Ann, a Project Knitwell volunteer, has worked with participants at several program sites including Street Sense, N Street Village, and the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (Smith Center). An accomplished knitter, she is known for her intricately designed socks and for balancing colors and textures in her creations. (Below she is instructing Eric.)

Eric and Ann

Eric joined the group after being diagnosed with cancer last Spring. Since then he has mastered knitting basics and moved on to knitting two socks at a time. No easy feat! (And no pun intended!)

Lois is a long-time member of Smith Center’s “Knitting in the Nook” knitting circle. She also volunteers with Project Knitwell at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) in Montgomery County, MD. Lois has been knitting sweaters from the start—she began in her teens. She possesses a unique sense of style which she shares with volunteers and Project Knitwell participants alike. It is always a joy to see her sporting her latest designs. Here, she is pictured in a cashmere wrap that she completed recently.


Stanisloff, experienced with both knitting and crocheting, is one of the newest members of Smith Center’s Knitting in the Nook. She is extremely creative and generous of spirit, and finds knitting a relaxing respite.


Pictured below with Eric, both are wearing crocheted hats that she designed.

Stanisloff and Eric

* Note: This article was submitted prior to March 13, 2020 by Ilene Gast, a Project Knitwell volunteer.