestyle support services to women in northern Colorado who are battling breast cancer.

If you’d like to participate in this, we are collecting knit or crocheted shawls, lap blankets, fingerless gloves, socks and slippers for the women going through treatment. We have a collection basket here at The Loopy Ewe and we plan to keep the collection going through December.  You can knit with any yarn that you have handy and want to work with. Thank you in advance for anything you can knit/crochet to help!

Of course there are many wonderful agencies that would be happy to have items like this year-round, so if your time is tight this fall, we hope you’ll consider making something at another time of the year, to share with groups around you. I know many of you do this on a regular basis and are happy to be able to do it. Thank you for having such a generous spirit!

Sheri planningonmakingfingerlessmittsforthisproject


  1. This is wonderful – I love seeing people donate hand made items for a good cause! Keep up the great work Sheri & everyone who participates. 🙂

  2. Hi Loopy Friends–I live here in Connecticut. This is also DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH…….I am a domestic violence survivor. Wow, feels good to share this will all of you. No longer hiding. Anyway, while we are all knitting for a cause, could I ask a personal favor and knit/crochet one extra item for Sheri’s basket for this cause and maybe Sheri could forward them to an organization out there. Thankyou so much from the bottom of my heart. Ruth

  3. Does it have to be pink? Or just anything? I have a ton of shawls and maybe other things that I’ve knit and just packed away, never worn. I’d love to send them where they’d be used!

  4. Very good idea. There are lots of places who can benefit from handmade goods. I will be happy to participate. Sheri, do we send our items to you?
    Also- KUDOS to Ruth above for speaking out!!!!!!!!
    Maybe if Sheri does get enough items, she can divvy up between places!

  5. One of my quilting friends started a program several years ago called ‘hats for the homeless’ (also will accept scarves & mittens) . Last year they collected over 900 hats (wonder how many they’ll get this year). On Christmas Eve, they start going to the homeless shelters and handing them out.

  6. Yay! My mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor, so this makes me especially happy to see. I’ll post about it on my blog and on Examiner to help get the word out!

  7. Lisa – yes, please send them to us and we’ll make sure it gets over to Hope Lives. Mary Beth – we’re thinking the end of December, but we’ll take them at any time (even after that), as I know Hope Lives can use them any time.

    1. Does anyone have patterns to share. I knit, crochet, and quilt and would like some ideas. And would like to put my skills in action for community service Thanks!

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