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Mother and daughter team knitting for Handmade

I met Robin and her teen daughter Emery at a small party at a friend's house. As our conversation developed it turned out they both are knitters and wanted to join Handmade Especially for You in making comfort scarves for abused women. They said there was a shelter near where they live and Emery is hoping to set up a program where she will teach women and children how to knit stuffed animals that they can either use as gifts for Christmas or sell. This is one of the ideas she has for her Gold Award Project for Girl Scouts, but because she is required to be 15 before she can begin her project, so working with Leslye will provide a wonderful opportunity to do something for the community until then.
Robin and Emery were looking for a summer activity they could do together, something that would give them a chance to be of service to others and enjoy their mother/daughter relationship at the same time. They both already know how to knit; Robin knits scarves and like me has run out of necks to put them on. Emery knits purses. I told her a purse is a short scarf. We all laughed and then I brought out my bag of kits. They looked at each one and carefully picked their favorite colors for their first scarves. Robin picked a beautiful sea green , and Emery chose two colors she describes as the sea and the night sky ( she is a writer/artist as well!) . I will see them again soon, receive their scarves, let them choose another kit, and keep the ball (of yarn) rolling. The need for scarves is huge and I am glad to welcome Robin and Emery to Handmade Especially for You's group of knitters.

If you're a mother with a daughter looking for a wonderful summer activity, contact Handmade Especially for You www.handmadeespecially.org or contact Leslye Borden,Founder handmade.leslye@gmail.com to find out how you can get started. We need summer weight scarves, soft yarn, 4-5 inches wide and at least 60 inches long.


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