Saturday, September 22, 2007

"Purls of Grace" Knitting Ministry (with update)

Today was our Mini Retreat and the new Knitting Ministry was introduced, "Purls of Grace." During the time that the ladies as walked around to the various ministry tables I handed out information sheets and answered a lot of questions. The most common question was "Will you teach me to knit?" I had about 10 people sign up, which was a lot more than I expected. Several people commented that they didn't know how to knit, but knew how to crochet. I told them that they could come and welcome to crochet too!

I added a few more catalogs and books this morning before we started to my display. On the table is two shawls I knitted, and one I started to show the ladies what we would start with. I had a couple of other examples of yarn projects. The most asked about project...My Booga Bag! I must have explained it a dozen times. One of my friends loves my bag so much that I decided that I am going to give it to her tomorrow. She offered to pay for it, but I just can't bring myself to let her do that!

I still have the work out the details of day and time. I asked the ladies to write down when they would be able to come to the meetings and most of them wrote down evening. I am glad so many were interested in coming. I will let you know how it goes!

Updated 9/23/07

After I thought about I wrapped up the booga bag (in the picture) and gave it to my friend, she was so thrilled and couldn't believe it. I hadn't really used it and I knew she would really appreciate it. Better for her to be able to enjoy it and use it, than to sit in my closet. Plus I bought some Noro Yarn awhile back to make another!


Marcia said...

Great that there was so much interest! You bag IS very cute! I really like the colors.

Robin said...

I love the name "Purls of Grace"! Sounds like you are off to a great start.