Knit ‘n’ Chat
with AJ Wolff and Carol Alt
During the pandemic: We are now on Zoom and enjoying our two meetings each month. The group has grown and decided that we will continue to meet through the summer, now that distance doesn’t matter. We are
exploring new ideas to do knitting projects for social justice groups. Members are continuing to create for the Knit 4Peace organization which is
reopening in July, as well as doll making for the Bradenton Women’s Shelter.
We will meet again on July 7 th and July 21 st at 10:00am on Zoom. Please contact AJ Wolff for the link to join meetings. firstname.lastname@example.org
In normal times the meetings are monthly on the 1st Tuesday. This friendly group is a “drop in” open gathering that meets from 10:00 am to noon.
- Joint project with Lakewood Ranch UUs selling knit, crochet, and craft items at the November Farmers Market on Main Street in Bradenton for the benefit of Turning Points. This highly successful event in 2019 will be repeated in November 2020.
- AJ Wolff continues with our monthly delivery of Peace Pal dolls to Hope Family Services. The dolls are given to the children who come in the shelter as well as given to children in counseling at their schools. Annually Hope Family Services help nearly 480 women with children of which 300 are children recovering from domestic violence. The staff is always excited to see the dolls. For more information www.hopefamilyservices.org and Hope Chest Thrift Store on 8th Avenue West in Bradenton, where you can buy the dolls and other items.
- The Welcome Blanket Project www.welcomeblanket.org . We made two blankets to give to new U.S. immigrants. This is a practical gift which will also carry words of welcome and connection. Many of us knit squares which were then crocheted together for the blanket.
- Our group continues with projects sending scarves to Knitting4Peace which totaled 20 colorful scarves sent during 2019.
We have an assortment of yarns so knitters can choose the colors and textures they want. Lots of yarn has been donated and we have help for new knitters. One meeting AJ brought cotton yarn and everyone had fun making kitchen wash cloths. Our MUUF Group is listed in the National Directory 0n www.knitting4peace.com
Pictured here are some of the wonderful scarfs and hats that were sent to the Knitting4Peace organization. Our scarves with those of other registered groups will be sent on to health clinics in third world countries to be given to patients.