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Charitable Knitting
Created By: Renee Spiess

I just read Michelle's article about Charitable Knitting, it made me think of my own story.



I have been a crocheter for over 38 years. My mother taught me to crochet when I was 8 during a blizzard. We were stuck in the house for a couple of days. She taught me to make granny squares. Our goal was to make the ugliest granny square. As any of you know...it is almost impossible to make an ugly granny square. But at the end of the blizzard, we put all of the ugly granny squares together and made the most beautiful afghan.



Two years ago, I decided to teach myself to knit. I went on the Lion Brand website and clicked on the learn to knit link. I started with scarves, and shawls, then hats, then mittens and socks. I had so much fun, but realized I was creating way more then what I could ever give to family and friends. I talked to several women at my church and realized that this knitting thing really was addictive. There were more women in the same boat that I was, wanting to knit, but nothing to do with all the things we created.



Then it came to me...our church supports several missions, but two of them always needed clothing and other essentials. I suggested that all knitters and crocheters in the church get together and have a knit-in. One Saturday we got together and knitted as many hats and mittens as we could. We also announced it to the people in our church who couldn't make it to the knit-in, but still wanted to participate. It was a great hit. Several people in our mission had beautiful hats and mittens to keep them warm over the cold winter months.



I have already been approached about doing the same for this year. I know that all of the knitters and crocheters gave with joyful hearts.



This year our knit-in is going to include all the churches in our community.


 
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