Thursday, December 08, 2011

Teaching Prisoners to Knit

I thought I had mentioned this before, but apparently not.  I first heard about this program when one of the local yarn stores was trying to help garner votes for a donation to support the program.  The program at the time was teaching prisoners to knit and having them make trauma buddies (stuffed items trauma workers could offer to a kid at a trauma scene to try and help calm them down).  This article states that the program has expanded beyond that and now even has a waiting list. 
I'm so happy to hear that this program has had such success.  And hopefully, some similar programs will get started elsewhere.