By Jackie Glosniak
While knitting may just be a relaxing past time for some, one group of Berwyn women has turned their hobby into a wholehearted effort for charitable causes.
On the first and second Sat. of each month, the Knitting and Crochet Guild of Berwyn meets at the Berwyn Public Library, creating outerwear, blankets, and more for many local charities.
Josephine Tucci founded the Guild 9 years ago, fueled by both her passion for knitting and her yearning to help other out.
“We make blankets for Project Linus, and hats, mittens, and slippers for PADS shelters,” Tucci explained. “We have also made scarves for the Special Olympics in the past.”
The Guild also frequently hosts fundraiser sales to raise money to buy yarn for their charity work.
“Out next event is on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Second Floor Elevator Lobby here at the library,” Tucci said.
At the sale, tables will be set up featuring all of the Guild’s most recent creations, and donations are also greatly accepted.