Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Knight Knitters

I'm happy to announce the inaugural meeting of the Knight Knitters.
This began when I saw a notice about knitting scarves for Special Olympics kids participating in the Winter Olympics.

It began in 2009 when two gals put out a call for scarves. They ended up with 55,000 scarves.
That number has been far surpassed.

I thought it would be a great outreach project for two classes at St. James. With the go ahead from the teachers from the 5th and 6th grades I plan to teach the kids to knit and contribute.
I began with a small group today. The girls were patient and conscientious and 6 have a good start. It helped that 1 was already a pro and two others had some familiarity with knitting.
I can't wait to get the boys involved.
Here are some pictures from our effort and I hope to add more soon.

I'd like to thank the girls for their enthusiasm and the moms for their support.
I'm extending an invitation to any of you reading this to knit or crochet your contribution.
Email me with questions: adeakers2002@yahoo.com