In MadridMy name is Dina McBride and I love yarn!  I love color!  I love to knit!  I love to crochet!

When I was 4 years old my Dad taught me how to crochet.  His great-grandmother taught him how.  When I was 19 I decided I really wanted to learn how to knit – but there was no one available to teach me – so I got out the encyclopedia and learned.

But more than anyone or anything else I love Jesus.  If He can take my skill and love of fiber arts and use it to help others – than I’m in!

In Madrid

7 thoughts on “About”

  1. Thanks for doing this, Dina. Great way to get info about upcoming events and stay in touch. A tip for new knitters: find discloth patterns online and cotton yarn to practice your skills on a simple, practical project. They are quick and easy to make, and become like samplers of your work.

  2. Hi there! I just read your article in the Beaverton Valley Times. I would love to help. It sounded like you have yarn to spare for the projects and are looking for people with willing hands to knit said yarn, and that’s me! If that’s the case, please send me an email at twelvedaysold@gmail.com. I’d love to help the cause!

    • Hey Katie! Just sent you an email with the details. Thanks so much for offering – and looking forward to having you partner with us! 🙂

  3. Karoyn Lawson said:

    I have been knitting hats and scarves that I would
    like to donate to the homeless in Beaverton. Would
    you let me know where I can drop them off?
    Thank you.

    • Karolyn,

      Thank you so much! Fabulous! I’m going to send you an email and let you know about some of the options for drop-off or pick-up. Okay? Bless you!

  4. Zina Starr said:

    Are you still doing this project? I have some hats and scarves I would like to donate to your cause. Should I drop them off at Twisted again? I love making these things thinking that they will get to the kids who need them. Thanks for making that happen:)
    Is there a new ongoing project?
    And if it is possible, I could use a bit of truly beautiful yarn, if you have some donated skeins, since mostly all I have is cotton yarn and little money for the really nice yarns. Thanks again Dina.

    • Zina – yes! BSD Project continues. At the conclusion of the school year last year the number of homeless students in the Beaverton School District was above 1800. Appalling! We have also taken on providing items for the Continuing Education for Young Parents (CEYP) program at BSD – these are young ladies who are expecting babies or already have babies and/or toddlers. This program allows the girls to continue their education, bring their children to school with them where they will be able to interact with them, and it also provides vital parenting resources. Many of these girls have nothing for their babies. Anything you’d want a baby to have is appropriate to donate – from the layette up through toddler clothing and accessories.

      And yes! I have yarn! Let me know what you want! Feel free to email me at dinacmcb@comcast.net and we can talk specifics. 🙂

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