Saturday 11/10: Knit-a-Long…With A Special Theme: Friendship Dolls

Knit-a-Long (10:30-11:45 am): Knitting guru Judy Castaldi will be on hand to help knitters with projects, troubleshoot, or even teach you how to knit from scratch!  Our beloved Saturday Knitting Club meets once a month on the second Saturday of the month, from October through May from 10:30 to 11:45.  Anyone who enjoys knitting or would like to learn how to knit is welcome to come.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Start planning those winter knitting projects!  Future Knit-a-Long Dates are December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11.  

This month, we will have a visitor to our club who will share a possible project with our knitters.  Local knitter Mary-Ann Greene writes:

I’ve been knitting Friendship Dolls for Zambia kids, through Communities Without Borders (CWB), and thought our knitters might be interested in learning more. The mission of CWB is to educate orphans and other vulnerable children in Africa in order to nourish hope for a better future for them, society, and the world.  Severaltimes a year, CWB volunteers bring clothing, books, sports equipment, and these homemade knit dolls to the children:

children with knitted dolls
Children with their hand-knit “Friendship Dolls” delivered by Communities Without Borders volunteers
We’ll learn how to knit these dolls at the November ACL Knit-a-Long this Saturday
If you would like to learn how to make the dolls, they are really simple, quick to make, and all the materials are provided free.  Since the dolls can be completed quickly, they are rewarding for beginners. Knitting these dollsalso involves recycling since the yarns, stuffing, and needles are donated.  It’s a way for you to learn about another country, Zambia, and how people there live.

If you would like to learn more about these Friendship Dolls from Mary-Ann, please join us this Saturday for knitting.

By Auburndale Community Library

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