Knitting on the beach? Knitting and Hawaii just don’t seem to go hand-in-hand and yet, you’ll find that Hawaiians knit for charity just like knitters in the other 49 states. Find out what these ladies are up to and why they knit in paradise.
The Aloha Knitters
It doesn’t seem likely at first, yet there are many reasons to knit when you live in Hawaii. Aggressively air-conditioned offices, enjoying the meditative quality of knitting, and helping others in need are just a few. This group of knitters range in age from 20 to 50. They say they aren’t your grandmother’s knitting group, but they wouldn’t mind the comparison either. While some ladies in the group knit for family, friends and those super cold offices, many others enjoy knitting for charity. Knitting for charities like blankets and caps for chemo patients, preemies, and senior citizens adds to the pleasure of knitting. The Aloha Knitters meet weekly at Ward Centre’s Mocha Java Café — 6:30pm on Monday and 7:00pm Thursday evenings. Join these ladies in helping out those in need in Hawaii.
Sue is the magical owner and operator of The Isle Knit Shop in Honolulu. Her customers think she’s magical, referring to her store as the Harry Potter store due to the fact she can stock an amazing amount of yarn in one tiny place. Sue runs a great store, is always ready to help her customers with knitting questions and always has at least one group involved in knitting for charity. Stop in today at 1188 Bishop Street, Ste 1403 in Honolulu for help, camaraderie or to join in one of Sue’s charity knitting groups. Yes, there are knitting charities found even in the unlikely state of Hawaii. Beautiful beaches and weather doesn’t prevent these ladies from helping others. Knit for charity and join these ladies today.