With June quickly approaching it’s time for our annual toy drive! The past four summers L & B has been knitting, crocheting, and collecting through amazing donations, hand-crafted stuffed toys to send to the incoming kindergarten class at Positive Tomorrows, an elementary school for homeless children in Oklahoma City.
Each year we have had such overwhelming success that we have been able to donate enough toys to supply not only the kindergarten class, but also the first grade class. So this year we are once again turning to the knitting and crocheting community to help us make this year another success! As always, for each hand-crafted donation, you will receive an entry into a drawing for a $25 L&B Yarn Co. gift card.
The first in our collection is this extremely cute Jellyfish crocheted by Leslie out of 2 balls of Cascade 220 Superwash Wool. To take a look at this pattern on Pinterest just click here. We will collect donations all summer long until Friday, August 28th the day of our drawing! With so many adorable softies to choose from on Ravelry, you are sure to find one that a child will love. -B
L & B is excited to be hosting a knitting circle dedicated to supporting the 108 Contemporary art gallery in downtown Tulsa. The project is composed of knitted squares that will eventually be pieced together to create a landscape that will cover, or “yarn bomb,” the building’s façade. The project is entitled “The Unbearable Absence of Landscapes.” Please bring worsted or chunky weight acrylic yarn in blues, white, or grey and size 8 needles to read more about the project details click here.
The meeting will by held at L & B Yarn Co. Friday, May 22nd from 2:oopm-5:00pm. Materials can also be purchased here at the store but not required for you to join this circle. If you can’t join the circle but would like to participate please bring your squares to L & B Yarn and we will deliver them to the lead artist. With 800 squares already complete, 3200 more need to be collected to finish this massive yarn art project! You can get updates by going to “The Unbearable Absence of Landscapes” facebook page just click here. I would also like to say thank you to everyone who has already brought squares to the store, we have a large amount of squares collected already, so excited!! -B
There is a change in our F.E.A.T. for Wednesday, May 20th. We will now be hosting Duffers. Please come join us from 1:00pm-2:00pm. For more information on F.E.A.T. click here!
Most of our pattern books, leaflets, and magazines that are located in the classroom have been marked down to $1.00! There are patterns for hats, socks, scarves, sweaters, and much more just come in to take a look, prices are marked. We have so many patterns available you are sure to find the exact thing you are looking for. -B