Monday, June 4, 2012

Finch Students

What an exciting year this has been teaching 5th grade students at Finch Elementary how to knit!  This is the second year Yarns of Hope members volunteered their time teaching during the students' recess break throughout the school year.  Organized by Becca Masters, she helped schedule time between the class as well as volunteers.  There were several consistent students who took up the craft and stayed all year learnng how to make squares.

This year, there was a specific goal in mind when teaching the students how to knit: how to give of their time and talents.  Many of the students at Finch Elementary are low-income families.  They are used to receiving meals, rides, clothes, etc.  Yarns of Hope wanted these students to know what it feels like to not only receive but to give in return.  While the students learned how a new talent in the hopes of carrying this throughout their life, squares were made and then joined to make a group blanket.


This blanket was then decided by the "designers" who to give this to. The class wanted to give this to one of their teachers who is pregnant.

The blanket was well-received and the students loved contributing to this project!
Yarns of Hope would love to teach a new batch of 5th graders next year, but we need your help!  Volunteering for an hour a week is needed from 4-5 knitters/crocheters to help give more one-on-one training and speed up the tutoring process.  Please consider donating your time in the fall and see young future crafters learn what we ourselves have become so passionate about.

Many thanks, Becca for organizing this year!  This program has certainly made an impact for years to come!

The Weekly Stitch

Hello ladies-

This may be a long one because there is a lot of info to share about the next two weeks. So, hang in there, and keep reading!

VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR TOMORROW'S MEETING!! We will be meeting at my house (2512 Cayenne Drive) tomorrow instead of the church. The church building is closed because they are installing new HVAC units on the roof (this means bringing them in with helicopters and the whole bit!) So, we will meet here instead of canceling. Let me know if you need directions.

Wednesday night - 6:15 PM in the Fireside Room at FBC McKinney. (As of now, we are okay to meet there - will let you know if anything changes.)

Next Tuesday, June 12th - YOH will be hosting a World Wide Knit in Public (WWKIP) event during our regular meeting. Our meeting will be at the same place and time - we just may have some additional attendees because of the event. Because of that, we were thinking that we should bring some extra breakfast goodies to share. If you are able, please bring a breakfast item, paper goods, or utensils. If you want to bring paper goods or utensils, drop me an email so we don't have too many duplicates. Also, if you are not familiar with the event, check out the website at This is a worldwide event started in 2005 by one lady. It has now grown to hundreds of events and spreads out over a week, instead of just one day!

Ongoing Projects: Same as always - just not taking the space to list out as the email I already long enough!

Take care and God bless! Hope to see all of you soon!!