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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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Senior Center Knitters

I joined the McMinn County Senior Activity Center in Athens, Tn when I retired 2 years ago. While I was working I was a self-taught knitter and used the "throw" method of knitting but saw Tyne Daly using a different and faster method on a Judging Amy episode. Wanting to learn this method I went to a knitting group at the "Center" to see if anyone could teach the method. Two of the ladies knew the "continental" method and got me going.

I enjoy knitting but am glad I can make more items with the faster method. We meet each Tuesday for just over 1 hour hoping to have a new person to teach but usually we just knit and catch up on what is going
on with each other. I like knitting when I travel, wait for doctor appointments, or watch tv.

I have made new friends in the group but it is rewarding to know that we are doing something good for someone else. The kids sent us thank you
letters, pictures of their group wearing the hats, and handmade thank you
cards. Our local newspaper did an article about our work.

The group of about 12 knits hats (508 last year) for foster kids, Headstart, preschool "Just 4", etc. We use donated yarn people get at
yard sales or from cleaning out "stuff"in their homes. Right now we are overloaded with black, brown, and white but we have very little of pretty colors.


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