A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I was excited to see that in November 2013 there’s going to be a new Wizard of Oz crochet pattern book by Kristen Rask. Here are some of the other upcoming crochet books I’m eyeing on Amazon:
Granny Squares-All Shapes and Sizes. This book by Beatrice Simon and Barbara Wilder is subtitled “Over 50 Projects and Techniques to Give the Classic Crochet Pattern a Whole New Look”. The description adds, “These “granny squares” might actually be hexagons, triangles, pentagons, or circles and can be fashioned into everything from afghans and potholders to pillows and fingerless gloves using these innovative and colorful designs.” So it’s really motifs and variations on granny squares and they look like they may be fun. This crochet book comes out in February 2014.
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Today’s crochet inspiration is to let you know that the Occupational Therapy Department of Elizabethtown College launched a new club this school year for students who want to knit/ crochet to help others in need.
Stitch2Serve Crochet Club
Ο Etownian (Elizabethtown’s College Paper) shared last semester:
Stitch2Serve, a group dedicated to creating knitted, crocheted, sewn and other handcrafted clothing for those less fortunate, has recently made its debut on campus. Their mission is to “serve the local and global community in meeting its tangible needs for comfort, clothing, and shelter, as well as its social-emotional needs,” junior and club president Laura Kleindienst said. “Additionally, club members will establish and strengthen relationships with each other and community members through learning and social activities involving textile arts.” The organization also focuses on fundraising for both the association itself and the community.
Why The OT Department
“The inspiration behind this association came from occupational therapy majors who learn to knit and crochet during their first year of college as part of the department’s curriculum. After numerous students made efforts to create a club that utilizes their new skills while helping the community, occupational therapy lecturer Linda Leimbach finally initiated an official organization.”
I am thrilled to see that the college’s OT department has students learn to knit and crochet. It can be a terrific part of occupational therapy for people dealing with a variety of different situations, something I discuss in my book Πλέκω έσωσε τη ζωή μου.
I Hope This Inspires You To:
- Learn about the occupational therapy benefits of crochet
- Crochet something for a good cause, possibly with a local craft group
- Find out if your local area college has a crochet club and considering donating some hooks or yarn
I’m continuing to work through my own personal transitions but I still have lots of έμπνευση βελονάκι to share with you this month.
I’ve been so busy and had a million things going on but the truth is that I’ve really missed rounding up and sharing the crochet link love each week. I’m not sure how I’m going to fit this in on a regular basis again but it’s something I really like doing so here it is this week. Hope you find something inspiring here from around the crochet web this week.
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