GREENFIELD — They call themselves a knitting group, but there was a lot more chatting than actual knitting getting done on Friday’s meeting of the self-proclaimed “Knit Wits.”
The handful of women that gets together every other Friday to knit for Mental Health America’s holiday Gift Lift program has been talking about picking a name for months, said member Nancy Striebeck. “Knit Wits” seemed as good as any.
All jokes aside, the group does eventually get down to business at some point most Fridays. Right now they’re in full swing, knitting dozens of lap robes and scarves that will eventually be given to MHA clients.
Last year, they donated about 90 lap robes for the clients – often isolated seniors – at nursing homes throughout the county. Countless scarves were also distributed as Christmas presents for the chronically mentally ill or developmentally disabled.
“We’re trying to bring joy to a group that could easily be missed during the Christmas season,” explained Kara Harrison, MHA director.