The daytime and evening groups, of Made With Love, made up of more than 20 knitters, have been meeting for more than four years at the Floral Park Library to make items for local community members and organizations in need. The group has recently donated to Wounded Warriors, INN of Hempstead, local nursing homes, Liz’s Day, Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, Birthright, Lutheran Family Services and St. Joseph’s of Seattle. The group has donated knitted hats and scarves to the preemies, cancer, and heart patients at Winthrop Hospital and St. Baldrick’s.
While the group is not a teaching class, everyone who participates either knows how to knit or crochet already and many times they will learn a new stitch from another member or share patterns. Primarily, members meet each week to socialize and practice their own needlecraft skills.
The group accepts yarn donations for their charity projects. Donations can be left at the library circulation desk any time. The daytime group meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The evening group meets every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New members always are welcome.