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While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Remembering the one who taught me to knit!

Many years ago, my 6th grade math teacher, Miss Allen, at South Side School in Mishawaka, Indiana formed a small group to knit for the Red Cross.....this was in 1956-1957.

Miss Allen would supply us with the yarn, knitting needles & very simple patterns. She taught us how to knit hats,scarves, mittens, slippers & lap blankets. At the time I didn't really understand how much she was teaching us. I can still picture her white hair & how patient she was with "her girls", we would even give up recess to knit because we knew we were helping someone less fortunate than we were...they may have been in a hospital or nursing home, adult or child. We all just wanted to help the RED CROSS. This began my long term love affair with yarn.

In the past several years I have crocheted a baby afghan for every new mommy or daddy in our office & a big afghan for those people who have gotten married.

With being divorced & both of my daughters married (I have 5 beautiful grandchildren) this is my way to relax & unwind after working all day.

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