Volunteers complete knitting projects left behind by people who have passed away or are no longer able to complete them and return the items to friends and loved ones.
SEATTLE — It’s the season of giving and one Seattle woman is hoping she can give people a new sense of life. She founded an organization dedicated to helping people complete unfinished projects left behind by loved ones.
“It’s snowing outside and it’s cold most days but it makes the world a little warmer,” says Jen Simonic, bringing warmth to every seam. “It takes 35,000 stitches to make a pair of socks, so that’s the 35,000 actions you’re taking to produce this item in the hopes of taking care of someone, it’s like a miracle.”
It’s a miracle that continues to grow week after week since she co-founded an organization with her friend in September, called “Loose Ends”. It focuses on connecting people through its website to complete unfinished projects of loved ones who have passed away or who are no longer able to do manual work due to disability or illness. and return it to their intended family and friends.
“We are not curing cancer or solving hunger, but we are reminding people that there are people out there who care about strangers,” says Simonic.
Loose Ends has hundreds of volunteers known as “completers” spread across the country and around the world, making it a close-knit community of people who want to help fill the void that no one can. that was left behind.
“We have most of the provinces in Canada, we have people in the UK, people in the Netherlands, we have a finisher in Paris and a finisher in Qatar right now,” Simonic said.
She said that they don’t make any money from Loose Ends and don’t have any intention to make a profit. Simonic said families only have to pay for shipping on unfinished projects that are sent to the finishers. Loose Ends has completed 10 projects so far, but hopefully more people will reach out to feel some of the love they might be missing.
“Our main message is, you look like someone loves you, because they took the time to do something for you,” says Simonic.
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https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/seattle/loose-ends-organization-completes-knitting-projects-left-behind/281-76040967-9225-4f80-8c32-2858a7460749 ‘Loose Ends’ helps complete unfinished knitting projects left behind by loved ones