By Angel Meeks
Cougar News Blog
The knitting club has been very busy lately, making many beanies for the kids in need of them. They’ve already sent out about 50 hats and are looking to send 50 more to an organization called the Global Orphan Project, which helps provide care to young children in danger of being orphaned.
The supervisor of this club, Jodi Rodgers, is putting her students to work, having them knit as many hats as possible. Even though making so many hats is time consuming and lots of work, the students are really enjoying the knitting.
“I want my students to learn that is easy and fun, to help other people out that are less fortunate than themselves, all it takes is a little time and a willing heart to make a difference,” said Rodgers.
Since the students have joined, they have learned many new skills in knitting. They have increased in skill and enjoy making beanies for the children in need.
“I have improved at nimble type things, because part of knitting is nimbleness,” said one of Mrs. Rodgers students, Michele Darnell.
The hats may take an hour to make but they still enjoy it, and the boys seem to have more interest in knitting the hats.
“Each hat takes about an hour to make, and typically I have more guys that enjoy knitting than girls,” said Rodgers. “The guys seem to do a better job at knitting, but it’s so easy, everyone has a good time with it and it’s kind of hard to mess it up.”
Their goal by the end of the year is to have at least 50 or more beanies knitted, so far they have knitted about 43 hats since the start of the semester.