We thought that other area residents may be interested in what some of the ladies on the mountain are up to on Wednesday afternoons during the fall, winter and spring months.
About 6 years ago, two neighbours, Sue Terada and Margrit Johnson got together to knit and socialize. Now there are over 20 ladies from the mountain and town that meet on Wednesday afternoons. The squares we knit are sewn together into blankets which are donated to the Safe House operated by Desert Sun Counseling, and to some other homes and agencies. Besides making blankets we also knit scarves, slippers and dish cloths. Some of the ladies knit hats for new born babies, which are donated to the Maternity ward at the Penticton Hospital. Donations have also been made to the AMCS silent auction and fire department. The group regularly brings other donations to their gatherings for the Safe House, such as toiletries, cleaning and paper products.
There are skilled craftspeople in the group who kindly and patiently help basic knitters improve their ability, even if someone has not done any knitting before, or not touched a pair of needles since Brownies or knitted that basic scarf in high school. A fine example of where neighbours become friends, this group has been particularly helpful to newcomers to the area. If anyone would like more information on the group, feel free to contact anyone of us or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , 250 495 0612
While most knitters supply their own yarn, we are putting out a request to the community. If you have or know of a supply of yarn you would like to donate, it would be very much appreciated.
For more information on Desert Sun, their website is http://www.desertsuncounselling.ca/