For the past 12 years my family and I have traveled to Vermont each summer to relax and soak in the gorgeous scenery and the wonderful spirit that abounds in that lovely green state. Here’s what Dot’s Restaurant in Wilmington looked like when we were there 3 weeks ago:
And here’s what Dot’s looked like last week (to put the flooding in perspective, normally the river level below that bridge is a good 20 feet below the street):
There are scenes like this all over Vermont – houses, bridges, roads all washed away. Many residents lost everything, and winter’s right around the corner there. Here’s a little way that we knitters can help: Warm Hats, Warm Hearts, an organization run by India Tresselt, is collecting handknit hats, scarves, mittens and sweaters to distribute to northern Vermont and upstate New York flood survivors.
You can donate any knitted item (please include care and washing instructions and please use machine washable yarns for child and baby items.) If you would like to make and donate a child’s hat, I will email you a PDF of the Momogus Knits Easy Child’s Cap
pattern for free. Just leave your email address in a comment below. There is a Warm Hats, Warm Hearts group on Ravelry
with lots of information.
Items can be sent to:
Warm Hats, Warm Hearts
c/o India Tresselt
251 Huntley Road
Westford, VT 05494
If you have questions for India, you can email her at warmhearts2ATgmailDOTcom. If you would like to donate knitted items to southern Vermont flood survivors, you can email Kelly Connaughton at kfield16ATyahooDOTcom for an address and more information.