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POSTED: February 4, 2011 9:00 a.m.
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Naomi Fey, left, Pam Peterman and Kathy Harris show some of the things that Common Threads, a knitting group, has made during its meeting on Wednesday mornings in the Richmond Hill Public Library. (Hallie D. Martin)

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Since the fall of 2009, Common Threads has been knitting and crocheting everything from chemotherapy caps to blankets to American Girl doll clothing for charities in the Richmond Hill area.

“We’re a prolific group,” said Pam Peterman, a member of the group that meets every Wednesday at the Richmond Hill Public Library.

Members of Common Threads have knitted and crocheted items for Warm Up America, the Special Olympics, Project Linus and the local chapter of Relay For Life.

Members have also made caps for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments, and baby blankets, hats and booties for the neonatal units of nearby hospitals, according to Naomi Fey, a member of Common Threads.

“Any charity that has a need,” she said.

Starting today, the group will have a donation table at the Richmond Hill Public Library until the local Relay For Life event on April 1, Fey said. The group is offering handmade items, such as book marks, cell phone cases, wash cloths, coin purses, hair ties and scarves.

For more, pick up a copy of the Feb. 2 edition of the News

 

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