Big Canoe’s Knit Togethers are ‘purls’ for local charities

Margie Bowyer, Jan Kidd, and Linda Brashear (left to right) enjoyed the thank you luncheon hosted for volunteers by the Northside Hospital Auxiliary.
Information submitted by Mimi Zentgraf

Every Wednesday afternoon around two o’clock, the clicky-clack of knitting needles ricochets off the walls at the Swim Club. It’s the weekly meeting of the Knit Togethers, a group of crafty women with artsy talents. While knitting is the group’s mainstay, quilting, crocheting, weaving, and even rug making fill this mid-week afternoon.

Margie Bowyer, Jan Kidd, and Linda Brashear (left to right) enjoyed the thank you luncheon hosted for volunteers by the Northside Hospital Auxiliary.

While the ladies spend time fashioning sweaters, scarves, baby clothes, hats, and afghans for themselves or family members, their nimble fingers also work for local charities.
Every fall, the Northside Hospital Auxiliary lauds volunteers who have helped make life a little brighter for those enduring hospital stays. Our gals create and donate chemo hats for cancer patients and baby blankets for the nursery all year long.
Another big Knit Togethers project is fashioning hats for children at the Pickens and Dawson Craddock Centers. Last year, over 200 colorful hats, caps, and beanies were donated to keep little heads warm during cold winter months.
Are you new to this age-old craft? No worries, there are plenty of eager teachers to unravel knitting mysteries for you.
If you’d like to join Big Canoe’s string of purls, all you have to do is show up on Wednesday afternoon or contact Mimi Zentgraf at mzentgraf@windstream.net for additional information.