Fibre Friends gather at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at 23 Edwin Place. There are about a dozen “regulars,” but there are a total of 24 of us on the email list. We are mostly knitters, but we do welcome all fiber arts, including several crocheters.
Sometimes we work on personal projects, but our focus is on community donations. Working with our own yarns and those kindly donated (often anonymously), we produced the following in 2018:
- For Room At the Inn: eight hat-and-scarf sets.
- For Meals On Wheels: 43 washcloths, wrapped around bars of soap.
- For Trinity Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Shelter: six hat-and-scarf sets, three separate hats, 20 scarfs, two boas, one reversible cowl, one cowl/scarf, and one shawlette.
Martha Shepherd delivered the Room At the Inn items, and my husband Bob and I handled most of the rest. I wish everyone could see how delighted the recipients were.
Speaking for my fellow Fibre Friends, we are proud of our accomplishments this year and welcome all who would like to join us in 2019.
Donna Hughes, Fibre Friends Coordinator