Thursday, August 23, 2012

More than knitting


Our knitting group, took a short break from knitting and donated school supplies to 130 low income kids in Hayward the day before school started. The kids were weighted down with binder paper, pens, pencils, rulers, binders, pencil boxes, glue sticks and other supplies. A local group, FESCO, generously donated new backpacks. Smiles and giggles were abundant!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Our Yarn Angel

Our knitting group was so fortunate to receive another generous donation of yarn from an anonymous donor. The colorful pastel sparkle yarns will be perfect for baby hats that we make for newborns, at our local hospitals. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Peggy has been busy!

Peggy found out that the San Francisco Kaiser Volunteers wanted to learn how to loom so that they could make baby hats for the Maternity Unit. She spent 2 hours teaching 7 volunteers how to loom. They were so excited and appreciative that she taught them and will meet weekly to work on the hats.

Peggy recently visited the Baltic Countries and happened upon the one and only knitting shop, Menita, in Helsinki, Finland.  The yarn prices were very high but the selection was beautiful and irresistible!