Monday Feb. 27 the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library’s Adult Literary Knitters Club distributed hats, scarves, and other items to the Edinburg Children’s Hospital in an effort to put a smile on their face and keep the young patients warm.
This year, the Knitters Club met every Monday for five weeks throughout January and into February. Many of the participants were new to knitting, but they were very creative with their projects, making hats and scarves in a variety of colors, textures, and designs. Some of the hats that were created looked like animals, fruit, and even decorated to look like characters from popular comics and movies. In total, the Knitting Club crafted 160 hats, 47 scarves, one knitted headband, and one knitted purse.
During the visit to Edinburg Children’s Hospital, Knitting Club members passed out the items to patients in the Intensive Care as well as other patients at the hospital. Items that were not distributed to patients at that time were left with the hospital, to distribute to new patients when they arrive.
The Knitting Club meets every winter, working together to make knitted items for different organizations. Many members continue to use their skills throughout the year. This club accepts donations of looms, new yarns, knitting needles, and crochet hooks.
The Sekula Memorial Library is located at 1906 South Closner Boulevard in Edinburg, Texas. For more information about the Knitting Club, call the library at (956)383-6246 and ask for Carmen or Virginia. You can also www.edinburglibrary.us.