The Plan

Update 2017. While we hoped we could revive this project it has not happened. If anyone is interested in taking over, please leave a comment.

Knit lots of hats and scarves for patients and survivors or breast and ovarian cancers to be donated to the Komen Foundation for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate. We fully support monetary fund raising efforts for the cure. But we also want to do something which will go directly to those who need to know there are people rooting for their health and survival. All skill levels are welcome!

Please join us! The 2011 project ends Sept. 15th.

Meet the Knitters

Lisa - I have happily picked up my needles again for the PinkKnit-A-Thon project. I've taught knitting to children at The Philadelphia School and to adults at The University of the Arts. My experiences working with knitting and children are discussed in “The Joy Of Knitting” by Lisa R. Myers.

Tara - (I'm the one without the beard) I'm a transplanted Californian who had to move east to find the joys of knitting. I'm completely hooked. My mother died of ovarian cancer and so I've always wanted to do something to benefit the women living with and surviving women's cancer. I will be using a variety of new yarns and things from my stash. Thank you all for participating!

Melanie - I live in western MA and find the long winters perfect for practicing my knitting skills, when I'm not traveling and riding my bicycle in warmer climates. I'm looking forward to the yarn exchange and the fun we will all have sharing our stashes with each other. I'm delighted to be part of this project and look forward to learning some new stitches!

Jennifer - I am from Syracuse, NY but I have lived in Philadelphia since 1976 when I came here to finish college.   I grew up in a house where both my parents were always making things - woodworking and quilting.  My grandmother taught me to knit, but I didn't really get going until I was married. Now I knit like crazy all the time - pretty much never not knitting.  I imagine we all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer.  I know a few people.  I am happy to be part of this project.

Jess - I am originally from Hamilton, NJ, a suburb just on the outskirts of Trenton. For the past three years I've been attending school in Philadelphia in the pursuit of a degree in Graphic Design. Last year Tara told me about the knit-a-thon and I told her I just needed to learn how to knit in order to do it and so now I have been knitting for just a year (and crocheting for about a month now too!). I'm excited to start working on this project again.

Cary - I grew up in Chester County, outside of Philly, and after some travelling, found myself back in the area in 2005.  It's about that time that I re-introduced myself to crocheting (first) and knitting (a couple years later).  Participating in PinkKnit-A-Thon last year was a great learning experience for me, and I'm more than happy to pick up the needles for the cause again this year.