Knit Wits news

Just look at the collection of items donated to Senior Village. Thanks, knitters!

Just look at the collection of items donated to Senior Village. Thanks, knitters!

Carol Chiarello

It was a long hot summer and our ladies were busy knitting up items for donation to another SaddleBrooke entity called Senior Village. Our Knit Wits graciously donated several items for Senior Village to put to good use, such as for birthday lunches. The array of knitted articles created ranged from cotton dish cloths, lap blankets, coasters, back scrubbers, and necklaces to dish scrubbies, bookmarks, and shrugs. There were both male and female items in the collection. Each item comes with a tag describing what the item is, and that it was created by the Knit Wits. A fine example of “people helping people.”

Recently, we offered a workshop on hats. Some new patterns were available, and both knit and crochet were covered. There was also a demonstration of slide knitting. This is a nifty technique that allows one to use up odd leftovers in a striped way. And another option for our members recently was a lesson on seaming, to help members who had done the blocks over the last few months. They are meant to be seamed together and hopefully we can get a picture of all the afghans/throws.

Fall is here and it’s a great time to take out the needles and finish up an old W.I.P. (work in progress) or start something new. Dare I say it – time to think about holiday gifts you’d like to begin to whip up now.

Our group meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. in SaddleBrooke One arts and crafts center, room 4. Stop in and see what’s going on. There will be lots of friendly faces who will welcome you.