By Beth David, Editor
Students at Fairhaven High School do more than hit the books. Sometimes, they hit the knitting looms. Born out of the Interact Club and dubbed the “Looming Experience,” this group of students creates hats, scarves and gloves to be donated to the Shepherd’s Pantry for people who need them.
But don’t expect your grandmother’s knitting needles here. The knitting loom is a series of pegs, either in a round shape or long shape, depending on what you want to create.
And be sure to call it “looming,” not “knitting” say the club’s founders Lexi Souza, Jessica Rinker and Mira Yin.
“It’s pretty interesting, I hope it continues to grow,” said member Kathryn Bordon, a sophomore, who got interested because Ms. Yin told her about it. “It’s good to help people around the holidays.”
Giorgio Elkhoury and his friend Ahmad Quraishi, both sophomores, echoed that sentiment.
“[It’s] for people who don’t have a lot of stuff,” said Mr. Elkhoury. “To help out the poor, y’know.”
“To help people get through the winter,” said Mr. Quraishi. “To help people who are less fortunate.”
And then there is the loom itself.
Mackenzie McCree, a freshman, said it was, simply put, “cool looking.”
“I always wanted to knit, but this looked like it would be easier,” she said.
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