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Knitters reach out to hospital patients with creations

12:27 AM, May 16, 2013
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What started as an opportunity for women from Weston's Mount Olive Lutheran Church to socialize has turned into an informal communitywide effort to donate knit items to local hospitals.

Tricia Smith, 40, of Schofield knits in her free time at home, and in 2011 decided to use her skill as a way to give back to the community. She talked to a few of her friends and church members and researched a few local organizations, and the group decided to knit and crochet items to donate to local hospitals.

Since then, the group has made a total of about 300 to 400 shawls, blankets and newborn hats and donated the ...

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