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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Knitting with the Roller Derby Girls in Minneapolis

Roller Derby GirlsDo you think you have to be a little rough around the edges to hang out with the Minnesota Roller Derby Girls (MNRG)?
Think again.
Many have a much softer side and that involves knitting. So if you are a MNRG fan, you can catch up with them each month at Crafty Planet, a local fabric shop located in Northeast Minneapolis, where they hold a monthly knitting session for charity.
Knitting for charity with the Roller Derby Girls started in 2004 when Roller Girl, Norah Torious' mother was diagnosed with cancer and had to go through chemo. Norah decided to knit her mother a hat. Other crafty people in the league thought making soft, warm hats on a regular basis was a good way to help other cancer patients.
Every month during their home season, the Roller Derby Girls gather with other knitters at Crafty Planet to make hats for charity. Once completed, they attach a tag identifying that the cap was knit by fans of the Minnesota Roller Girls. Hats are then sorted into two groups: those soft enough for cancer patients are donated to the Fuel Your Fight Foundation and hats that are not are given to the St. Paul Salvation Army. read more .....
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