One of our residents, Madge, began teaching other residents how to knit and found that although many people wanted to pick up knitting or crocheting again, their dexterity had changed as they aged. She put on her thinking cap and decided to try working with quick knit rods which requires yarn wrapping around the rod and makes beautiful newborn size caps and baby blankets. The first sample cap was given to resident Earl’s new great granddaughter and was a perfect fit.
As interest in the group grew, so did production. St. Anthony’s Hospital received 35 hats and three blankets. Mountain Midwifery in Englewood was given the next box of caps and blankets.
“We are a productive bunch,” said Madge, when asked about the group. They are currently working on fall caps in “Bronco colors” to sell at the annual Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center Craft Show scheduled for October 24, 2015. The craft show will be in the lobby from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Proceeds from the cap sales will be used to purchase yarn in baby colors, and of course yarn donations are always welcome.
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