A few weeks ago, friend of the shop Edwina was heartbroken over the detainment of children at the border. Someone said to her with a shrug "well, what are you gonna do about it?"
Lesson: never challenge a maker.
Edwina decided she would do what she could. She would use her heart and her hands to do something for immigrant children in Texas, and children in need here in Syracuse.
On Sunday, she and nearly 20 other makers took over KGY to start sewing stuffed teddy bears for children coming out of detention centers in Texas. In about 5 hours, they created nearly 100 of these adorable little stuffies, each with a message attached.
This is Syracuse...
If we aren't complaining about the snow, we're whining about the heat.
But this time it's for real. This summer we're facing record breaking temperatures and clinging humidity. If you don't have air conditioning, you may be in trouble. And many of or friends and neighbors don't have or can't afford A/C to save them from these temps. We are not acclimatized to this.
Please check in on your friends and neighbors, especially those that may need more assistance in a crisis.
If it's getting a little too hot in your own house, come down to KGY. Hang out. Knit. Or don't. If you've seen the videos of Knit Night, you know we have lots of comfortable seating and I have a fridge full of cold water I'm happy to share. You don't even need to buy anything, I just want everyone to stay safe this summer. If you'd like to bring a snack to share, we're happy to have that too.
In other news, the anniversary party is over, but there's still lots of stuff on sale. We're about to start sharing some sneak peeks at the awesome stuff coming in for fall, and we need to make some room before all those boxes arrive! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates and watch me squeal like a child as I open boxes.
Have a safe and happy 4th everyone. We'll be closed on Wednesday, and open regular hours the rest of the week.