The group of eight came eager to learn with their circular needles and excitedly picked out their favorite color of yarn, which was donated by Knit Picks.
The class was led by none other than our superstar knitter Elisabeth, a student from the Children’s Day Program. She came well prepared with her enthusiasm, knitting instructions, and the printed patterns of a sweet baby hat for the club participants. After giving the initial description of how many stitches to cast on and how many rows to complete, Elisabeth personally assisted club members in executing the craft.
“I am amazed by her skill and ability to teach others. Elisabeth lights up the room as she shares her passion for knitting,” commented club assistant Tracey Ryan.
The get-together was a great success, as witnessed by the excitement on the faces of the novice knitters as they made their first stitches. Each of them was so proud of the work they accomplished in just a short time. It can be a bit intimidating to take on a new skill, but the participants were indeed up for the challenge and truly exceeded expectations. Their completed baby hats will be donated to the St. Catherine of Siena Hospital.
Thanks to Joyce Sullivan, corporate compliance specialist, and Steve Gagas, recreation therapy coordinator, for organizing this collaboration, and thanks to the knitting club members for their participation and creativity. Special thanks to Elisabeth for sharing her many talents.
We look forward to the upcoming club meetings and cannot wait to see the finished products.