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Knitting Club Makes Scarves For Strangers


Kansas City, MO – Knitting has become a growing trend among younger women. But KCUR's Susan Wilson recently heard about a group that brings together women of all ages, and even an occasional guy, to knit for strangers. That's what it's all about for the Knitting and Crochet Ministry of Saint James Catholic Church. The group has about a dozen regular members, who meet twice a month at the church in midtown. Many of their handicrafts are handed out at the bus stop nearby at 39th and Troost.

The knitters include Justin Martinez, Sister Mary McNellis, Sister Molly Brockwell, Mary Vincent, Sandy Mcguire, Lori Denes, Christine Dewberry and Julie Farstad - all members of the Knitting and Crochet Ministry, aka Queen Mary and the Skein Gang.

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A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.) In the meantime, Wilson satisfied her journalistic cravings by doing public speaking, providing “expert” interviews for local television, and being a guest commentator/contributor to KPRS’s morning drive time show and the teen talk show “Generation Rap.”
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