A new activity has emerged on Franciscan University of Steubenville’s campus, and it is for a good cause. Acceptance With Joy women’s household has begun “Crochet for a Cause.” They invite students to come and knit various items, including scarves, hats and mittens for those suffering from cancer. They meet twice a month on Tuesdays, in the AWJ common room, located in St. Thomas More Hall, room 439. They had their first meeting Feb. 12, drawing a small but determined crowd. For those who may be apprehensive about knitting for the first time or who are early beginners are encouraged to come.
The group is open to avid lifelong knitters and to those who want to give it a try for the first time. Freshman student Samantha Genter attended the first meeting and thoroughly enjoyed her experience.
“I really enjoyed the time I spent with the girls,” said Genter. “Everyone is so nice and very helpful when it comes to not knowing something. I’m excited to continue to meet with them, and see what else we all crochet. I hope to see other’s join us as well.”
The group is hoping to expand over the next few weeks and to create many more original crochet pieces for those suffering from cancer.
“I love to crochet, and when I saw that there was a group who also loved it, and for a cause, I couldn’t resist,” said Genter. “I am so excited to see what else is to come, and who else decides to join us. I’m really excited for the person to receive them though; we put a lot of love into it.”