Terre Haute Living December 2016 - Page 25

g Carol Smith (above) creates a bright blue piece in her time with the Yarn Spinners. Connie Massa works on a lime green throw (left). Linda Mundell (below) knits a piece during a meeting. The Yarn Spinners is one such group. These ladies meet weekly at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Terre Haute. Their numbers are not limited to members of Mt. Pleasant. About 50 percent of their membership comes from other local churches. Actually, eight other churches are represented among the Yarn Spinners. Their name says a lot about the group, longtime member Kathy Pickrell said. “We spin yarns as we sit and talk” … and while they use real yarn to lovingly create comforting blankets, sweaters, hats and gloves. These ladies produce some 340 pieces annually. Each piece is prayed for and dedicated at the altar of the church before they are sent to children at local hospitals, The Crisis Pregnancy Center, Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, the Bronx in New York and countries such as Bosnia, Costa Rica, Chile and Uganda. The Yarn Spinners unite with such organizations as The March of Dimes and World Vision to reach kids outside of our communities and across the globe. tribstar.com/terrehauteliving