Our Mission is to bring the Arts of Knitting and Crocheting to women who are dealing with substance abuse issues, mental illness, and lives impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and family trauma. We use knitting and crocheting to achieve our ultimate goal of finding ways to Heal ourselves, find Hope, create s sense of Happiness and Joy, and ultimately raise our Spirits, Skill Sets and Quality of Life.
October, 2016–Ruthie Marks is a crochet designer with many books under her belt. She recently made a generous donation to Knitting in Recovery of yarn and her books. Staff at Turning Point Foundation’s New Visions center, New Visions clients, and Knitting in Recovery founder, Lise Solvang all crocheted the same shawl in different colors using Ruthie’s pattern.
Many thanks, Ruthie for sharing your passion with us! Thanks also to Basha Kooler, whom Ruthie has designed for and who donated the yarn to Ruthie to pass on to us.
Singer/Songwriter Lisa Barbee sharing her story and music with the women at Prototypes one beautiful Sunny afternoon. Setting the peaceful and nourishing tone for the day, and for our souls.
There’s a lot to be said about coming together in a circle after a long week of work, commitments, problem solving, doing our very very best……to just release……soak up some sunshine…… listen to another woman’s story through song and music……and knit……
The girls brought out their blankets and continue to crochet for their loved ones as well as for their own healing
“……one stitch at a time……”
Lisa sings about her healing “……One Stitch at a Time…..with each Purl you Knit your Life……”
“……Creating for You Peace of Mind……”
Can we just Unwind?
With no limit, just time?
One of the women at Prototypes has discovered the serenity unwinding yarn gives. Creating the Patience and Tolerance and Kindness it takes to unwind the “mess” of this yarn translates into creating the tools necessary to clean up our own lives……with patience, tolerance and kindness towards ourselves. And our new lives can begin to UNFOLD.