Knitting in Prison

by adustyframe ~ December 18th, 2008

I picked up Knitting For Peace yesterday because I saw on another blog that this book has a great pattern for an afghan.

As I looked through it, I found a section on knitting in prisons. The author explained how inmates knit blankets and hats for charities and how doing so helps them pass the time as well as gives them an outlet to show care and concern for others.

One quote stood out to me because it made me smile.

Skip LeBarge supervises inmates who make knit and crochet animals.

“You ain’t seen nothin’ until a guy doing 800 years comes up to you all proud and burstin’ because he just crocheted his first cow.”

While I don’t particularly want to see a crocheted cow, I’m really glad that prisons offer these programs for their inmates.


5 Thoughts Shared to Knitting in Prison

  1. Jenn

    That made me smile.

  2. TransitionGirl

    that quote makes me chuckle, in a good way. Amazing what a simple activity can do.

  3. theprincessofquitealot

    No matter who you are, giving back to others makes you feel good. I’m glad to hear there’s a program like this.

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  5. Janet

    I think it’s wonderful!! From what little I understand, I think they NEED this!

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