Go Purple!

Click for BabiesGo purple for a chance to win a $50 gift card!
We’ve teamed up with the Click for Babies campaign and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to help prevent infant abuse.
Knit or crochet a newborn baby hat using any shade of soft, baby-friendly purple yarn, drop it off at SWAK and we’ll enter you in a drawing to win a $50 SWAK gift card. One entry per hat!
These hats will be given to newborn babies in November and December to help educate parents about the Period of Purple Crying, a normal but frustrating period of increased crying all infants experience in the first few weeks and months after birth.
Free baby hat patterns to knit and crochet are available on their Stitchers Club website, along with their guidelines.
Our deadline for drop off is Saturday, September 26th so you have plenty of time.

oinpOrange is the new Black Purple
If you love the idea of making things for charity but don’t have the time, I have a deal for you. We have a group of incarcerated men who knit and crochet for charity that we send yarn and supplies to from time to time. They have specifically asked for patterns, both knit and crochet. I think they’ve grown tired of the few they have to choose from.
crazyeyesIf you have yarn and old patterns you are looking to re-home, please drop them off at the shop and we’ll send them along to the prison chaplain. We’re going to put some purple yarn and baby hat patterns in their box so they can hopefully participate in the Click for Babies campaign too.
I know inmates aren’t as warm-and-cuddly as cute little babies, however their charitable efforts do help others in need.
I have Crazy Eyes and Taystee at the top of my Netflix cue. Hoping Mr. SWAK gets the poppin’ the corn because I plan on spending the evening on my couch with my favorite female inmates tonight!

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