A good number of the women around town already know how to knit and do it much better than I do. A few others have been asking me to teach them how to knit, so yesterday we started a knitting club. To begin, I'm having everyone knit identical squares, which we will join together to make a blanket. We're going to give the blanket to a family that maybe doesn't have money to buy one (remember it's winter here). They don't seem super stoked about the blanket idea, but they're going along with it.
The main thing is that we had some time yesterday for women to hang out with no particular agenda, some time to be together. People here don't have much to do, so it's good to offer an alternative to gossip. I think also that it has potential as a way to expose new people to the Comunidad Cristiana. I'm going to make fliers for next week. Lastly, the ladies running the Cafetin (coffee shop type place) are in charge of selling the yarn and needles (imported from the next town over). I'm hoping that will help increase their sales a little. Right now I think that their income is like $10 each per month, so anything would help.
Look for some photos next week!