Warm Up Sioux Fallshttp://www.projectwarmup.org
Warm Up Sioux Falls, a program of CrossThreads Fiber Guild, is an all volunteer effort that creates warm afghans for families in need. Volunteers use scrap yarn to create colorful afghans resembling patchwork quilts of many colors and textures, just as the volunteers and recipients represent the varied faces of the Sioux Empire. Warm Up Sioux Falls is part of the national Warm Up America movement. Volunteers donate their time to crochet or knit 7" X 9" sections from scrap yarn. Each month, volunteers gather to join sections into colorful afghans to warm needy families in the Sioux Falls area. Completed afghans are donated monthly to area organizations that serve families in need. Volunteers gather on the second Sunday of most months (except May) from 1:00 to 4:00 at Athena Fibers to join donated sections into afghans. Athena Fibers is located at 3915 S. Hawthorne Ave. in Sioux Falls. Volunteers can help by using their leftover washable worsted-weight yarn to knit or crochet 7" X 9" sections. Feel free to mix colors to use up odd bits of yarn. Be sure to weave in the yarn ends. It takes 63 or 72 sections to make one twin bed-sized afghan. See www.craftyarncouncil.com/warmup.html for suggested patterns. Bring completed sections to Athena Fibers.