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Hi. I"m living in the Northeast with my supportive hubby, 2 great girls and toddler son. I run a home based business around scrapbooking and rubber stamping and love everything about those crafts! I also work p/t as a Physician Assistant in Internal Medicine...back after a 10 year hiatus to take care of the kids--loving that, too!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

K is for...knitting

A few weeks ago, my girls (along with others from their troop) volunteered to participate in a service project being run by a Girl Scout earning her Gold Award.  The purpose of her project was to teach other GS how to knit so that they could knit 8x8 squares which would then be assembled into blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. The organization she was supporting was Project Linus and you can check them out here: www.projectlinus.org.  So off we went, and my girls learned to knit.  The GS teaching them was patient and well versed in the fine art of knitting.  I didn't have a clue how to help them, but luckily, a friend of ours did and once the girls took off with knitting needles and yarn in hand, she was able to help when they ran into snafus. They each produced an interesting 8x8 square which we were all very proud of, and also helped stitch the squares together into blankets.  It was a wonderful experience and now the girls have learned a new skill that they plan on keeping up.  Here's to Girl Scouts, service, and knitting!!


Ellie said...

What a wonderful project for them to take part in! I bet they loved it.

Ellie Garratt

Jan Morrison said...

so funny! I love this and I love our synchronicity!

Belle said...

I love the photos and story. It is wonderful for children to learn to help others.