Railing Redux – We Need You!

Railings redux 3

Brave Michelle, housing all those railings!

Twice in the past month KtB folks met to sort the railing covers in Michelle’s basement.

Possibly they've been multiplying at night...

Possibly they’ve been multiplying at night…

We de-tangled. We measured. We sorted. We re-bagged. There are 900 of these squeaky clean gems!

Cheryl and Michelle trying to find the ends.

Cheryl and Michelle trying to find the ends.

Now that they’re sorted, we’re wondering what to do with all these things

What do we do with it all??

What do we do with it all??

That’s where you come in!

We’re looking for folks to help us re-purpose the railings.  Here’s how to get involved:

  1. We have a deadline! We’ve been asked if we could re-purpose 70-some railings into scarves to give to YMCA residents this holiday season. (To read more: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/materials-left-over-knit-bridge-made-scarves-resid/nbjLh/) And we have a bit of a tight deadline.  We would like to embellish each scarf with Cosy’s bridge pattern and attach a recycled info card to each railing using yarn of course…
    We need your help!  Please join us Wednesday November 13th and/or Wednesday November 20th 6:30pm – 9:00pm in Sq. Hill to prepare the scarves for delivery on November 22nd.  Email us knitthebridge@gmail.com for more info.

    KtB Bridge pattern

    Cosy’s Bridge Insignia

  2. More Blankets. Some of the railings are perfectly suited for blankets.  We’ve sorted those out and are preparing “kits” so anyone can come and pick up a kit and then hand-sew the railing pieces into larger blankets that will be donated to shelters.
  3. Other Ideas – You Decide!  We’ve had some great creative ideas for using the railings covers.  Try some of these or help us come up with more ways to re-purpose them.  Did we mention we have hundreds?? So don’t be shy folks!
Railings make excellent Halloween costumes, but now October is past, try making sweater dresses or use them for your family photo like Cheryl's doing.

1. Railings make excellent Halloween costumes, but now October is past, try making sweater dresses or use them for your family photo like Cheryl’s doing.

Marty's Cat Bed will be going to the Human Society

2. Marty’s Cat Bed will be going to the Human Society

Make Dog or Cat beds.  Marty, Sally, and Susan each added their input

2. Make Dog or Cat beds. Marty, Sally, and Susan each added their input to come up with this fab design.  The size of your pet determines how many coils you need!

3. Use as a Shawl or special accessory.

3. Use as a Shawl or special accessory.

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8 comments

  1. Sorry I live out of town because I’d be glad to stitch panels together to make blankets. I think that they’d be very nice with some bright or light colors between the panels. But I know that postage on blankets is expensive, having done other mailings!

  2. Naomi Sams · · Reply

    Dear Amanda,  Would love to be able to help.  My little neighbor girl works at a nursing home and I could send some covers there, and my daughter has a house cat who would enjoy a new bed.   But,   I am in Ohio and do not plan to go to Pa. anytime soon.   There would be a problem of the postage. I wish you good luck and hope the railings will be put to good use.  Naomi  

  3. Jenny Clark · · Reply

    What about bordering the small panels with the black

    1. Have all the panels gone out? That is a good idea if KtB still has some panels.

      1. Yes Peggy, All the panels have already been distributed including the little ones.

      2. Thought so. I think the railing scarves could work well as people scarves!

  4. I’d say scarves for tall people — or anyone. I could assemble a blanket out of some if you like.

  5. Joyce Ignasky · · Reply

    If I could grab a bag, I have a group that meets Fridays and they said they would love to help. We can start with the scarves this week and I will get them back to you Wed. Nov. 20 at the Sq Hill meet. Then we can move on after that deadline.

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