Last summer I joined the Sip n Stitch group which meets every Thursday morning at the local Presbyterian church. We drink coffee, work on a charity project of our own choosing and attempt to solve the world’s problems as we see them. :-)
They are such a great bunch of women and welcomed me so warmly that I felt at home right away. This was very special and just what I needed after leaving my wonderful friends at Stitcher's Paradise in Las Vegas.
One Thursday morning Sandra introduced me to Camp Wayiyapi and I started knitting purple scarves for them.
Camp Wayayapi is a camp in Colorado for young cancer patients between the ages of 8 and 15. Three camps are held each summer with 60 kids at each camp. The kids are divided into 6 groups (red, white, blue, purple, orange and yellow). Each child gets a scarf in his/her group color. They wear the scarves while they are there and then get to take them home. Would you believe it is harder to get people to knit in purple, orange and yellow than red, white or blue? Strange!
When I heard that Beth (another of the Thursday morning group) was collecting items for the bazaar they hold for the Catholic school each year I decided to pick up some Caron variegated yarn and make something for her too.
My first love is still cross-stitching but it has been fun picking up the knitting needles again.
Please check out Camp Wapiyapi Perhaps you too will want to pick up your knitting needles and knit a scarf for these deserving kids.