If you knit, crochet, quilt or sew, or would like to learn a craft – you can use your talents for outreach. We are trying to start a crafters group to make items for people in need. These include items as easy to do as making seven-by-nine inch knit or crocheted rectangles to make into an afghan – only 49 rectangles make an afghan for an adult, 25 rectangles for a lap-robe or an infant’s blanket.
There are simple patterns to make hats for infants and toddlers who would otherwise not have a warm head covering. There are many hat patterns for children and adults who are undergoing chemotherapy. Prayer shawl ministry is another way to help those who need our prayers and comfort.
Right now several of us are knitting little hats for the pediatrics ward at Glens Falls Hospital. The hospital likes to give something soft and cuddly to all their patients so the hats can be in sizes for babies all the way up to teen-agers. A few of us are trying small stuffed animals for the hospital, and we are also looking into making cancer caps for the oncology ward. Of course, we are still knitting prayer shawls and afghan squares as well.
To date, the Knit Wits have sent about 650 100% wool troop caps to soldiers deployed from local areas to war zones. We have also distributed countless caps, mittens, scarves, blankets and stuffed toys to Glen’s Falls Hospital, Open Door Ministry, North Country Ministry, and prayer shawls for victims of domestic violence.
The Knit Wits meet year round on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 at Cafe Vero, 1 Canada St., Lake George, NY.
If you would like to join us, please drop in. If you do not wish to knit, you can socialize with us, or we can give you beginner lessons. All are welcome!
If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 518-668-2001 or e-mail us at office.stjameslg.com.