Friday, October 30, 2009

close knit

I've been knitting pretty much constantly lately. Thanks in part to this.
Close Knit is a knitting and crocheting group that my sister and I started at our church. We wanted a fun, relaxing place to meet people in our church and knit with them or teach them how to knit. (And yes, a logo was very necessary!) We have had a blast! We've been meeting weekly for about a month now and have been surprised and blessed by how much interest we've had in the group. We are focusing our knitting efforts on items to donate to a local homeless shelter. This is one of my contributions.

A scarf/neck warmer with coordinating hat.

Not only are we knitting for a good cause, but I'm cleaning out my yarn stash too!

I want you all to know that starting a group like this is completely out of my comfort zone. Meeting new people and leading a group are not exactly my strong points. But it's amazing what you can accomplish when you use your passion in a way that can help others. God has strengthened my confidence and stretched me as a person and I am very thankful for this opportunity. I'm not telling you this for a pat on the back, but to encourage you to step outside your comfort zone, try something new, volunteer. You'll never regret it.


Amy Jo said...

What a great thing!! Good for you ! and it's adoreable, too!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! :) And I LOVE the name of your group! Too bad I don't knit... :)

I Am Very Mary said...

BRAVO! And did I mention BRAVO? I love to volunteer!

amandajean said...

love the logo. :)

and I'm so proud of you and Becky for starting up something like this. Good for you ladies!!!

Katherine said...

This is fantastic, Roxanne. Sharing your passion and your talents in this way deserves more than a pat on the back. How about big hugs and cheering? ;o) Seriously, I think what you're doing is wonderful and you're oh-so-right. Stepping outside our comfort zone to share and help others is so good for everyone.
ps. Love the logo.