Friday, January 25, 2008

The Spirit of Giving ...

The Pollard Elementary School in Plaistow, NH collected donations during the Holiday Season amounting to 116 skeins of yarn for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program [RSVP] knitting volunteers at Southern New Hampshire Services. The first grade teacher Sandy Ward, found my blog and thought it was a wonderful “giving” project for her class. Also joining Sandy on this project was Elizabeth LaRosa and her kindergarten class.

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What an exciting morning for the kids, teachers and Dee Martin, Director of Volunteers for Southern NH Services! The kids also made paper hats and mittens with their name on them so when RSVP gives their mittens and hats out, they will place one of the paper hats or mittens on the donation to let people know who donated the yarn. What a great idea, huh? Dee personalized a “certificate” as a thank you [put in a frame] for both teachers and their class.

HPIM0160 This wonderful event helped boost the yarn supply for the volunteer's knitting to continue, but as usual, they always need more throughout the year. Knitting goes on all year for these ladies and we hope you can continue to help.

Dee told me they have met some wonderful, giving people from all over the United States already and asked me to Thank You ALL for your generous giving spirit ...

And of course, the StitchingNut thanks you also!

Just an added Note ...

Have you read the book "The Knitting Circle: A Novel" by Ann Hood?

If you haven't -- read the reviews here.

I highly recommend it. If you have read the book [or haven't but want to buy it], you might be interested to know that Ann Hood will be at the Seed Stitch Fine Yarn on 21 Front St. Salem, MA on Saturday, February 2, 2008 3:30-5:30 pm for a book signing and for $10 join the knitting group for a private knitting session with Ann 5:30-7:00 pm.

I bet I'll be there also! [I'm sure there is no doubt in your mind]

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