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Capitol Hill Knitters of Doom to again decorate Cal Anderson with gifts of scarves, hats, and socks

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A Capitol Hill knitting group is growing a new neighborhood tradition “decorating” the hedges near 11th and Denny in Cal Anderson Park with scarves, hats, socks, and other items to keep people warm.

The Capitol Hill Knitters of Doom tell CHS this year’s gifts will be hung with care in the park this Friday, November 18th.

The items, most handmade, will be in plastic bags labelled with the type of item, size, and fiber. The decorating will start around 1 PM and took about a half hour to complete last year. Last year, all the items were claimed by the end of the weekend.

A big change for 2022 for the Knitters of Doom has been the decision to move the decorating day up. “We’ve changed the timing to earlier in the year to cut the association with Christmas to be inclusive, and hopefully get them to folks before the first big cold snap,” the group said.

With cold and crisp days already here, it seems like the Knitters of Doom tradition is arriving just in time.

 

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Nomnom
Nomnom
21 days ago

Fantastic, inspiring work! Thank you to this fantastic group of people!

Amanda
Amanda
20 days ago

how do i join the knitters of doom! love this project

Kristin Tolle
Kristin Tolle
19 days ago
Reply to  Amanda

We meet up weekly on Fridays, 1-3 at Optimism. Look for us on Ravelry.com.

Sue
Sue
15 days ago
Reply to  Amanda

Amanda, we also have a website: https://knitcaphill.blogsopt.com