Nicole and friends sharing a few laughs while working on projects for local gifting!'
Tis the season for gifting and we all have our favorite. Some of us love homemade projects and others prefer to shop. Personally, my favorite gifts are always those that are hand crafted. whether I am on the giving or receiving end of the project! Nicole Snow, founder of Darn Good Yarn, and some of her support staff recently visited a knitting group of seniors at The Terrace at Beverwyck’s in New York. This community group of knitters is dedicate to making baby blankets and hats, adult hats, scarves and lap blankets which are donated to local organizations. The knitters also make cat mats for a local animal shelter.
All eyes are on the bags as skeins of yarn and needles are donated to this group of generous senior crafters at The Terrace at the Beverwyck.
Learning of this group's selfless donation to the community, Nicole decided to spend the afternoon with them. Nicole found a very generous group of senior knitters that embody the spirit of her company. Darn Good Yarn sources yarns from a supply chain employing impoverished women in India and Nepal and sells re-purposed yarns online to customers worldwide.
With a surplus of wool sock yarn, perfect for hats, socks and scarves, on hand, Darn Good Yarn Founder Nicole Snow donated one hundred skeins of yarn along with needles to the residents and volunteers of The Terrace at Beverwyck in New York.
Read about this afternoon of sharing with senior knitters and see more photos in the Times Union via this link.
When Nicole learned of the knitting group at The Terrace at Beverwyck she thought their goal of providing lovingly handmade items to others in the community fit well with her belief that “good things come from good intention.” Giving comes in many shapes and sizes, knows no age or color, and Darn Good Yarn is very proud to be creating a world of giving one skein at a time (or in this case, 100 skeins at a time)!