Why I Knit Toques and Mitts for People in Need

Penny Tennenhouse (our wonderful congregant photographer) writes: “Frances, I was so impressed with all the wonderful toques and mitts you have made for people in need (which Avodah has helped distribute) that I wonder if you would be OK with my putting a little item (with a photo of these beautiful toques) in our newsletter. I think it would make people feel good to see this kind offering (and maybe encourage them). I just think it would lift people’s spirits to see your good work.

Frances Aknai (our wonderful congregant knitter) responds: I enjoy knitting and crocheting; I love working with yarns in different colors. By making these items, I am also helping myself. They help to fill up any time I have on my hands.

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