Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Welcome, Winter 2017-18!

Welcome to the season for all things wooly and warm!

We have had oddly warm weather throughout the autumn. (Again.) We have been warned that much colder winds will blow in by the end of the week. It looks like we will finally return to more seasonable temperatures. Nighttime lows in the teens, daytime highs in the 30s. Time for wearing, knitting, and sharing warm woolens.

Once again we are happy to deliver your donations to three locations in Portland: the Family Shelter,  Greater Portland Health's Park Avenue clinic, and the Frannie Peabody Center.  What do we need? We welcome any donations of new, handknit or crocheted clothing or blankets. Hats, mittens, scarves, small blankets, socks, vests, whatever you enjoy creating. Hats and mittens will always be at the top of the list, as being out in our climate without them makes the simplest task so very unpleasant. We are often asked if clothing made with fiber other than wool is acceptable. Yes! Although wool is warmest, there are people who can't wear it, and people who can't work with it.

I am grateful for the blessings of a warm home and ample warm clothing for winter weather. I am also extremely grateful that so many of you share your blessings with others by donating to Nest. Please know that your thoughtfulness and generosity mean the world to those receiving your donations.

I wish you a wonderful winter season, and a healthy, happy 2018.