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The Knitwits' motto is "Deus caritas per lanitium": we seek to express the love of God through wool. While we may be doing violence to Latin, our goal is to express kindness and gentleness, to those we knit with, and to those we knit for. We meet once a week on Mondays, from 4-5:30pm in the Guild Room, to knit (or crochet, or sew, or bead, or knot) together. All are welcome, from beginners who want to learn a new skill to experts who want to share tips and patterns.
The Knitwits believe in "knitting in", enhancing fellowship within the St. Matthias' community by sharing creativity and a cup of tea, as well as "knitting out": knitting for those in the wider community in need of something cozy and made with love. This year, we are particularly keen to knit out in the community itself: if you or someone you know would like the Knitwits to come to you one week, please let us know! Or if you are connected to a school or community organisation that might benefit from some tutoring in knitting, the Knitwits could be the answer to your prayers!
The common thread for everyone who joins the Knitwits, whether it be once a week or once every few months, is the opportunity for respite and fellowship - a 90-minute break from our busy weeks and a frequently chaotic world. We believe that everyone can benefit from the opportunity to make something tangible. Beyond that, different people get different things: beginners get sustained hands-on teaching and mentorship. More experienced knitters get to pass on their knowledge to grateful beginners, share patterns, and "nerd out" with each other. Sometimes people come mainly to knit, and sometimes we suspect that the knitting is secondary.
The Knitwits are happy to welcome new members, regardless of your level of experience with needlecraft. To get involved, or for more information, contact Marika Giles-Samson.
THE KNITWITS ARE CURRENTLY ON HIATUS. SEIZE THE NEEDLES WITH US IN FEBRUARY, WHEN WE’LL BE PARTNERING WITH THE BEER SAINTS!