Sunday, February 28, 2010

Here are some more photos

Featured is Lea working with Mr. Moody, who is the one of the crochet-ers. There's also a photo of Sheila who is our quality control department. She stuffs the Comfort Dolls with fiberfill and sews them up. Lea leads the cosmetic department, working on hair this week. Eyes and mouths to follow.
Lynn is showing both Jeremy and Mark how to "purl".
When you hear that one picture is worth a million words, I think these radiate with the pride our knitters are feeling.

More photos



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Just wanted to share some photos with you.

As you can see, there is a great deal of pride in how the Comfort Dolls are coming along. The guys are so proud to have learned how to knit and look forward to our weekly sitting and knitting.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pepsi Refresh Project

Pepsi Refresh Project

4 dolls are now complete

We have completed 4 or 5 Comfort Dolls. Photos are problematic. It's a prision after all. But we have consent forms and hopefully I will be able to post photos soon.

One of our participants told me how much, no kidding, how much this knitting behind bars has changed his attitude and relationships. I accuse them of kissing up to me, but many have told me that they have shared their knitting stories with wives, oh, okay, their old ladies, and grandmothers. One of my favorites, Mr. Cheeseball (they all have nick names)told me his wife went to his probation hearing and told them he has been knitting.

Sheila, Lea and I all admit that going to our project is a highlight of our week.
It's just so simple and so gratifying.