Nichole Hannahs

Knits Into Spring

by Nichole Hannahs on March 14, 2013 at 1:06 am

It’s a chance to knit your way into spring and help a local organization in the process.

Laura Berry is the owner of Lil Bear Knits. It’s a fair trade company that buys yarns from women in third world countries and then sends the yarns to women in Kentucky and West Virginia to be made into items. She then markets the products for the women.

"I am looking to move into this area. I am developing my business," explained Berry. "I want everyone to know I am coming here and there’s going to be a fair trade knit company in Zanesville and what better way then to assist Christ’s Table. It’s a win-win situation."

She’ll raise money for Christ’s Table by holding the "Knits Into Spring" contest. She wants local crochet artists and knitters to enter their work, which will be shown at an event in April.

"Come out of hibernation knit some fun spring colors," said Berry. "It can be anything with a spring them. It’s not just knitting. It’s crocheting and 100 percent of the proceeds are going to go to Christ’s Table."

Those interested in the contest can visit Berry’s website for complete details. The event in April will also include a silent auction, demonstrations and activities.