Our Service Projects

  • Operation Santa for Service Men and Women
  • Squares for Warm Up America
  • Blankets for Project Linus
  • Hats and Scarves for Turning Point Shelter, Monroe NC
  • Chemo Caps & Turbans for Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews NC
  • Premie and Newborn Caps for Presbyterian Hospital , Matthews NC
  • Scarves For Mens Homeless Shelter
  • Operation Helmet Liner

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mint Hill Stitch In February 2007 Meeting

We had a dynamic Stitch In Meeting this month with great attendance. Several ladies brought a friend since it was "Bring a Friend Day." We also celebrated Valentine's Day and enjoyed wonderful refreshments and received neat favors. Shelia, this meeting was awesome; you made it special. The ladies enjoyed each other's company, shared tips and Shelia helped a brand new knitter get started casting on. Shelia's mother is now hooked on knitting and reports finishing some of her projects.

To view these other pictures click on each sentence.

Baby caps
Crocheted rectangles donated for Warm Up America Afghans
Valentine's Day Favor
February Newsletter
Prayer shawl completed by Shelia
The refreshments
Yummy treats
A knitting lesson

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Baby Caps

The Mint Hill Stitch In facilitators invited its regular attenders to knit baby caps to be donated to the Matthews Presbyterian Hospital. The response has been very great and many stitchers have turned in their beautiful work. Babies come in different sizes and we have collected baby caps in various sizes.

A big "Thanks" and our appreciation to all those who spent time knitting these precious caps. The caps will be delivered during the month of March.

Sandy found this site with a Head Circumference chart very helpful.

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The Popularity of Knitting

I get really excited when I find out a new knitting books has been added to our Library's collection. With the popularity of knitting there is a demand out there for new knitting books. I did a search and found that the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg lists 300 knitting books. New ones are being added every few months and the newest books have the most requests. Our collection has great non-fiction and fiction books. It's interesting that both knitters and non-knitters are reading the Fiction books. It would be interesting to find out how many readers who read the fiction books make the decision to learn to knit.

One of our new books "The Friday Night Knitting Club" by Kate Jacobs currently has 126 requests. Wow that is pretty neat!; if I had written this book I'd be thrilled. It's interesting that we only own two titles by this author. Her other book is a children's picture book "A Sister's Wish". The knitting genre is popular, there is no doubt about that.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Knitting Therapy for all Ages

It's never to late to learn something new, especially knitting. People of all ages are discovering and experiencing the joys of knitting.

A friend of mine shared with me today about her success in teaching her mother to knit. She went on to say she was glad her mother had not given up. It took a few lessons and she reported that her mother is truly enjoying this learning experience very much. Her mother is excited about this new nourishing skill and has already completed a project and is making plans for future projects. My friend also shared that she herself has noticed that when she knits in the evening before going to bed she actually sleeps better.

The following article written by Stacey Palevsky talks about why knitting can be beneficial and make a positive impact in someones life. To read the article click on the words Benefits of Knitting.

Benefits of Knitting