At Knitting in Recovery, all of our gracious donors mean the world to us. They make what we do possible, so we wanted to take the time to highlight them and share our deepest gratitude.
Today we are spotlighting Terri Nigro. Terri has given generous yarn donations that we have spotlighted in the past. Not only that, but she has gotten other friends involved in donating to Knitting in Recovery as well. We asked Terri to share a little bit about herself, her passion for knitting, and how she got involved with Knitting in Recovery. Thank you, Terri, for helping our program succeed in helping other women in our community:
I first learned to knit at a class at Sears when I was 10 years old. Our project was a sweater (yikes!) that I made for my mother (who, bless her heart, wore it underneath her winter coat on a few occasions). After that, I didn’t knit again until I was in my forties. I had, however, cross-stitched for many years and enjoyed it very much.One day, my cross-stitch friends went on a trip to a yarn store, and I went along. I saw so many pretty samples and beautiful yarns, and I caught the fever. I bought some fancy eyelash yarn that was all the rage and brought it home. I looked up knitting on the Internet, and re-taught myself to knit. I garter-stitched a scarf, and I was on my way with two new hobbies: knitting and collecting yarn. After 30 scarves, I started to branch out to other items and stitches. I’ve learned to do socks and sweaters and everything in between.I’m even better at that second hobby: stash-building. So when Lois at Anacapa Fine Yarns told me about Knitting in Recovery, I was pleased to be able to share a goodly sum of yarn to the project. I also let those knitting friends know, and Marsha Blanton, Janet Mailhot, Lou Webster, and JoAnn Zullo added to the bags as well.I’m grateful for all the good work happening at Knitting in Recovery, and that they are able to share this fun and creative hobby with those who find it brings them peace and a smile.-Terri